Susan Critchley

Susan Critchley


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07785985912

Contact Susan

Therapist - DENBIGH

DENBIGH LL18
07785985912
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently fully booked for individual clients and supervisees, I will update this message once I have availability.

My usual practice days are Monday & Friday daytime appointments in person, or via video call, or phone. 

Evening appointments are sometimes available on Tuesday or Wednesday via video call or phone. 

Further details can be found on my website www.adintracounsellingandsupervision.co.uk

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I am Sue, an experienced BACP registered, accredited counsellor with 15 years- experience in a range of counselling settings: primary care mental health, bereavement, sexual abuse and drug and alcohol counselling. I am also an experienced counselling supervisor and lecturer. Before becoming a counsellor I worked in mental health services and managed a mental health advocacy service, after which I moved into education where I worked for over 10 years as a lecturer of counselling. I have been in private practice for 4 years and have a comfortable accessible therapy room in Denbigh with good public transport links and parking opposite. I am an ACTO certified online and telephone therapist and can offer session via phone or video call. I am also trained to offer walk & talk therapy. I believe all approaches have value and can with your agreement draw on a range of approaches in our work together. At the centre of this is ensuring you feel respected and accepted, it is the therapeutic relationship that is key in the success of therapy. I believe that therapy works best when you feel you have a safe confidential space in which to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. A little about me, I enjoy the outdoors, walking and cycling and recently completed British cycling training to lead mixed groups in easy-moderate graded road and off-road environments. Along with training in delivering therapy outdoors I can offer the opportunity to engage in this as a well-being activity. I am a HSBC UK Breeze Champion, an initiative that offers free fun bike rides for women of all abilities. 

Practice description

I provide a space where you can make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I draw on all of my training and experience to help you to work towards a resolution to the issues that bring you to counselling. 

I can offer both short and longer term counselling subject to regular review.

My first session

In our first session I will try to understand as fully as possible you and the problem you are bringing to counselling and to work with you to find a way of working that suits you, this will include a comprehensive assessment. Although it may seem a little daunting, it is important in helping me to gain a sense of who you are and what concerns you at this point in your life. It may be that your difficulties are best served by a specialist agency, or another practitioner, if this is the case we can discuss this in the initial session. It is equally important that you get an opportunity to decide if you wish to work with me beyond this first session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, 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

Supervisor - Denbigh

Denbigh LL16
07785985912
Sessions from £35.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently fully booked for individual clients and supervisees, I will update this message once I have availability.

My current private practice days are Monday and Friday. 

Evening appointments may be available on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced  counsellor, supervisor and lecturer, 15+ years experience as a counsellor across a range of issues including; rape and sexual abuse, addictions, complex bereavement and grief, dual diagnosis work and primary care mental health. I have a background in mental health and advocacy. I trained integratively and my counselling practice has evolved from primarily person-centred, to become more integrative and pluralistic in my approach to my practice. I have also trained in the use of CBT skills. 

Practice description

As a supervisor I provide an attentive and supportive climate where supervisees can develop new options for managing themselves and their work with greater satisfaction and effectiveness. I will work wih you to;

Build an effective, supportive supervisory relationship

​Consider professional standards and ethics

Facilitate a collaborative interaction, to protect the interests of and serve the needs of the client/s.

Enhances and enable practitioner development in relation to current practice 

Focus on the imapct of your client work on you, increasing self-awareness and how this impacts your therapeutic practice

I am experienced in facilitating individual, group, and peer group supervisions.

I am skilled in supervising both student and experienced counsellors. I work out of my therapy room in Denbigh, or offer online, or phone supervision. 

My first session

A good supervisory relationship is key to effective supervision, I offer an introductory session to prospective supervisees so we can decide if we think we will be a good fit. 

If I think you would be better served by a different supervisor then we can discuss this, equally you are under no obligation to continue to work with me beyond this first session.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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