At SANDS Private Health Clinic our counsellors are Clare Williams and Ann Peacock.

People come to counselling for many different reasons at different stages in their lives. We all face challenges in our childhood, adolescence, adulthood, mid-life and older age. Counselling can offer a safe place to work through these challenges.

Some of the possible benefits of counselling can include more clarity and direction, decreased anxiety, increased sense of hope and joy, feeling like you’re not alone, feeling less overwhelmed and having the courage to make the choices you really want to make.

Counselling can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Stress related issues
  • Bereavement
  • Eating
  • Panic Attacks/Disorders
  • Disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Family/relationship issues
  • Sexuality
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Pain Management
  • Low Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • OCD

They work with both adults and children on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to work through any difficulties you might be going through at this time. Using an integrative approach, they draw on their understanding of the major schools of therapy to work with you according to your personality and your specific reasons for seeking support. This enables them to offer a holistic therapy that takes into account the whole, unique individual.

Their aim is to work in a humanistic, non-directive way to provide a space where you can feel non-judged, supported and understood, deepening your awareness of your unique patterns of feeling, thinking and behaviour. This process of gaining insight and greater self-compassion offers the potential for you to make informed choices and experience your personal and professional life as more fulfilling. They provide down-to-earth therapy to help you make the changes you want. Each session will last 50 minutes and what you wish to discuss is entirely up to you.

Our Counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) so operate to their strict ethical guidelines to ensure safe and contained counselling practice.
BACP Ethical: Framework

Additionally are members of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and are ASIST- suicide prevention prevention (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained.
Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice