Hello my name is Sandra Bøjen-Taylor, psychotherapist at Bcalm. After 13 years in the construction industry I was feeling unfulfilled and worn out. It was during self-awareness training offered by my company that I realised I needed to channel my skills elsewhere in a more positive process aligned with my own beliefs and desires. I left to have my first child in 2002 and never looked back, completing accredited counselling and psychotherapy courses of the highest calibre over a 5 year period in order to start practicing in the field. Over 16 years I have worked therapeutically with young people and adults at the Youth Service, for the mental health charity Mind, Grimsby & Cleethorpes IAPT Service Open Minds and as student and staff counsellor at a busy FE & HE College in Scunthorpe. I am currently a group therapist for Breast Cancer Now working with women with secondary breast cancer from the Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe, Hull and Lincoln areas as well as working with private 1-1 clients. I am also registered with Trauma Aid UK – as a volunteer to provide therapeutic support to victims of terror attacks, atrocities and natural disasters. In 2011 I invested further in my work and completed a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Distinction. This equipped me with knowledge about current and cutting edge research in the field and enabled me to work with new concepts in my client work. I have a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of clients and issues. I will give you my time and care, reinforcing our working relationship with knowledge, integrity and compassion.
I have been a BACP Registered Counsellor since 2000. I practice Integrative Psychotherapy which means I am experienced in working with several approaches. In my case I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Narrative, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt and Mindfulness theories. I am also a fully qualified EMDR therapist – an amazing and innovative therapy (the most thoroughly researched method used in the treatment of trauma) which has successfully helped millions of people with a wide range of mental health problems as well as PTSD. I aim to offer the therapy or combination of that is most appropriate for the needs of each client. I presently undertake private work from Orchard Barn In Stallingborough, Louth Lincolnshire and from “The Leaf Retreat” in Louth.
I am fully insured and hold a current DBS Enhanced Certificate.
When I work I try to be real and spontaneous. I will work at a pace that is comfortable for you, but will offer reflections, insights or challenges to enable you to consider wider perspectives and ways forward. You will leave having explored and dealt with your issues fully and in depth, armed with tools aimed at supporting your ongoing process of maintaining wellbeing and fulfilment. My practice is built upon professionalism, experience, integrity, trust, warmth, compassion, knowledge, ongoing training in the field and the word of mouth and reviews of existing clients. I look forward to hearing from and working with you…
I will respond to you within 24 hours by whichever means you prefer (email, text or telephone)
I will talk to you about what I can offer and how I work.
I offer short and medium term psychotherapy & counselling.
I am accredited with the BACP, and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice.
I receive regular supervision by a BACP and EMDR Accredited Supervisor.
DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate (March 2019)
Full Malpractice, Professional Liability, Public Liability and Products liability insurance (Holistic Insurance)
EMDR Therapist (working towards Practitioner Acccredited Status (with EMDR Europe, UK & Ireland), Attachment informed EMDR (Mark Brayne), MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy – Distinction (York St John Uni), Adv Dip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (CPCAB), Adv Cert In Counselling Skills and Theory (CPCAB), Cert in Counselling Skills (CPCAB), Basic Skills in Counselling, Safeguarding Children levels 1 & 2, Drug awareness Level 1, Legal Highs, Action for Children Child Sexual Exploitation, ASIST Suicide Training.