Sandra A Weir, BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor
I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor working in private practice. I counsel private clients and also work part-time for Employee Assistance Schemes.I work relationally. I believe the key to successful counselling is a co-creation of the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client.
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and am committed to continuing professional development.
I have a current DBS check and hold professional indemnity insurance.
I mainly counsel clients with the following issues:
Workplace Stress and Depression
The NHS and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommend ‘Talking Treatments’ for Stress and Depression. My integrative approach to counselling means that I would have recourse to talking therapies including CBT ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and would use the most appropriate method for you.
Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder
I am an Anxiety UK Approved and NICE qualified Counsellor.
Employee Assistance Programmes
Being employed by companies involved in these schemes, has enabled me to counsel employees from various organisations including Tesco, the Post Office and the University of York. I work for several EAP schemes and have the following official designations:
- BUPA Approved Psychotherapist
- Anxiety UK Approved Therapist
- Psychotherapist on the Private Practice Register
- Affiliate Counsellor for Lifeworks
- Nuffield Health Psychological Therapist
I counsel in a range of other areas. Please email me to enquire further. My other main areas of expertise in addition to depression, anxiety, panic disorder and workplace stress include counselling clients with relationship issues, bereavement and loss.
I am also experienced in counselling young people in colleges and universities. My most recent role from 2014 to 2017 was Counselling Manager at Selby College.
Therapy sessions take place in a designated private counselling room in an extension at the rear of my property in Woodthorpe, York.
Your Counselling Journey
1. Initial assessment including taking a brief history and looking at your required outcome
2. Brief introduction to how the counselling relationship works
3. Agreement on type of therapy and length of therapy(long or short-term)
4. Provision of counselling tools to self-manage future issues
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Training and Qualifications
University of Leeds Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
York St John University Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
York College Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
University of York BA (Hons)
Diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness
BACP Certificate of Proficiency in Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Fees are £40 per hourly session, payable in cash at the time of the session or by BACS with prior agreement.
I offer long-term therapy (with regular ongoing reviews), short-term therapy (6 weeks) and solution-focused therapy (which may be less than 6 weeks).
Please email me, using the tab below, to request counselling availability. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please email for availability. I work Monday to Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|