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About me

We are in strange times at the moment,  and a lot of us are experiencing some form of anxiety from mild to debilitating symptoms.  Please do get in touch if there is anything about the Covid 19 pandemic that is affecting you.

Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, frustrating and confusing. Going through a bereavement, relationship troubles, problems at work or family/adoption issues can make you feel very sad, lonely and isolated, causing anxiety.

It can sometimes be that a different perspective is achieved by talking through the difficulties, which can change how you feel.

Low self-esteem can impact your view on life. It's at times like this when we may need the help of a therapist.

Together we can explore and achieve a deeper self-awareness so you can feel stronger and face challenges. We will work at your pace helping you to feel comfortable to promote and develop your strengths and weaknesses.

I work in a calm and thoughtful way and will listen to your issues from your perspective, respect the difference and diversity between us, and be honest and open with you.

I have extensive experience as a Bereavement Counsellor at St Christopher's Hospice near Bromley, where I have volunteered for the past few years. Additionally, I am in private practice in Orpington, Bromley and surrounding areas.

Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, registered member of the British association of counselling and psychotherapy, on the professional standards authority register. (Registration No: 381820)

I have a Foundation Degree Science in Integrative Counselling. University of Greenwich 2015

Please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss the difficulties you are facing

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree Science in Integrative Counselling. University of Greenwich 2015
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Workshop on mental health and medication.
  • Working with suicidal clients.
  • Working with trauma.
  • Working with anger.
  • Working with shame.
  • Working with intimacy problems.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Bereavement training with St. Christophers Hospice Sydenham.

Member organisations


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

Adoption and Special needs.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis


£45.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are £45.0 for 1 counselling hour.

I give reduced rates to trainee therapists.



From 10am 


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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.

I have a wheelchair user friendly accessible premises, with stairlift.

Sheila Saunders

Sheila Saunders