Susan Osborne

Susan Osborne


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: French

Contact information

Phone number
07926833684
Website

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Therapist - Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray LE13
07926833684
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I work in the counselling tradition of Carl Rogers. This means taking a positive approach which avoids judging the client. I will work with you to build an open and honest working relationship, so  we can understand what your life looks like from your point of view and  hold the light up to your own creative wisdom. 


 Counselling is more than just talking.  When helpful, I adopt a creative approach, offering clients the opportunity to work with poetry, their own writing, or with objects from the natural world.  For this reason, I also offer an outdoors practice: confidential conversations in the peaceful and beautiful grounds of Launde Abbey, Leicestershire. 

 As therapy progresses, clients start to experiment, trying out new ideas and practices. My aim is that you become your own counsellor , integrating your new understanding and finding a renewed appetite for life.

My practice is based in Oakham, but I also have rooms in Melton Mowbray.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Ramsey

Ramsey PE26
07926833684
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I do not work on Fridays and Sundays.

About me and my therapy practice

I work in the counselling tradition of Carl Rogers. This means taking a positive approach which avoids judging the client.  Therefore,  I will work with you to build an open and honest working relationship, so  we can understand what your life looks like from your point of view and  hold the light up to your own creative wisdom. 

 Counselling is more than just talking.  When helpful, I adopt a creative approach, offering clients the opportunity to work with poetry, their own writing, or with objects from the natural world.  

 As therapy progresses, I find  clients start to experiment, trying out new ideas and practices. My aim is that, by the end of our work together, you become your own counsellor , integrating your new understanding and finding a renewed appetite for life.

My practice is based in Cambridgeshire.  Please note however that for the time being, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only able to offer sessions via Zoom, telephone or email.

Practice description

My practice is about working respectfully with you to help you find your own solutions.  I will seek to honour the trust you place in me as your counsellor.

It is the quality of our working relationship that will make the difference!  I will hope to build with you a talking space which feels safe enough for you to express yourself without fear of judgement. This will mean working at a pace and at a level which feels comfortable to you.   From this position of psychological safety and understanding, we can take together a wider and deeper look at your situation.  

 Together, we can start the process of making changes in your life.

My first session

Before we meet, I will send you a copy of my client/counsellor agreement, my data protection statement and my remote-working statement.  This is so you have some information before we start work together, and if forms starting point for our first conversation about how we will work together.

 We begin by finding out what you are hoping to address in your therapy.  What would you like to change in your life? What is causing you difficulty or disturbing your thoughts?   We will talk a little bit about any previous experiences of counselling, and what you found helpful (or unhelpful).  Importantly, we will talk also about confidentiality, contact arrangements, and fees.  I will explain that I hold to the BACP's framework for ethical practice.

Continuing, we will look at how the issue you are bringing fits into your wider life and past history and current relationships.  We consider any self-care practices or helping strategies you might already already have tried.

If it is helpful, we talk about your spirituality and how it relates to the issue you are bringing.

I usually find it is helpful to explain a little how talking therapy works. I introduce the possibility of working creatively with your own writing, or with poetry and we decide whether or not you like the sound of that!  Throughout, we respect your priorities.

We end with a little review: we consider briefly our work together during this first session and ask ourselves whether we felt comfortable working together?   Could we imagine doing some good work together?  If so, we arrange to meet again.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, 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

Supervisor - Ramsey

Ramsey PE26
07926833684
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I do not work on Fridays and Sundays.

About me and my therapy practice

I offer supervision in  the form of planned, regular and boundaried conversations according to your needs providing:

Space to bring your unanswered questions and talk frankly about your work.

Restoring space to address your growing edges, and your own needs as a practitioner.

Growing space for garnering psychological insight and developing better practice.

Challenging space where you can consider safeguarding and the ethical dimension of your work.

Celebratory space where you can acknowledge your achievements.

Reflective space where you can consider your work and your vocation within the context of your faith or spiritual understanding.

Playful space where you can work creatively and access your hidden wisdom.

Safe space defined by an agreed confidentiality contract.


Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic I am only able to offer sessions via Zoom, telephone or email until further notice.

Practice description

'Out beyond right-doing and wrong-doing ... I'll meet you there' (Rumi).  

I aim to build supervisory relationships where I can work respectfully and non-judgementally,in a spirit of collaberation, with those who come to me for hep.  I work from a person-centred base, so that I work with colleagues to facilitate a process of insight and reflection on their work.  Where helpful, I offer my own insights and refer clients to books, ideas and research which they might find helpful.  Supervisees report that they have found our sessions both energising and cathartic. 

As with counselling, supervision is available indoors in a comfortable room, or outdoors, in a beautiful space where we can work confidentially and without interruption.

My first session

In preparation for our first session, I email my supervision agreement, my data protection statement and my on-line working statement.  This gives potential supervisees some information which will form the basis of our first contracting conversation.  

Firstly, we will talk over the supervisee's issues and priorities for supervision.  Then we will cover practical issues like confidentiality, contact arrangements, frequency of meeting and costs.  We will check for any overlapping relationships and consider any possible impact on our work.    I will explain what it means in my practice to work to the BACP Ethical Framework.

Finally I will emphasise my intention to honour the supervisee's trust and always to treat the supervisee with respect as an adult capable of taking responsibility for her/his work.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, 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