Teri Sand - humanistic therapist
Psychotherapy and Counselling
Individuals, Couples, Families and Adolescents
Skype telephone sessions are available and may be useful for anyone living outside of England or the London area, stationed in a remote part of the world or experiencing difficulty leaving his or her home.
Expatriates, students, international workers and military personnel may find relocating to a new country a daunting experience. Culture shock, language barriers, unforeseen circumstances, expectations, acclimatizing oneself to the new culture, career anxiety, alien registration and uncertainty may prove to be more of a challenge then initially expected. Suddenly, everyday tasks can become complicated and difficult to perform. This can cause a strain on relationships with others and a person may develop feelings of isolation upon realizing their usual support networks are thousands of miles away.
Even highly successful individuals may experience personal difficulties at sometime throughout their lives. These difficulties may be brought on by conflict, trauma, or bereavement, or they may be related to long-term stress. If you have been experiencing emotional or physical distress, such as lack of motivation, sleeplessness, anxiety or low mood, then talking therapy may be beneficial for you.
At Transitions Therapy the client's well-being is of utmost importance. Whether you come to Transitions Therapy through a doctor's referral or you are a self-referring client, the process is very similar. An assessment is conducted at the initial session as a means of discovering whether psychotherapy or counselling would be beneficial for you. Transitions Therapy provides an opportunity for individuals to form a therapeutic relationship in a safe, trusting and confidential environment. The therapeutic process aims to empower individuals by facilitating the development of an increased self-awareness. An exploration of personal difficulties with a trained professional may help bring into awareness the possible range of choices available. This process may enable individuals to gain new perspectives and make more meaningful choices in order to live life more resourcefully.
The therapeutic process can be beneficial for individuals experiencing difficulties with any of the following:
- Education / Exams
Lack of confidence
Low self esteem
Sexuality / Gender
Stress and Tension
Work related issues
Counselling is generally considered for short term work ranging from a few sessions to perhaps 30 sessions. Therapy explores issues in greater depth than counselling and therefore may require longer term work, generally between one to three years. A mutual decision of whether counselling or therapy would be more beneficial for you can be determined during the initial assessment.
Counselling and therapy provide an opportunity to sit with someone who will be fully present for you. A chance to be heard, understood, accepted and valued. A time to share your intimate thoughts and feelings without being judged or criticised. The therapeutic experience can provide a space for the exploration of emotions, attitudes and behaviours at your own pace in a safe, confidential and trusting environment.
Therapy can be beneficial in helping you to work toward fulfilling your potential by developing solutions for yourself. The therapeutic process is an exploration into finding a way of living more resourcefully, through discovering new insights into how the choices you make could help you cope with the obstacles you encounter in your daily life.
Friends can be a valuable resource to us during difficult times throughout our lives. However, sometimes sharing our most intimate thoughts and feelings with a friend can be too complicated. A trained professional will be able to maintain objectivity and does not have a vested interest in the outcome of your decisions. Professional therapists seek to build a trusting relationship in a safe environment and are mindful of maintaining the highest level of confidentiality available.
Email: Transitions Therapy
Telephone: 07557 261432 or 0044 7557 261432 from outside of England
Teri Sand, MEd
(University of Cambridge),
MA Couns/psych, BA, DipCouns, PGCert, WCPC, MBACP
Teri Sand - Teri is a British qualified humanistic therapist. She lived in America for well over two decades and England for nearly 17 years prior to accompanying her husband to the tri-border region of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands where they lived for four years. Most recently, Teri has moved back to England where she provides counselling and therapy services in London.
As a therapist and an expatriate, she has a clear understanding of the problems and range of emotions people may encounter within relationships, family dynamics, expatriation, foreign educational systems, repatriation and the empty nest stage of life.
Teri's professional experience includes working as a counsellor and therapist with individuals, couples, families and adolescents in a variety of contexts. She has provided therapy in community counselling agencies, private practice, an employee assistance programme (EAP) and British schools.
While living in the United Kingdom, Teri has experience implementing and maintaining counselling services for adolescents within the British school system. Teri has experience working with a variety of clients suffering from various emotional and psychological problems including, but not limited to, relationship difficulties, depression, bereavement, bullying, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal ideation. She has worked with multi-cultural expatriate clients from a variety of backgrounds.
Teri has been awarded a World Council for Psychotherapy Certificate; she has also completed workshops and training at numerous institutions including, but not limited to, the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF London), the University of Oxford and De Faculteit voor Mens en Samenleving in Belgium.