Experienced Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Sally Whalley is a highly experienced counsellor with over 15 years of experience, working in different settings including GP surgeries, charities, schools, independent healthcare as well as in her own private practice. She is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a qualified supervisor and tutor on counselling training courses.
Sally has experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulties, offering both short- term and long- term support. She has worked with adults and young people presenting with difficult issues such as self- harm, OCD and complex anxiety. She has been responsible for running a counselling service in secondary schools for over twelve years, ensuring appropriate therapy and support is offered to all young people accessing the service. She runs her own independent practice, working with a wide range of issues.
Sally’s integrative approach means that she can adapt to the needs of each individual she works with.
Her priority is to build a trusting authentic relationship and in so doing she uses the Person-Centred approach. She can offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for such issues as OCD, phobias, generalised anxiety and depression and Transactional Analysis (TA for clients experiencing relationship or communication difficulties. For deeper more entrenched problems, Sally can use skills and knowledge gained from her training in psychodynamic approaches and in schema therapy to help clients with unhelpful or confusing patterns of responses originating from early childhood and adolescence experiences.
Qualifications and Training
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
On-going CPD with recent training:
Foundations of Schema Therapy with Complex Cases
Conducting Online Therapy Sessions
Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Grief and Trauma Counselling
Supporting Young People with Grief and Loss
Dealing with Distress: Working With Suicide and Self- harm
Attachment and Co-Regulation in Therapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)- Accredited Member
Main Therapeutic Approaches, Psychological Interests and Experiences
CBT- Informed techniques
Schema- therapy informed techniques
Bereavement and grief
Self-esteem and confidence issues
Young people (aged 14 upwards)
For more information on starting counselling with Serendipity Psychology, and to book a consultation with Sally Whalley please contact Serendipity Psychology today. Whether you’re looking for individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy, Serendipity Psychology can assist you today, offering online & face-to-face sessions.