Sue Crossland MBACP (Accred)
I offer therapy from a lovely, peaceful counselling and therapy practice in the centre of Wakefield, working on both a long and short term basis with individuals and couples. I currently combine part time private practice with working for the NHS as a mental health counsellor, where I offer counselling to clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress through life events.
People look for therapy when they are experiencing a difficult time in their lives. It may be that they are struggling with their emotions, feel stuck, out of control, and feel unable to speak to family or friends.
All people are individuals and unique, and as such, different people have different needs from therapy. Counselling can be a place to explore thoughts and feelings, identify ways of thinking and interacting with others, and uncovering root causes to long standing issues. A person may be looking for tools to resolve their problems or ways of coping. I work using predominantly a person-centred approach, although I do integrate elements of emotion-focused therapy, transactional analysis and CBT; drawing on many useful resources to enable me to meet different client’s needs.
I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. By working together on the things that are creating unhappiness, couple counselling can help both partners move on from stuck and often difficult patterns of interaction. Couple counselling can help improve communication, manage difficulties and work towards resolving problems, to lead to a happier and more fulfilling relationship.
I aim to build a therapeutic relationship of respect, empathy and genuineness and to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment where you are listened to and accepted for who you are. By exploring your issues in therapy, this can lead to a better understanding of yourself and how you think, giving you a clearer understanding of your problems. I appreciate that therapy can be a difficult, emotional experience, so I work with you, at your pace, to facilitate you finding your own answers, and making the changes you want to your life; either externally or within yourself, to enable you to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in 2004, with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. I trained as a couples counsellor in 2007. I am accredited and registered with BACP and I am on the UK register of counsellors. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
I have experience working in various voluntary organisations and the NHS. I have worked in private practice for ten years, seeing private clients, counselling students and clients through Employee Assistance Programmes. I have particular experience working with mental health issues (depression, anxiety and stress), low self-esteem, childhood issues, bereavement, anger issues, relationship difficulties and with teenagers who have experienced abuse.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individuals: £40 per session.
Couples: £50 per session.
Where cost is an issue, I am open to a discussion to arrange an affordable rate.
I offer a discount to counselling students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently offer appointments Monday to Friday during the day, and Tuesday, Wednesday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|