Sandra Winterbottom BA Hon's/Dip Counselling/Dip Counselling Supervisor
I am a person-centred Practitioner and have experience of counselling adults/young people and couples.
I have experience in many areas such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Bereavement (see below). I also work with life threatening illnesses where I support individuals experiencing diseases such as cancer, from diagnosis, treatment and end of life. I support the client and the family/carers.
Home visits available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified person centred counsellor for 9 years and a counselling supervisor for 4 years. I have my own private practice and have experience of 1-1 and couples counselling.
My specialist area is loss and bereavement, body image, identity, life threatening diseases, end of life, trauma and coping with stress.
BA Hon's Degree - Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings
Barnardos - Supporting young people with disabilities, working from the Social Model of disability.
P.G.C.E - Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Training
H.E Diploma - Higher Education Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling in Human Relations.
Diploma Supervision - Person Centred - Individual and Group Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapist and those in related professions - Cascade Bridget Proctor
B.A.C.P - British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Professional Work Experience
NHS - Moderate to severe mental health issues.
Bradford and Airedale Cancer Support - Providing person-centred counselling for terminal patients, individuals and couples affected by cancer. Person centred Counselling Supervisor individual and group for trainee and qualified counsellors.
Samaritans - various issues, depression, loss, loneliness, mental illnesses.
ESCAYP - Emotional Support for Children and Young people - bullying, relationship issues, identity, depression, anger, trauma.
Mind - A wide range of mental health issues
Counselling supervisor - trainee and group supervision, Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale
Own private practice - Trainee and qualified counsellors/psychotherapist from various educational settings, experience and theoretical backgrounds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Call or email to set up an initial assessment. We can then talk about what it is you want from counselling. If you are happy with the first contact and want to continue a second session will be arranged for weekly/fortnightly counselling sessions.
Fees are based on an hourly rate of £45.00
I have a number of low-cost spaces to provide affordable counselling for those on low incomes. I also offer concessions for trainee counsellors.
I may be able to offer home visits.
I support individuals experiencing illnesses such as cancer, his sometimes means they are unable to leave their home. If this is you I may be in a position to visit you in your own home.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Not available on Wednesday evenings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer a facilitative environment where, as with Person Centred Counselling supervisor , the relationship is key.