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About me

Working with children, young people and adults in both one-to-one and group situations, I’ve been working as a therapist across a range of settings for over 20 years.

My aim is to help you become more comfortable with who you are so that you can:

  • 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.

I’m an approachable, very easy to talk to person and offer a relaxed working relationship within which you can feel safe to explore what has been troubling you, openly and in confidence. Exploring and helping work through positive change for you is done at a pace you feel comfortable with, though with an agreed appropriate level of challenge. I offer both short term counselling and therapy over the longer term.

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 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 from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (1 year).

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute (3 years).

It’s important to me to be as up to date and well informed as possible in emerging counselling and therapy theory so I regularly attend workshops and training courses. Having kept abreast of new approaches over the last few decades I describe myself as an Integrative Therapist. Most recently (from January 2020) I have attended the following training:

  • 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 Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems by May 2021. Also 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

£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45 for a (50 minute) appt.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Ramsgate
Kent
CT11

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Sasha Jenkin Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) BA

Sasha Jenkin Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) BA