Sandra Jagger

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Brough

Brough HU15
Sessions from £30.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

About me

Hi, I'm Sandie and this is 'Umbrella Tree Counselling'.

I am based in Elloughton, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Why the name 'Umbrella Tree' ? I hear you ask.

Well, I am also a Mum of two wonderful boys (now all grown up!). When they were little, we used to go for walks with our lovely chocolate labrador - 'Jessie', into the woods near our home. There was one particular tree that stood by itself, high on top of the hill with wonderful views of the valley below. My boys nicknamed this tree, 'The Umbrella Tree' as it's foliage hung over them, like an umbrella. This tree became a protective, calm space for them to sit, rest for a while, observe, reflect and talk about whatever was foremost in their minds at that time.

Interestingly, the actual 'Umbrella Tree' is considered to be a representative of resilience and growth and is said to capture positive energy in the face of adversity. Having an umbrella tree in your home is advocated by both Chinese and Japenese cultures as a beacon of positivity and promotion of well-being.

This, I love and would say it captures many elements of what I offer as a counsellor.

I provide a safe, warm, quiet and comfortable therapy room in my garden at my home where you can feel able to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences with me.

I hold no limitations on the amount of therapy sessions as every individual is unique and every difficulty or challenge they may be experiencing is holistically their own. There are numerous reasons why therapy can be helpful and it comes in many forms, no one size fits all. I discuss with you what YOU feel you need, you are the best informer of yourself.

I am a passionate believer in the power of therapy. I have sat in the client chair too and know, from a client perspective, how this can feel and how it can make a difference. The therapeutic relationship is key, we work together, at your pace, as you need.

I provide a free, first telephone consultation.

Sessions are face to face at my home.

Practice description

I trained and qualified as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. However, this training included the study of other therapy modalities including, but not exhaustive, as Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt and Humanistic.

I am a warm, empathetic therapist with decades of experience supporting individuals facing adversity of multiple dimensions. Being such an experienced nurse has seen me a part of people's lives during their most harrowing and challenging of times. Ranging from feeling anxious about minor surgery, to the loss of a loved one, or in receipt of a life changing diagnosis. The pandemic opened up a whole new world of trauma, sadness and tragedy. However, it also encompassed hope, resilience and future. It cannot be understated how this experience has moved and taken me forward in my therapeutic capacity and increased my drive to help all the more.

My first session

First sessions are free and are either face to face at my home or via telephone/face time whichever you are most comfortable with.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work