Online & Face to Face Counselling & Psychotherapy, CBT Practitioner, EMDR Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
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A Highly Experienced and Accredited Online Therapist
During these difficult times when we are isolated within ourselves, it is natural to feel stressed, anxious, depressed or low in mood.
Now more than ever it is important for us to look after our mental health so that we can all emerge from this period with more self-awareness and with a better level of psychological balance.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it is important to recognise your struggle and give it credence. Anxiety and insomnia along with depression and low mood may be writhe, but I am here to provide a treatment that has a proven track record of recovery. I am currently working with Adults and Teenagers.
If you'd like to talk about what is troubling you or see how my therapeutic techniques can be adapted to your needs, I offer a completely free and confidential 15 minutes introduction over the phone or by video call.
"I have made so many positive changes since seeing Sandy and although we had to work online, her way of working was really effective. EMDR has resolved the issues that were causing me so much distress, things that I hadn't even considered could be causing me problems. This has enabled me to look at my problems differently, with a clearer mind and make decisions as to the best way to solve them, rather than just getting caught in a loop of stress and anxiety."
Micheal 32 - Herne Bay 2021
I have been a practising counsellor in Kent for thirteen years years and a fully trained and Accredited EMDR Therapist and qualified Clinical Supervisor for six years. I incorporate various areas of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) with most of my clients, which I believe alleviates the symptoms of traumatic distress. I often bring in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) into my work to help my clients gain an awareness of how their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interlinked.
I am trained as an integrative Counsellor and am Accredited & Registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and am also an Accredited Member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I have a breadth of experience as a counsellor, mentor and a lecturer, where I have worked in education, private practice and within the NHS. I am currently working at The Priory Group while continuing my private practice. I offer a private confidential service completely online, open to all ages and cultures.
"Counselling with Sandy helped me put the pieces of my puzzle together, she has made such an impact. She helped me heal and I can now see a clearer picture of where I want to go in life."In my years of experience I have helped my clients with the following:Depression and Depressive Disorders such as Bi-Polar Disorder
Mark 27 - Canterbury 2020
Health Anxiety and Hypochondria
Anxiety & Stress such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Confidence and Low Self Esteem
Survivors of Attacks/Rape and/or Childhood Neglect/Sexual Abuse or Domestic Abuse\Violence
Panic Attacks & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic events such as a car accident or those experienced by military personal or "Blue Light Services"
Phobias & Obsessive Behaviours (OCD)
Sabotaging & Self Harming Behaviours
Eating Issues and Disorders
Trust & Attachment Issues
Addiction Issues such as gambling, alcohol & substance misuse
Relationship Issues including Family, Divorce, Parenting & Teenage Problems
Change, Loss & Bereavement Issues
Gender Identity and Sexuality Issues
Bullying at school or Work
Major Life Changes including Redundancy
Work Related Stress
How I Treat My Clients
I will often use EMDR to treat the root causes of their issues in conjunction with CBT to help them to alleviate their present day symptoms.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy which has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a first-choice treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR also addresses traumatic and stressful experiences underlying an individual’s life history that have resulted in the anxiety and depression that they are feeling now.
Before entering therapy with me most clients are unaware of how their past has caused their present day distress. So, initially our work is to piece that together, to make links and to help you make sense of why and how you are functioning today.
I aim for my clients to leave with an ability to:
•Avoid repeating past mistakes .
•Develop more curiosity, openness and acceptance as tools for positive change.
•Become more accepting and compassionate with themselves and others.
•Manage anxiety and stress quickly and constructively.
What Can Therapy Do For You?
When you investment in yourself and commit to regular sessions with a highly experienced therapist that provides empathetic and thoughtful support, you are:
•Deepening your ability to connect with yourself.
•Gradually finding ways of living a fuller life that are achievable.
•Developing your ability to connect with others.
Working therapeutically in this way helps you recognise your inner strengths, providing you with the tools and strategies with which you can fulfil your dreams for the future.
"I have been seeing Sandy for a little over nine months, after she was recommended to me by my weight loss consultant. I had been suffering from very bad depression and anxiety for a number of years and no pills seemed to help me. She is so approachable and I felt at ease with her straight away. Her techniques have been surprisingly effective, I have been able to open up with her, face my problems and heal. Her openness gradually helped me to feel more positive and I am now able to look to at a much brighter future."
Marie 49 - Dartford 2019
I am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in Canterbury which adheres to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists Number - 025860