Sanna Savolainen-Shankley

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Dip.Psych, UKCP Reg, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Carnforth LA6 & London W2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Sanna. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. I work with individuals who either bring a single issue or are experiencing a wide range of difficulties in many areas of their lives. I use an integrative approach, drawing on a variety of therapeutic ideas and techniques to fit the therapy to your needs.

As a psychosexual therapist I also work with and support individuals and couples / relationships in a variety of sex, sexuality, and relationship issues.  Psychosexual therapy explores the connection between mind and body in a holistic manner. The psychosexual approach is therapeutic, educational and behavioural.

Most people are faced with unexpected events and experience emotional problems at some stage in their lives. You might find yourself struggling with anxiety, compulsive or addictive behaviours, and you may sometimes feel down or angry, and frustrated not sure why that is.

Counselling and Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to explore yourself and your life circumstances in a safe, supportive and confidential space, so that new choices can emerge and new perspectives can be opened up. You are invited to talk about all aspects of yourself - your past experiences, current relationships, future ambitions, emotional life, values and beliefs – no matter how challenging or scary it might seem.

Truly sharing one's experiences and being listened to without judgement has a transformative effect in itself.

What are my next steps?
Please feel free to send me an email if you would like to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.  We can then arrange to meet for an introductory 20 minute online chat and agree on an initial consultation if it feels right to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychosexual Therapist, Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy; CPH - The Centre for Psychosexual Health.
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from the CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education) 

Certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy, CCPE.

Anger and Rage in Relationships, Juliet Grayson Training.
The Fundamentals of Working with Couples, Juliet Grayson Training.

Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma, Jill Carter Training.
Certificate of Attendance in Integrative Sandplay Studies, Jill Carter Training.

2016 –2018 I worked at Help Counselling Centre, London, as a counselling coordinator. 
I also have 7 years of experience as a health trainer working closely with people diagnosed and living with HIV /AIDS at Terrence HigginsTrust.

I am an accredited member of the UKCP (ukcp.org.uk) and registered with the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), abiding by their Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision and I regularly take part in diverse training programmes to enhance my education.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual psychotherapy is £60 per session.

Couples therapy is £90 per session.

I have some reduced fee spaces for people on low incomes available by negotiation.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday mornings, daytimes and evenings.

Further information

I am available to work with and individuals and couples / relationships in any sex, sexuality, and relationship matters.

Carnforth, LA6

2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Additional languages

Finnish

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Sanna Savolainen-Shankley
Sanna Savolainen-Shankley