Wendy Sutherst, Counsellor & Supervisor
2 Manor Crescent
Do you sometimes feel that you are doing what others want you to do in your life and you do not know how, or have the confidence, to change this.
Or perhaps by visiting this site you have decided that you would like to explore something in your life which is troubling you and looking for the right person to share this with. It could be you are feeling troubled and mixed up, or maybe stuck, feeling down and not very happy with the way your life is going and struggling to find a way forward. You may, for example, be experiencing a painful loss or bereavement, separation, divorce, redundancy, bullying or perhaps you feel you have low self-esteem or your confidence is low. I offer a confidential, safe place where you are heard and given time to explore problem areas in your life within a neutral, open and trusting relationship to help you identify problems, find resolutons and develop coping strategies.
You may wish to contact me first to discuss your concerns and then, if you decide counselling is for you, make an appointment for a counselling session, where we can work together to decide your goal for counselling. I offer the first session at half price.
I am based in Dronfield, which is easily reached from Chesterfield and Sheffield and surrounding districts whether travelling by car, bus or train.
I have many years experience of clinical counselling practice and worked in various sectors, including: NHS GP surgeries, Employment Assistance Programmes, charitable agencies - 3 years of which was working with women who had been sexually abused in childhood, and private practice. I am also a counsellor supervisor.
Whilst working in the above organisations, I have had experience of helping with a wide range of client problems, eg stress, anxiety, emotional abuse, depression, relationship issues - including affairs/betrayal/separation and divorce, bereavement, post-natal depression, generalised anxiety, trauma,work-related stress and bullying and coping with change.
How I work
I work with a range of issues on a face-to-face basis, either long term or short term or on a single session if preferred, determined by what your concerns are and what you bring into counselling.
I am an experienced humanistic integrative counsellor, which means that I allow your individual needs to inform the way we work together. I work in a way that helps you to understand why you are struggling, paying attention to the way relationships and events have impacted your life, while finding practical ways of dealing with stress and problems. My core training is Person Centred, which underpins all the counselling work I undertake and is based on empathy, honesty and being non-judgemental, thus accepting each person as themselves.
What clients have said about their counselling experience with me
"I seemed to have lost my confidence and y way. I did not feel I was good enough for anything. Wendy wa able to open that door again to show me the way to prove I was a capable person." August 2013, male client
"After the trauma I had experienced, I did not think I would be able to go back to my job, but this counselling has supported me back to myself"
December 2013, male client.
"I have had someone to 'off-load' to during a very difficult time with my partner. I do not know how I would have coped without this outlet.
January 2014, male client.
You have helped me to explore my feelings of anxiety and given me techniques to deal with this.
November 2014, female client
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling Studies
Certificate in Supervision
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
BA Business Studies (Hons)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Further specific training in:
- Post Natal Depression
- Relationships/Couples Counselling.
- Anger Management
- Self Harming
- Sexual Abuse
- Self-Esteem and Confidence
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am bound by their code of ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General Life Changes
Counselling Supervision, working with the seven eyed model.
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Counselling may be taken as one hour sessions on a weekly basis but this is flexible, as is the number of sessions you may require, which depends on your personal circumstances and the issue brought to counselling.
Day time sessions £30
Evening sessions £35
Couples counselling £40 per session
Concessions: The above are charged at half price for the first session
Supervision: qualified counsellors £30 per hour
Concession: Counselling and supervision for trainee counsellors £20 per hour
Payment is usually made at the beginning of each session by either cheque or cash.
Cancellation of appointments require 24 working hours notice or the session will incur the full fee.
My telephone number (0779 4977 854) is specifically for counselling use. Therefore if this is not answered, please leave a message on the voicemail stating your name, telephone number and preferred times you would like to be contacted and I will get back to you as soon as possible, or you may prefer to leave a text message.
You may wish to contact me on my specific counselling email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work Monday to Thursday daytime and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please text, phone or leave an email message. If I am not available I will get back to you as soon as I am free.
Supervision & training
What is Supervision?.View supervision profile