Sandra Winterbottom BA Hon's/Dip Counselling/Dip Counselling Supervisor
I am a person-centred Practitioner and have experience of counselling Adults/Young People (14 yrs upwards) and Couples.
In addition I have experience in supporting individuals experiencing diseases such as Cancer, from diagnosis, treatment and end of life.
I work well with depression and Anxiety. I have experience of Trauma work, Identity and Bereavement.
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 areas are 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 - Depression, Bereavement, Loneliness, Mental Health Issues.
ESCAYP - Emotional Support for Children and Young people - Bullying, Relationship Issues, Identity, Depression, aAger, Trauma. (Age 14 years and up)
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 and psychologists from various educational settings, experience and theoretical backgrounds.
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
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/£50.00
I have a number of low-cost spaces to provide affordable counselling for those on low incomes and those who are suffering financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-9 virus crisis.
I also offer concessions for trainee counsellors.
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.