Hi I’m Sandra Wines MBACP a trained counsellor in CBT, person centred with creative techniques. I can help promote your emotional health, by deepening a understanding of what difficulties that impact on ordinary everyday life. I can enable you to reach a goal or make a change in your life. I believe you can achieve this by a person-centred and non-judgemental approach.
I offer Counselling for adults/young people 12 yrs +. £35
Face to face
Webcam options to turn camera off or on(or Audio) sessions on VSee
You as the client understand that online therapy is a different experience compared with face to face in-person therapy. These differences include the lack of visual and audio cues and the lack of immediacy in responding. Please consider this when choosing the type of services you would like to try.
I use a platform service called VSee for any video calls by downloading and adding my email address to access this. This comes with a business associate agreement in line with Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
In the event I deem the setting to not be sufficiently private, the session will be terminated and fees may still be due. Recording sessions without the explicit consent of both therapist and the client/s will be considered as breach of this service agreement.
A fee will be charged if we are interrupted by technical difficulties during the session.
Please ensure all devices are fully charged.
I encourage you to ensure you have a safe internet connection and your devices are password protected.
We will arrange an agreed number of sessions, which will be reviewed regularly, the sessions will last 50mins.
Cancellations and non-attendance:
On the basis that you give at least 24hrs notice prior to the time of your session there will be an alternative appointment offered. If there is a total of 2 missed or cancelled appointments it will be necessary for your sessions to be closed.
If there is a need to rearrange appointments due to unforeseen circumstances this will normally be arranged mutually at the previous session.
Professional Code of Ethics
As a Member or the British Association for Counselling (BACP), I abide by its Code of Ethics and Principles of Practice. Details of these can be found on the BACP website https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/.
You can also find out more about my background on http://msbsw3.wixsite.com/website
Confidentiality and information sharing
It may be necessary to break client confidentiality if it is felt that you or someone else could be a risk of serious harm. I will speak to you about how best I can support you in this unless to do so would put you or someone else at greater risk.
We will discuss this further and a consent form which I will ask you to sign to confirm you agree this being shared.
There are times when I can share information without your consent this is in the interest of your and the public safety such as the Terrorism Act, The Children Act, Proceeds of Crime and Road Traffic Act
I will discuss our work with a supervisor who will check I am working to the expected standards, your name, age and details of difficulties you are experiencing are discussed, no other information unless this is discussed with you in session as and when the need arises to break confidentiality.
We will discuss on our first session confidential data, an assessment of your needs and agreement of this contract.
If I am unable to support you with your difficulties then I will do my best to support you access other help.
Please avoid alcohol or drug use will impair your ability in the therapeutic practice.
In the event of my death or sudden illness if I was unable to practice, I have a therapeutic executor and you will be contacted by them.
I ask for you to be in a confidential space when it is quiet, where you will not be disturbed.
You as the client understand that online therapy is a different experience compared with face to face in-person therapy. These differences include the lack of visual and audio cues and the lack of immediacy in responding.
If you are experiencing a crisis or having suicidal or homicidal thoughts. As stated previously, if a life-threatening crisis should occur, you agree to contact a crisis helpline, call 999 or go to a hospital A&E department. Alternatively you can contact Samaritans online email@example.com or by telephone 08457909090.
Note taking and general data protection regulations
I will make notes short factual notes during the counselling period and stored securely, you can ask for these at any time please apply for this in writing and email Sandrawines@protonmail.com
IMPORTANT NOTICE for clients who are outside the United Kingdom.
My professional indemnity insurance covers me to work with any client no matter where in the world they reside. However, if a resident of the US or Canada makes a claim against me, this insurance cover will only apply if the claim is heard in a British court under American or Canadian law (whichever is appropriate). I have never had any claim made against me either for online or face to face work. This means that our counselling will be a private arrangement and you will not be able to claim the cost against your medical insurance as I am not licensed to work in your country.
Training, qualifications & experience
An advanced diploma in therapeutic counselling. Post Qualifying diploma in Counselling children and adolescents. Foundation course CRUSE bereavement care.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young people 12+
Monday & Wednesday 2.-5.30pm 6.30-8pm Tuesday 9-1pm Thursday 9-5pm Saturday 9.30-12.30pm.
For more information about my services and what I can do for you, please browse through my website and do not hesitate reaching out with any questions.