Britta Schuessler

Britta Schuessler


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07801413442

Contact Britta

Therapist - Stirling

Stirling FK8
07801413442
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

My apologies I will not be available from 7 -27 October 2020

About me and my therapy practice

Mission statement:

All of my work aims at assisting people to feel more empowered and enhance the quality of their experience of life.

Here is a bit of my work history:

I worked for 5 years as a bereavement counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care Glasgow which gave me a lot of insight into the complexity of loss and bereavement. This led me to work for 2 years as a counsellor in the Prince and Princess of Wales hospice in Glasgow. I helped people there to come to terms with being terminally ill and what that meant to them.

I spent 3 years volunteering for the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow. I gained a lot of experience working with a large variety of issues like stress, anxiety, depression, anger, self-harm and relationship problems.

I also worked 7 years for Victim Support Glasgow which made me appreciate how differently we all respond to life's events. It highlighted to me strongly that we can be deeply affected by seemingly small incidents, and that this can severely undermine our confidence and ability to cope.

After Victim Support I worked 4 years as an alcohol counsellor for the Glasgow Council on Alcohol. This work confirmed my suspicion that addiction more often than not is a form of self-medication, a way of masking or dealing with underlying issues. Many people develop addictive or compulsive behaviours in order to cope with past events like abuse, bullying, losses, trauma, and issues like depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. This led me to train in trauma therapy, because my experience over the years had shown me that normal talking therapies often do not really help to heal the source of the problems people have.

I have run my own pratice since 2014. See my website www.brittaschuesslertherapies for feedback from my clients.

Underpinning and supporting all of my work is extensive training in a great variety of methods as well as over 25 years of Mindfulness practice. 

Practice description

I work in an integrative way. Below is an up-to-date list of my qualifications and training.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Becoming Safely Embodied 2016
  • Certificate in Advance CRM and Core Self 2015
  • Certificate in CBT Toolkit 2014
  • Certificate in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) 2013
  • Certificate in Brainspotting (Phase 1 & 2) 2013
  • Accredited Alcohol Counsellor 2012
  • Certificate in Psychotherapy and Positive Psychology 2011
  • Certificate in Coaching 2011
  • Diploma in Person Centred Therapy (PCT) 2005
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling 2003
  • Counselling Skills 2002
  • MA in Critical & Cultural Theory 1995

Other training:

  • Mindfulness Teacher Training (Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield) 2019 - now
  • Deep Brain Reorientation (Frank Corrigan) 2018
  • Mindfulness (Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield) 2018
  • Family constellations 2018
  • Focusing 2017Working with Guilt and Shame (Deirdre Fay) 2016
  • Becoming Safely Embodied (Deirdre Fay) 2016
  • Self Empowerment 2014
  • Working with clients who have experienced Trauma 2014
  • Trauma Release Exercises & Somatic Experiencing (Introduction) 2013
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) 2013
  • Motivational Interviewing 2012
  • Group Therapy Skills 2012
  • Mental Health First Aid 2011
  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse 2010
  • Support after Sudden and Violent Death 2009
  • Focusing 2008
  • Managing Change 2007
  • Problem Solving 2007
  • Working with Anger 2004

My first session

This is what you can expect in our first session together. The first session is free of charge. In this session you have an oportunity to find out, if I am the right person for you. This is very important, because you need to feel comfortable with me. I will assess, if I have the skills to help you with your issues. At the end of the first session we will decide, if we want to work together. 

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

How long is a session?

A session usually takes an hour. If you choose to do trauma therapy we usually need 1.5 hours per session.

Where is your practice?

I have a room in the centre of Stirling. However, due to the lockdown I see people online (video conference) at present.

How much do you charge?

My fee for talking therapy is £50 per hour. For trauma work, which tends to take 1.5 hours, I charge £75. My initial session is free of charge. If you think you cannot afford to pay these fees, talk to me. I am happy to discuss a discount.

Do I have to come weekly?

No, if you find that weekly is too intense for you or not possible because of your lifestyle or finances, I can see you on a fortnightly basis. We can discuss what suits you best in our initial session.

How many session might I need?

This depends very much on what your issues are, how ready you are to engage and how deeply you want to go into your healing. However, in my experience most people need a minimum of five sessions.

How will I know which approach is right for me?

You can have a look at my website www.brittaschuesslertherapies.com. You will find more information there about the different ways I work. I will suggest after the initial session which approach is most suitable. However, this is not written in stone and we can change this depending on your preferences and what I think is most helpful.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling