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Welcome to my profile, known as Sue, I work with adults (18+).
I offer sessions in private practice on a Thursday and Friday, whilst flexible to suit your needs.
My fee is at a price point to reflect upon and facilitate people from all walks of life to access support.
I offer telephone and On-line video calls, in-person therapy will resume once it is safe to do so.
An experienced professional counsellor deploying the 5 C's, Compassion, Curiosity, Creativity, Commitment and Connection to support your healing, growth and development.
About me and my therapy practice
I deliver support through an Integrative style of therapy from a robust Humanistic, Person-Centred foundation of compassionate care.
This means and my experience informs me 'one size doesn't fit all' and with this in mind I recognise and understand as a Human Being we are multifaceted, multi dimensional and complex individuals.
Our work together may explore any dimension or parts of self you may wish to bring, I am led by you and your needs. I recognise and understand as Aristotle said, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,”: our work together is seen as two whole persons meeting. With the uniqueness of you and your lived experience/s being impacted by something which is causing you distress, difficulty and/or concern.
Currently employed within a Hospice setting three days a week, supporting families experiencing and going through the toughest of times imaginable and unimageable; and two days supporting in Private Practice.
My experience within counselling has been gained over 18 years, within various settings from Cruse Bereavement Care, Victim Support, Doncaster Alcohol Services (DAS) and Sure Start Family Centre.
Supporting individuals and families experiencing a wide variety of human conditions which cause concern, for example, stress, social anxiety, panic, work related stress, relationship problems, difficulty in adapting to new situations, depression. Through to strengthening low self-esteem, confidence, developing resilience and explorations of self-awareness around patterns of behaviours which may be unhealthy e.g. anger or avoiding situations.
I set sail on my maiden-voyage 18 years ago into the profession of counselling, supporting daily, those suffering pain and anguish. I have a special interest and a width of experience supporting adults through the distress and often overwhelming impact of traumatic experiences.
Trauma is experiencing, death, a beloved Child or Spouse or those thrown into the shocking world of sudden death from suicide or rapid illness. Being injured by crime, for example, children who have grown into adults carrying the wounds of sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse, family secrets, domestic violence. Personal attacks, bullying or witness such. Or the pain of illness, hearing a life changing diagnosis, becoming impaired or disabled.
Trauma is feeling like a castaway, treading water or being thrown around in a Tsunami or erupting volcano. Making practical and effective use of personal creativity, together we can find your direction to calmer, cooler shores. For you to make sense of, heal, grow and develop into the person you choose to be.
Utilising awareness, skills and knowledge to inform my practice from several psychological schools of thought. Tools and techniques can be from and include the Ethical Framework of BACP, Humanistic, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and/or Trauma and Strength based Philosophy. My studies, training, personal and clinical experience reflect my growth and development within the counselling field to offer you a growth evoking experience, for you to live and maintain a fulfilling life.
My first session
How to choose a counsellor who is 'right' for you may seem like a minefield. This is natural and normal.
People have many concerns which bring them into counselling and indeed it takes courage to acknowledge and strength to seek support from another. Especially someone you've not met before, yet the results are both rewarding and life enriching.
Our first session is for us both to evaluate if we are a 'good fit' to work together collaboratively. please contact me to discuss your needs.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome to my supervision profile. I offer Telephone, On-Line support.
In person therapy will restart when safe to do so.
My supervision style is creative, integrative and supportive. I trained in Hawkins and Shohet Seven eyed model of supervision, with Cruse Bereavement Care 17 years ago. I find this model allows for creativity, flexibility and adaptability.
My strengths sit in my compassionate intradependent way of Being, genuine openness, receptivity to change and curiosity offer flexibility to work with and stay with the unknown. My creativity facilitates strategies, new perspectives and renewed energies, enhancing well-being and capabilities. Flexible and adaptable within the immediacy of our supportive sessions since I tailor to what the supervisee presents and needs.
Over the years I have worked with individuals and groups and gained a width and breathe of experience working with supervisees from students on placement, volunteers, professional counsellors and professionals working in emotionally charged environments. Working with all theoretical schools of thought and within a variety of setting and environments e.g. bereavement, hospice, domestic violence, sexually abuse agencies, addiction services. To general counselling with clients presenting anxieties, depression, loss, illness, low self-esteem and colleague in private practice working via electronic mediums and face to face.
Supervision is essential to maintain effective, sustainable practice. It is a safe, rich source of support, learning, reflection, time to mull over, review, compassionately evaluate, question, explore new pathways, gain a different perspective, a space for you to breath, take stock, hear Self, understand, grow and develop.
Time and space is dedicated to you and your client work, I provide a space for you to celebrate your achievements, gain affirmation for your work. Whilst gently challenging appropriately so you can reflect upon all aspects of your counselling work and grow and develop within you practice.
I am interested in listening and hearing who you are as a counselling practitioner within a relationship where you will be received with equality, respect and valued as a person of worth.