- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
At present I work online only
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome and thank you for looking at my counselling profile. Perhaps you are considering counselling because you are struggling with difficult feelings and emotions.
People come to counselling for lots of different reasons. Sometimes we experience a sense of being alone even thouigh we are surrounded by people, or struggling generally with our relationships. Sometimes we feel we cannot cope, or just need someone to talk to.
I am a trained therapist in working with Adults, Children, and Couple Counselling. I am an integrative therapist which means I draw from different approaches and this can be very effective in helping us to make positive changes in our lives.
I also use psychodynamic approach and this is useful when we look at the attachments we have made throughout our lives and finding our resilience that helps make us able to cope in difficult times.
I have experience and success of working in with people who are experiencing emotional pain and trauma. Trauma can be sudden or it can be caused because of lack of nurture or abuse. Whatever the reason, it is most helpful to talk this through rather than keep it locked away.
I have extensive experience of working with adopters, adoptees, and children or adults who have been in the care system.
In couples work it is enormously useful to have the space to talk as often the pressures on relationships are enormous. The strains can stop us from understanding what’s really going on for us underneath. I try and help couples use this space to develop new knowledge and understanding. This can help with compassion, and build new way of thinking and being.
To find out more about me, please have a look at my website: sandymarwicktherapy.com
I often suggest that you make sure to buy a journal or have a spare book that you can write in between sessions. This is often helpful as therapy will bring up things for you and it’s good to note them down, and process them.
It’s good to use other forms of expression too but it all depends on how you work . Some people like to draw and paint and work with clay and some like to garden.
We can identify this in the sessions. I might send videos or talks to you if you are interested but this will be agreed.
During the sessions themselves it’s about giving you the space to to talk and say whatever you need. You might not even know what this is right now and that’s okay because we can figure that out together.
My first session
Usually during a first session, I will want to understand what has brought you to counselling and bit about you. I will ask you some basic details and we will agree how often you wish to have your sessions and the best way for me to make contact with you.
I might ask you some questions about your family, friends, past relationships and what you like and dislike.
For couples work, this is generally the same except we have more ground to cover.
This is basically an information gathering session and planning the way forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited