Sandra Whitehead, Dip Couns. Reg (MBACP) Integrative Counsellor
Hello my name is Sandra, I am a professionally trained integrative therapist, I work in private practice, I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(MBACP) I work with adults one to one during the therapeutic process in a relaxed, confidential space.
The therapeutic models I draw from while working alongside individuals, (Integrative) are Psychodynamic, past learnt behaviour, which could be impacting in the here and now, which might be keeping you stuck, Humanistic, meaning you guide the sessions, and CBT, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, all sessions are tailored to you, I offer open-ended or short term at a pace that suits all.
Life has a way of delivering unexpected challenges that may result from pressures, loss, relationship breakdowns or an unexpected crisis. During these difficult periods it is common to experience painful emotions, such as anxiety, depressions, or poor self-worth.
It may seem difficult to consider opening up your thoughts and feelings to a stranger. However this disclosure could be an important part in your journey of healing and growth. The benefits of being able to talk things through with someone who can listen and is committed during your journey towards positive change can be immense.
I have worked alongside individuals presenting with social and emotional issues, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or just needing to talk through any concerns of feeling stuck in life. I have training in sudden loss, bereavement and have supported individuals with family members who have been diagnosed with complex medical needs.
All sessions are tailored to your individual needs, short or long term, at a pace that feels comfortable for you, I will help you to explore any concerns that you are experiencing in a safe, non-judgemental compassionate way, while upholding the confidentiality, I feel it's important that clients feel supported within the therapeutic relationship.
Our 1st session together would be a 50 minute assessment, together we would explore what you would like from counselling, what has led you to seek counselling at this particular time in life and whether I am able to meet your needs, it will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions or concerns that you might have about the therapeutic process.
Please call or email me for a chat to arrange an initial appointment
Training, qualifications & experience
My clinical experience has been working alongside a variety of clients from different culture backgrounds, age, sex, religion, etc
I have work in a both private and voluntary organisations: focusing on anxiety, depression, sudden loss and bereavement, I have supported clients who's children have been diagnosed with complex medical needs I facilitate a sudden loss group each month.
- REG Member of the BACP
- BACP Certification Of Proficiency
- Level 5 Diploma In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Studies
- Inside The Mind Of A Borderline Personality (CPD)
- Childhood Narcissistic Wound (CPD)
- Bromley Bereavement Counselling Services Cert
- St Christopher Hospice Cert
- Safeguarding Adults and Vulnerable People Training
- Equality and Human Rights Training
- NHS enhanced DBS, checked yearly
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£40- One to One, for 50 minutes sessions
£40- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
I offer students concession rates
I am committed to regular ongoing supervision and professional studies to ensure my work is
ethically sound and of a high standard.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday Daytime or Evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|