Sarah-Jayne Wakefield - Adv Dipls. Psych - UKCP & MBACP
Welcome to my profile. Finding the right person to help you overcome your difficulties can become overwhelming, I would gently suggest that you make your choice by whom you feel drawn too and take your time.
I am happy for you to contact me, in which ever way you feel comfortable with, making this first move to contact someone is the hardest step of all and it takes courage. We can have a chat and you can have a think about whether you think and feel I can help you and whether you would feel comfortable to share and work with me.
I am a UKCP registered, Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor. With 25 years of experience, of working with people with a wide range of difficulties. I work holistically which means I asses and encourage the coming together of your whole being. Your mental, physical and spiritual aspects of yourself.
Living in the world now, seems to becoming ever more challenging. Life has a tendency to pulverise us and is unrelenting at times, causing us general anxiety, depression relationship difficulties, panick attacks. The relationship between us attends to this, giving you consistent and safe support, accompanying you on your journey. Qualities will emerge and give you confidence, to enable you to live and deal with life.
The 'problems' 'traumas' that you have experienced in the past or the present can stay with us on many levels, the feelings and thoughts, the difficulties of these issues may go away, and they may not, you may find you struggle with health issues, you have suffered a loss of a loved one. Some people bury them and try to forget them (humans have an amazing way of protecting themselves from problems and traumas.
But then something in our present lives triggers the feelings and thoughts again and we end up with anxiety and or depression panick or health issues. We can find ourselves repeating destructive patterns, no matter how hard we try not too or how much we try to avoid these patterns. This can sometimes cause us to isolate ourselves, or we find ways of coping with them that do no work for us anymore, and you yearn for something new. Our relationship that we will build, and always at a pace you feel comfortable with, will help relieve these symptoms.
Your confidence and self esteem will build and give you tools to take back control and empower you. Qualities such as, tolerance, resilience, forgiveness and the most fundamental quality of all, compassion for oneself. We all, I think give ourselves a harder time than anyone else.
I have a special interest in the transpersonal/spiritual aspect of our life. In the therapy this may seem like the last thing on your mind. This reveals itself in the sessions as working in a creative way. Not just talking. I involve working with meditation, visualisation, dreams, sand tray and body work.
Body work is about what happens at a mind/verbal level as well as with bodily experiences such as posture, movement, gestures, voice and breathing patterns. Furthermore, illness, dis-ease and life limiting illnesses are worked with.
What will emerge is a map of the psyche, the ancient traditions of Alchemy, Sufism, Chinese medicine will all be incorporated in the therapy in order, to attend to what needs to be attended too. Enabling you to life the life you desire and yearn for.
If you need and want to work on this deeper level then we can integrate this within the therapy. I enjoy working at this deeper level as well as. Ever since I can remember, as a child, spirituality has played a large part in my life. I have gained knowledge in many aspects and traditions. Attending various retreats and practices, meditations. Furthermore the advanced transpersonal diploma was a true gift, which I soaked up. Spiritual practices is a place where my heart and soul will truly sing! This is a calling for me, to work in this way too. This does reflect in my work some how, and if you feel inclined we can explore this within yourself
I provide short and long term work. Depending on what you need and want, again at your pace. Sometimes we just need a helping hand for a short time, and sometimes we need a longer amount of time in a safe, secure and confidential space for you to allow yourself to slowly begin to heal.
I support people with general anxiety disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, feeling sad, depression, family issues, affairs and betrayel, CBT, separation and divorce and acceptance and commitment therapy.
I hold workshops and meditations and group work. either
Red tent (women's group)
Kinesiology (5 Element's Model)
Health and wellness advice and for living with Chronic Pain and Life limiting illnesses.
Please see my website www.tawilpsychotherapy.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal and Intgrative Diploma in Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy
- DSMV's in Mental Health
- CSCT Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Dream Work
- Kinesiology Practioner
- Reikki Master
- NLP Practioner
- Registered Manager Award in Health and Social Care. (Mental Health and Learning Difficulties
- Essential Life Planning Facilitator
- Metamorphic Technique
I have extensive experience in dealing with Trauma and Survivors or Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse. Furthermore with enduring mental health issues, in various settings not just in a therapeutic environment.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life limiting illness
Health and Wellness
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
Photos & videos
For each session the begins at 45.00.
Concessions are available for people on low incomes and for students. Proof will be required.
Payment by cash, cheque or BACS.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
This is at a medical practise where I rent a room on particular days of the week for my practise. Please call to find out whether we can set a day and time.
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 9.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|