Sue Allen

Sue Allen

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
0779 242 7696

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS2
0779 242 7696
Sessions from £50.00


About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm experienced in helping my clients to grow in self-awareness, self-understanding, self-compassion and self-expression.  This results in feeling much better as it means being able to move our of restrictive and painful habitual patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving.   My work is psychodynamic, relational, humanistic, collaborative, existential, influenced by family work and takes account of body/stress responses.

What this means is that I understand problems to be rooted in the past, and the work will involve understanding the links between your past, and your here and now problems. I won't offer solutions. My job instead is to help you to piece together the problematic parts of your 'life map' which are feeding into your current problems so these elements become visible to you and therefore changeable.  

This is both a supportive process and a challenging one too. Often there's a repeating pattern or key theme, which, once identified, can then be put into words and then reconsidered. Sometimes painful buried feelings can emerge in the work which you can then reflect on in a different way. Understanding your own process can transform how you feel and think about yourself and lead to connecting with your life in ways which are much more satisfying and rewarding.

Our work together will be exploratory and collaborative. You will find a supportive, listening space in which you can bring your problems and I will use my experience and knowledge to ask questions and offer reflections. This will assist you to think outside your normal habitual ways of thinking and feeling about yourself, your life and the world.

How long we work together is an ongoing conversation throughout the counselling and decided by you depending on what you want to change and where you wish to get to with it.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work