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About me

We can worry about what other people are thinking about us and what we have said or done. Often these worries can keep us awake at night, affecting our sleep. And we can know in our heart and soul that life could be better but can feel stuck and unable to work out what we need to do to feel more content.

Maybe some of these challenges are what have lead to you looking for some help.

I have over 20 years experience of helping people explore these kinds of worries and dilemmas, assisting them in creating a more positive relationship with themselves and others and in which their life feels like less of an emotional rollercoaster.

I am to help you to:

  • Learn to understand your needs and how to express these to others.
  • Prioritise and take care of yourself  (without feeling guilty or uncomfortable).
  • Identify and understand unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
  • Be clear on your relationship boundaries and be able to establish them and maintain them.
  • Be less critical of yourself.

My primary focus for all therapeutic work is on creating a safe space where all parts of a person are welcomed and the pace for exploration is set by the client.

As well as working in private practice I have worked in various settings including:

  • Adult Education
  • Schools
  • Rape Crisis Centres
  • Domestic Abuse Agencies
  • The NHS
  • Insurance Providers
  • Employee Assistance Programs - supporting clients via these from a broad range of backgrounds from FTSE 100 companies to government agencies such as social services and libraries.

If you can find somewhere you can talk regularly without being overheard we can work together on the phone or via Zoom, I am confident and experienced in working remotely.

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have regular supervision and carry full indemnity insurance.

I have a particular interest in the symptoms of trauma and the dynamics of power and control in relationships and how these are interconnected.

Having recently completed training in Internal Family Systems Therapy with the IFS institute I am taking referrals for clients that would like to experience this way of working.

I also host my own podcast The Validation Lounge: https://validationlounge.com in which I discuss self worth with other professionals in the field of talking therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.

Recent training:

  • Level 1 Internal Family Systems Therapy.
  • Working With the Pain of Abandonment - Peter Levine, Bessel van Der Kalk, Dan Siegel and Stephen Porges
  • Conducting Online Therapy Sessions that Deliver Results - Christiane Sanderson
  • The Treatment of Trauma in the Internal Family Systems Model - Richard Schwartz
  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors - Janina Fisher
  • Somatic Psychology - NScience
  • Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm - Carolyn Spring
  • I will have completed the Internal Family Systems Online Circle, Foundations of the IFS model by September 2021.

In addition to working with private clients, I have worked with several organisations over the years, offering the following:

  • One to one and group supervision for teachers and teaching staff.
  • Workplace counselling and assessments for Employee Assistance Programmes.
  • One to one and group therapy for women and mentoring for young children (up to age 11) for Domestic Abuse Agencies.
  • Supervision for employees working for Domestic Abuse Agencies.
  • Counselling for women overcoming experiences of violence for the London Rape Crisis Centre.
  • Counselling for patients (via GP's) working within the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) framework.
  • Counselling for patients via their private insurance cover.

I am an approved practitioner for BUPA, OH Assist, Ceridian Lifeworks, Counselling in Companies and Staffcare Services.


Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family issues, anxiety, depression, abuse, domestic abuse, relationship problems, separation and divorce, affair and betrayals, low self esteem, bereavement, stress emotional abuse, loneliness, work related stress, behaviour problems, domestic violence, childhood bullying.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Ramsgate
Kent
CT11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Sasha Jenkin Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) BA

Sasha Jenkin Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) BA