Sian Gallagher MA MBACP (Accred) Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
I am a qualified and registered psychotherapist and counsellor with more than 20 years experience in NHS and private work. I have a practice in Hove East Sussex and also in Harley St London.
My core training is psychodynamic but my approach is informed by further integrative training. This allows me to offer my clients a versatile and individual package of therapy to work with them to help them find the best possible route through existing problems.
The counselling and psychotherapy I can provide can be either short term work which can be useful for working through current presenting difficulties. Longer term psychotherapy is offered to explore longer term issues which could be impacting on your life by the repetition of difficult behaviours and choices. Regardless of working short or long term my aim is the same, to create a safe therapeutic space to enable difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviors to be explored and considered to make any changes which will enable you to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Arts (MA) – Counselling and Psychotherapy (Thames Valley University)
- Diploma of Higher Education -Psychodynamic counselling (University of Surrey)
- BPS approved certificate in clinical supervision
- Accredited and registered member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- C.B.T for alcohol and substance mis-use
- HIV, hepatitis and vulnerable populations
- Creative therapeutic communications with children and young people
- Certificate in Egan’s solution focused training
- Managing the impact of bullying
- Supporting students who self-harm
- Emotionally unstable personality disorders
- Ethical issues in end of life care
My counselling career began in 1991 in the corporate world at British Airways, I worked with 24 hour crisis counselling and brief interventions for the short and long haul multi-cultural cabin crew community.
My NHS experience has included working in specialised adult services in HIV and Aids, and currently in renal services.
I have worked in various schools both junior and senior, and for many years in an independent girls boarding school. I have a particular interest in working with children from different cultures and backgrounds who may not necessarily have English as their first language.
I have also worked in Madrid, Spain, in private practice working with adults and children. Much of my work here included working with ex-pats as well as foreign nationals.
Organisations I have worked for include:
British Airways PLC
NHS Community Team HIV/AIDS
Sussex Central YMCA
Youth Advice Centre (Sussex)
NHS Royal Sussex University Hospital
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised anxiety disorder
FEES IN HOVE, SUSSEX
Fees for Individual counselling sessions £50.00
Fees for Couple counselling sessions £60.00
Fees for Supervision of Qualified counsellors £50.00
Fees for Student counsellors £40.00
Supervision for organisations is subject to discussion.
FEES IN CENTRAL LONDON
Fees for Individual counselling sessions £120
Fees for Couple counselling sessions £140
Fees for Supervision of Qualified counsellors £120
Fees for Student counsellors - fee scale can be discussed
REGISTERED HEALTH PROVIDER FOR: BUPA, AVIVIA, PRU HEALTH, SIMPLY HEALTH, CIGNA
The practice in Hove is accessible by train and bus and payable parking bays are plentiful in the local area.
The Harley Street practice is situated very near to both Oxford St. and Regents Park tube stations and served by many bus routes. Paid parking bays are also available in Harley Street and within the surrounding areas.
I am also able to see clients in Bishopsgate in the City of London just five minutes from Liverpool Street station. If you would further details about this practice and the fee scale please email on gallagher.sian@gmail. com
Fees are charged based on 50 minute sessions and can be paid for in cash, cheque or BACS transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday. Some early and late sessions may be available for individuals who work shift patterns or have a lengthy commute to work.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|