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Steven Saunders

Newton Aycliffe DL5 & Darlington DL1
07541 961672
Newton Aycliffe DL5 & Darlington DL1

About me

Hi I'm Steven, an Integrated Counsellor, which means I am skilled to work with my clients in various methods to suit the individual. My main aim for successful counselling/therapy to take place is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship then integrating whatever method/approach works well for the client.

Life is complicated and and sometimes makes no sense, We struggle to keep things together; Relationships, work, Thoughts, Feelings. can sometimes make us feel stuck and lost, which drains us from our life source. Maybe you have spent blood, sweat and tears searching your soul for the answers, turned to drink and drugs to alleviate stress, relationships affected by whats happening. Feeling out of control, scared, Anxious/depressed. Or maybe feeling there's no place for you in this world, or do not fit in with others. if this is you then give me a call, your problems are waiting for someone like myself to be explored in a non-judgemental, safe, respectful environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my training working as a volunteer counsellor at the Butterwick Hospice, working with both adults and children experiencing Loss and Bereavement. This work was massively inspirational to me; helping clients discover who they and how to go on living without their loved one.

Throughout my time at the Butterwick I combined my love and passion for both Drumming and counselling to develop DRUM THERAPY as part of the service i offer, delivering Drum therapy sessions to clients, specialising in working with Emotions.

I also worked as a college counsellor, delivering mainly solution based therapies over short term contracts.

When I first qualified as a counsellor I worked as a children/young peoples counsellor for a year within a Children's charity working with; Looked after children, Young Carers, High risk families. This work gave me massive insight; helped me understand family dynamics, Mental/emotional issues, Social issues. yet most of all; Children and Young people and the issues they face today with all kinds of pressures.

Iv`e since went on to work within work based counselling services, which gave me the chance to gain insight into work related stress and the general the links to work and our own mental health.

  • Here are some of the area's I've trained in;
  • loss and Bereavement level 2
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)-(degree level.)
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Solution based Therapy
  • DRUM/SOUND Therapy
  • Safeguarding procedure, (level 3)
  • Domestic Violence/Abuse
  • Extremism
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Trauma/Phobias-(TRAINED IN REWIND TECHNIQUE)
  • Bereavement
  • Nervousness
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Low self Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying
  • Drug abuse
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety
  • depression
  • Addiction
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mental Health diagnoses
  • Loneliness
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Physical pain management

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Sessions available day times/evenings

MY fees are generally £40/session.

Student counsellor reduction.

Children/Young People reduced rates.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

I am an individual member of the BACP - (soon to be a registered member 2018)

Fully DBS Checked.

I have had monthly continuous supervision for 4 years without gaps.

I run Drum therapy groups, (Drum Circles) for interested clients, also Drum Circles for counsellors

I also work in schools providing tailor made counselling and group work with 3 years experience of running groups for children and Young People. Groups are usually client lead offering children and young people a space to use various methods (play, art, craft, music, role play to express themselves in a safe created environment.  Experience group work done; Brereavement, Anger, Relationships, Anxiety, Emotional  Resilience/Wellbeing , Young Carers, Confidence,  Self  Esteem, Stress.

I have professional liability insurance.

Darlington
County Durham
DL1

Newton Aycliffe
Durham
DL5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

8am to 9pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
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