Sian Baker - Psychotherapist and Coach
Hello and welcome,
I work on a one to one basis with young people, adults and elders. I am a qualified and experienced therapist and coach and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Working with clients in short and longer term therapy. I also offer sessions in the evenings and Saturdays.
Often clients come to counselling when they feel beyond their limit. I aim to see you asap.
I work in different ways to suit my clients, some like to work creatively others by simply talking. I use humour and creativity (when appropriate) in sessions. I have had the privilege to work with many clients with many different and often issues.
The initial session is half price (£20) as I believe the therapeutic relationship is important and therefore it is important that you are confident with me to continue. I initially find out what brings you to therapy, explain a little about the process and answer any questions that you may have.
I am a registered member of BACP and I adhere to their ethical framework. I do also offer concessions.
Experiencing anxiety, panic, low self esteem, lack of confidence and stress can feel very debilitating. Often they seem to escalate with what feels like little or no reason. I work with you to find suitable coping strategies, then we can begin to explore the causes, gain a greater understanding of it and then work toward reducing the impact and challenges. I also counsel people experiencing low self worth, feeling less than others whether in the work, educational place or socially.
For clients unable to travel or to see me for face to face sessions, I offer counselling by Skype.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
DipHE Counselling (with merit) - University Of Winchester
Level 3 & 4 Coaching - Sheffield College BTEC
Level 2 - The Theory of Counselling/AQA
Level 1 - Certificate in introduction to Counselling skills/AQA
Mindfulness in bereavement - The Rowans Hospice
The art and science of Play - A study of play in context of therapeutic relationship
Attachment history, consequences and new research - Sir Richard Bowlby
Domestic Abuse training Level 2 - Portsmouth City Council
Celebrating Diversity - Clinical Forum
Mental Health and Risk Training
NLP Theoretical Principles and Useful Interventions
Solution focused Counselling
Working creatively within therapeutic practice
Sand Tray Therapy
I have worked at local counselling services and have had the privilege to work with clients with a wide range of issues including:
Anxiety, Stress (including work related), domestic abuse, OCD, bereavement and loss (including animal loss), loss of work, loss of good health, feeling overwhelmed, PTSD, Bi-Polar, relationship issues (with partners, family or friends etc), divorce, separation, legal battles, feeling stuck, demotivated, sad, feeling lonely, low confidence and low self worth or esteem, suicidal thoughts, difficulties with keeping boundaries (for example someone who may often say "yes" even when they want to say "no"), life changes (children leaving home, mid life, new baby, change of circumstances etc), stress of running or starting a business, patterns of bad relationships, wanting to achieve goals and potential but don't feel able to, parenting issues, anger management issues, historical events or issues that you try to ignore but keep resurfacing, patterns of behaviour that affect day to day living and many more.
I also create coaching programmes for people suffering with anxiety who want to use coaching to reduce or overcome anxiety and gain control of their lives. Often by focusing on solutions and goal setting we learn to take our control back of our present and our future.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Initial session £20.00
£40 per hour thereafter.
My logo represents 3 things:
The mathematical symbol of "greater than or equal to": My aim is to help you reach your full potential and for you to feel equal to and not less than others.
It also represents talking and smiling
And a sail boat - enabling you to reach a better place.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Thursday 8.00am - 9pm Friday 8.00am - 9pm Saturday 9am-4pm
Types of client