Sandra Williamson

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

RGN RSCN Diploma in Advanced Counselling (BACP accredited)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a humanistic counsellor and use a variety of approaches and theories to cater for your needs, including exploring past experiences and how these or current events may be affecting you. As a counsellor, I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic abuse or trauma. I currently work for a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in counselling adult survivors or victims of sexual violence, trauma or child sexual abuse. Alongside this work, I run a busy private practice.

I am a Registered General Nurse – An adults and Children’s Nurse, with over 30 years of health care experience and 18 years working with education and health, as a School Nurse. I have a wide range of experience in working with children and young people, particularly those who are experiencing overwhelming anxieties, and depression. I worked within schools and at home with young people who were exploring their gender identity or exploring whether they were neuro-divergent (autism).

As part of my continuing professional development, I regularly attend workshops on counselling and mental health updates. These courses have included safeguarding with children and young people, as well as one on adults.

My clients say that I am a non-judgmental supportive counsellor, who is also holistic and gives space for them to explore with compassion and empowerment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. This is a two-year programme using an integrative approach to counselling theory and practice and is accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People (8-18 years)

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Health Training

NHS Registered Nurse

NHS Registered Sick Children Nurse

Additional Credentials

Level 2 Certificate Understanding Autism
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (RQF)
Advanced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Deaf Awareness eLearning
Domestic Violence Level 1 and 2
Multi agency Safeguarding and Child Protection Group 2
Solution Focus Training

Counselling Online and Telephone
Introduction to Porn Addiction
Caroline Spring Course:

Child Sexual Abuse Hope for Healing
Flashbacks and Triggers
Adolescents and Risk Training (Group 3)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors and Linked Professions is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Concessions are available for those on a reduced income so please ask me. I am also happy to offer a reduction for students on a counselling course.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Online and face-to-face Tuesdays

Face to face - Old Heathcoat Community Centre, Tiverton

Online and working for SAND in North Devon Thursdays 

81 King Street, The Old Heathcoat School Community Centre, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms



Sandra Williamson
Sandra Williamson