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MBChB DPC MBACP

About me

I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Personal development work within a safe and friendly therapeutic relationship.

I have resumed working face to face, in a Covid safe way and i also work on Zoom video-conferencing or by telephone.

My approach is informed by many years of transformational work, by my life experiences and by my training in Integrative Psychotherapy. I describe it as holistic, paying attention to all aspects of what it is to be human; physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual. I work in awareness of all these aspects being interlinked and important in our overall sense of well-being and wholeness.

Sometimes the work together will be for a few weeks or months, attending to a specific issue. Sometimes it will be more long term, attending to deeper issues and concerns.

I know that as human beings, we all have the potential to transform, with healing from the impacts of adverse life events, even if these have been many years or decades ago. The main aim is always, ultimately, to increase your sense of well-being, as you live your life today.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have always worked in the helping professions. For many years i worked in the NHS as a doctor and also as a clinical manager. This gave me extensive knowledge of physical ill-health and how to support people with health challenges.

I worked for some years in a hospice, in end of life care, which at its' best offers a completely holistic approach to patients and their families. It is a time when there can be existential questions around and when a persons spiritual beliefs may be explored and honoured. At this time i undertook Interfaith studies exploring the worlds' faith traditions. It is a privilege to be alongside people in their spiritual explorations and i welcome this in therapy too.

I have trained in the Enneagram which is a comprehensive tool or system which supports personal development and transformation. It describes nine personality types each with their own characteristics, traits and psychological structure. This can be combined with therapy if a person finds it interesting and useful.

My initial therapy qualification was a diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am continuing on a further diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. My continuing professional development includes trainings to support my special interests in Trauma and Body Psychotherapy and in a therapeutic approach called Internal Family Systems (IFS). I also have special interest in the personality trait of HSP (highly sensitive person or high sensory processing) and beneficial ways with which to be with this in the world.

My various trainings and interests, along with my life and work experiences, enable me to offer a depth and range of support to people with different backgrounds and life challenges.

In my personal life i enjoy the local countryside, hiking or walking the dog, or open water swimming. I enjoy spending time with my two grown up children and their families.

I know it can be difficult making first approaches in choosing your therapist and how important it is to find the right person to work with. I can offer an initial no cost phone or Zoom call for this to be explored.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Initial 30 minute exploratory conversation, free of charge.

Thereafter £50 per one hour session.

Further information

From a client:

“Through counselling and psychotherapy, Sian has supported me on many different levels, from making changes to the way in which I manage my day to day anxiety through to major life changes including marriage, bereavements and redundancy.
Sian adopts gentle but effective methods of opening up deeper thoughts and conversations, providing an impartial but caring listening ear and encouraging emotive self awareness.

Handled with a kind and compassionate approach, Sian instills both self confidence and self belief in a very personable, client led way.

For me, Sian has been an outreaching hand in the darkness.”

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults