Pam Sandals

I am a caring and creative professional with a rich and diverse knowledge and understanding to
bring to my work. I am a good listener with a person centred and solution focused approach.
My training in Transactional Analysis means I am aware and often work with the child within
looking at the impact this may be having in the here and now. I am confident and experienced
in working therapeutically with children and young people. I believe in thorough planning and
reflection to ensure safe and appropriate therapeutic interventions. I have patience and understanding and always aim to inspire others to be their best self.

I have over 20 years experience working within charities and education to support young
people and adults to improve both mental health and emotional wellbeing. This has been in
community arts, education, mentoring and counselling. I have extensive experience of
supporting children, teenagers and parents at times when emotions can be heightened and
boundaries challenged.

As a qualified psychotherapist coming from an art background, and with
experience of Art Therapy, I work with clients in both short and long term therapy and bring
creativity to my practice. For children and young people I use lots of play, art and creative
activities as part of sessions.

I offer safe and confidential psychotherapy and counselling to enable clients to challenge
aspects of self that they want to change. I believe we all have the answers to the difficulties we
face and together we can explore the patterns of feelings, thinking and behaviour that maybe
holding you back from living your best life. I will listen attentively in order to provide you with a
safe space to be seen and heard. Together we can sensitively work to make the changes you

Training, qualifications and experience:-
I have a Level 7 Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from an Integrative
Perspective which means that I am qualified to work with adults and young people over 16
years old.
Level 7 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children & Young People to work with young people 5 years old and above.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Added to this I have extensive experience working pastorally in Further Education in
therapeutic, pastoral and mentoring roles.
ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Selection of additional Training – Safeguarding L3, Coaching and Mentoring, Introduction to Art
Therapy, Post Graduate Cert. in Education (PGCE) and Degree in Art
Member organisations: BACP

Where my expertise can help:
Are you finding life stressful and have feelings of being overwhelmed?
Do you feel you are following patterns of behaviour, thinking and feeling that you would like to
Do you feel stuck and want to lead a more fulfilling life?
Have you found yourself impacted by painful events?

Some of the Issues I have worked with:-
 Anger, anxiety, low mood, stress
 Relationships
 Unable to move forward or overwhelmed by feelings
 Personal crisis, feeling stuck, empty or without meaning
 Trauma or other issues from childhood
 Development and attachment
 Domestic abuse and impacts for children and young people.
 Experienced in working with Looked After Children
 Suicidal feelings

Fees £55