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Sandra Ballester

Norwich NR2 & Trowse NR14 07706 047388 07706 047388
Norwich NR2 & Trowse NR14
07706 047388 07706 047388

About me

I offer stress management and psychotherapy and am a registered Autogenic Therapist and a UKCP accredited psychotherapist. I have been in private practice in Norwich since 2001 and have experience in helping a wide range of people. I am also a registered member of the BACP.

Autogenic Therapy is a world class therapeutic technique used extensively in Japan, Canada and many European countries. It is a powerful method of stress management, incorporating principles of mindfulness and other well researched elements of daily self-help practice which have been proven to help people manage stress. It takes about ten weeks to learn the Autogenic Technique and after that it is your personal skill for life and you are independent to practise it on your own.

Studies have shown that the Autogenic Technique increases the activity in the corpus callosum, which links the right and left sides of the brain. This balances the analytic and emotional sides of the brain, which in turn encourages lateral and creative thinking. Most people find that persistent daily practice over a period of time helps them to think more clearly, realistically and creatively.  It also helps to improve performance in education, art, music, sports and business.

Psychotherapy is helpful if you are experiencing an emotional problem that you cannot resolve on your own. It can also bring insight and understanding of longer term patterns of distress, and together with your therapist you are helped to create ways to begin to change these patterns. Psychotherapy offers you a safe and confidential place to talk over your difficulties with someone who is trained to help you and is committed to supporting you.

Broadly speaking, psychotherapy pays attention to that which is unconscious whereas counselling usually focuses more on what you are personally conscious of.  We do not always know why we do what we do, or why we feel how we feel.  Psychotherapy helps to make sense of these things by becoming more acquainted with the deeper aspect of our feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

  • Diploma in Autogenic Therapy - British Autogenic Society, London, 2001
  • Diploma and Masters Degree in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy - Institute of Psychosynthesis, London, 2017

Experience:

  • In private practice in Norwich since 2001 with a broad range of clients

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Member organisations

BAS

The British Autogenic Society

The British Autogenic Society (BAS) is the professional and education organisation for Autogenic Therapists based in the UK.

Members represent a diverse range of medical professions and all are licensed Autogenic Training practitioners who have undergone a training and development programme before becoming qualified by the BAS.

Therapies offered

Fees

Psychotherapy:

£50 - £60 per hour

Autogenic Therapy:

Individuals - £50 per hour (normally 10 sessions required).

Groups (2 to 5 people) - £350 per person payable in advance, 9 sessions.

Concessions:

Some concessionary places are available, please ask.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Norwich
NR2

Trowse
Norfolk
NR14

Type of session

Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a therapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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