Sian Baker - Psychotherapist and Coach
07876 136555 / +44787613655
Hello and welcome to my profile.
I work on a one to one basis with young people and adults. I am a qualified and experienced therapist and coach and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with clients in short or longer term therapy.
A little about the process:
The initial session is for you to see how you feel and for me to gain a general understanding about what brings you to counselling and to explain more about me and the process. I also run through things like confidentiality and answer any questions that you may have. We can then decide how we can proceed.
I believe that humour and fun can be used (when appropriate) in sessions. I work in different ways to suit my clients, some like to work creatively others by simply talking.
I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and attend regular supervision with a qualified Supervisor.
I offer a confidential, non judgemental, trusting and safe space which you are invited to share any concerns, issues or feelings within. This can be achieved by using various approaches and tools.
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
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£40 per 1 hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 8pm Friday 8.30am - 4pm Saturday 9am-12pm
Types of client