Susan Blair


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01912960126

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Therapist - NORTH SHIELDS

NORTH SHIELDS NE29
01912960126
Sessions from £35.00

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About me and my therapy practice

Counselling can give a safe, calm space, independent and confidential from the rest of your life, to explore any problems you might be experiencing.  The counselling relationship helps you to explore your problems and work out the best solutions.  I draw on a variety of approaches to help you understand what issues you want to address and to gain insight and understanding of yourself.  


I appreciate that taking the first step to see a counsellor can be a daunting time and I offer an introductory session,  free of charge, to enable you to "get a feel" for things and decide if this is the way forward for you.  During this session we will discuss why you are considering counselling and what you hope to achieve.  It will be an opportunity for us to ask questions of each other and to assess what will be helpful.   

I qualified with a Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of York St John in 2003.  During my training I worked with York Alcohol Advice Service.  Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked for Victim Support York and Selby and as a Manager in a supported housing scheme for people with enduring mental health problems.  I have many years experience of working with people on a one to one basis providing emotional and practical support prior to my counselling career.

I am an integrative counsellor and work from a person centred approach with clients to explore the problem the client has presented with. In some cases I will work with the client to formulate strategies and goals for change. I also help the client to explore what might be feeding into their problems looking back over their life experiences. I often work creatively using various methods including drawing, colours, dreams and objects to help unblock difficult feelings. 


What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Self-harm, Abuse, Bereavement, Loss, Trauma, Personal development, Self esteem, Relationships, Stress

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - NORTH SHIELDS

NORTH SHIELDS NE29
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Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I offer supervision to qualified and student counsellors. In supervision I work to help the counsellor develop their self awareness and understanding of the relationship between themselves and their clients, in order to be able to use the relationship in a constructive way. I try to create a safe and trusting environment where my supervisees can be open and honest about their counselling experiences and of course, to ensure that they are working safely and ethically. I offer practical advice as well as emotional support and tailor my approach to the level of experience and qualifications of my supervisees.

What I can help with

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

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