Sian-Claire Hammerton (Dips. Couns. BSc Psych)
At times we can all feel broken and alone. Events may have brought you to a point in which you feel you are spiralling in a whirlpool of shame, loss, and worthlessness. You may feel trapped by flashbacks and anxiety - doubting your own ability to move forward and break free of your isolation and self-doubt; stuck in a cycle of ‘should have, could have and if only I had …. I would be ok’?
At times the safe cocoon of our duvet can feel like the safest place to retreat, to hide from the world and our own thoughts and block out the pain which you have worked so hard to push down, maybe even for years. In effect you are surviving and not thriving, and your search here suggests it is not enough for you any more - Thank you for that courage and belief in yourself!
I would love the opportunity to work with you to develop strategies enabling you to understand and manage your feelings which will enable us to explore and process what led to your stuckness so you can move beyond surviving and into what you deserve – thriving!
I listen to your story, ask questions and try to understand what life means for you. My approach is influenced by empathy and acceptance.
I understand that committing to therapy takes courage. I work in person via walking therapy and online and telephone, which gives me flexibility and availability as well as allowing you to access therapy in your own safe space.
If you are interested in therapy with me, please get in touch via email, text message or phone call to arrange a free 30-minute online call where you can briefly explain your situation and ask any questions you may have to see if we are a good fit.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently have:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- International Association for REWIND trauma therapy practitioner certificate
- PGCE in Social Sciences
- BSc Psychology
I regularly seek further training to ensure my skillset remains fresh and that I can offer the best possible experience. For more information of specific CPD courses I have recently attended, please visit the ‘Qualifications, Experience and training’ section of my website.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My current session fees are as follows:
Initial assessment consultation (30 mins) – FREE
Online or Telephone Counselling session (50 mins) - £40.00
Concessions offered for
My current availability is:
Monday - 9.30am - 9.00pm
Tuesday - 9.30am - 9.00pm
Wednesday - 3.30pm - 9.00pm
Saturday 9am - 12.30pm
I work in a Person-centred way which means that your needs and goals are at the centre of the work we do together. The pace is set by you.
I work online or via telephone and it is important to me that we can form a safe and trusting working relationship, allowing you the time and space that you need to get the best out of therapy. I believe you are the expert on you and so the work we do together will be based on what you bring to the session and will be guided by your needs. I won’t tell you what to do, but I will listen, see and accept all that you bring and work with you to find a path that meets your needs.
I also offer walking therapy where we meet in an agreed place and therapy takes place as we walk side-by- side, where we can utilise the calmness of nature to inspire self-awareness and growth.