Here to Listen
Hello, I'm Sandra. I am a qualified Humanistic Counsellor and a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners. I also have recognition as a registered Child and Young Person's Counsellor as well as Accredited status with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. My counselling is based at Unit 12 in Winchester, Hampshire, where I work alongside a group of other qualified counsellors. My aim is to enable growth and understanding in a warm, supportive environment by encouraging a deeply trusting relationship between the client and myself.
As well as having experience in private practice, I have counselling experience of working for organisations which support adults. I also have experience of working as a counsellor for charities, schools and colleges, provide counselling for young people from the ages of 6 - 25. I currently work for the organisation 'No Limits' in Southampton, where I provide professional counselling for children and young people.
Before my career in counselling, I gained a PGCE I had experience of teaching adults, as well as many years of experience in teaching children and young people in both Primary and Secondary Schools.. Within counselling I enjoy enabling others to understand themselves better and I am therefore happy to work with an integrative, creative and flexible approach with those who would like this.
I am an integrative counsellor and able to embrace an extremely flexible approach to my work. Myy counselling style is heavy influenced by Person-Centred values, encompassing a deeply empathic, genuine and non-judgemental connection with clients. By beginning to understand and value personal thoughts and self concepts, clients develop a positive sense of being. Clients become increasingly able to gain a greater sense of clarity in their lives and can move forward with more freedom in their thoughts.
Person-Centred Counselling is inspired by the work of Carl Rogers, whose view was that 'Therapy is not a matter of doing something to the individual or inducting him to do something about himself. It is instead a matter of freeing him for normal growth and development (Rogers 1942)
Children and Young People can face an enormously wide range of challenges in today's world. As a specialist CYP counsellor I have a wealth of training and experience which enables me to interact in a very flexible and age-appropriate way, guided by clients themselves. Younger clients often choose to use art, sand tray, music and other creative methods to express their emotions, where others respond well to simply being heard and understood in a fully non-judgemental and supportive environment.
Grief, Depression and Anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience. Through Counselling, I am to help you to recover your perspective and motivation.
Trauma and PTSD can often lead to anxiety, fear and feelings of hopelessness. I can help you through the process of healing.
Connections. Counselling can be beneficial to people who are looking to strengthen their emotional connections, in all stages and types of relationships.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling I work in line with the Ethical Code of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Personal information is therefore handled within the strict rules of confidentiality and set within BACP boundaries. Non-judgemental values are a key part of my counselling with all aspects of the Equality Act of 2010, particularly in embracing diversity and disability, being incorporated as an integral strength in my work. I am fully DBS checked with up-to-date certification.
Face to face sessions are available in a secure and private environments in Winchester. I prefer to work face to face with young people, although for clients over 18 who would prefer online counselling, sessions are available on Zoom. Online counselling has been a popular option for clients in recent times, particularly when Coronavirus has led to self-isolating. Telephone counselling is also available if clients wish to choose this option.
Initial online 30 minute consultation - Free
50.00 per 50 minute session.
Sessions are usually booked in blocks of six,
with flexibility, depending upon the client's needs and wishes.
Phone 07900 783688
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