Sue Starnes reg. MBACP (Accred)

Sue Starnes reg. MBACP (Accred)

Blackboys
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22

07766 437823

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Blackboys
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22

07766 437823

About me

As a part of my training I had to be in therapy and so had to find myself a counsellor. I can therefore understand how daunting it can be to take that first step towards finding the right person to talk to. This is why I offer a free initial session. We will meet in my counselling room, which adjoins my home in a peaceful rural setting with ample off-road parking, and have a chat. You can ask any questions you may have (there are no silly questions), maybe tell me a little of why you have come, and you can begin to get a sense of who I am, how I work, and whether you feel comfortable with me.

I have experience of working with many different issues including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sexual abuse including childhood sexual abuse
  • relationship issues
  • self esteem
  • general counselling
  • bereavement

We can also talk about frequency and cost of sessions. I usually suggest that we meet weekly; we would talk about how the work is going at regular intervals throughout our time together, and you can decide to finish whenever you feel ready.

At the end of the initial session you can either make an appointment for another one, or you can go away and think about it.

You van find more information about me and the way I work on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional qualifications:

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Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling
Advanced Award in Intermediate Counselling Skills
Introduction to Counselling
Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate - Person-Centred Couples Counselling


Continuing professional development - some of the workshops I have attended:

  • Self-harm and its meanings
  • Working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Working with trauma
  • Sandtray
  • Garry Prouty's Pre-therapy
  • Dreams workshop
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Ethical dilemmas in supervision
  • LGBT workshop
  • MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
  • Working with Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender awareness training day

Work experience:
2007 - 2011: Bereavement counsellor, St Peter & St James Hospice, Chailey
2007 - 2008: School counsellor, Eastbourne
2008 - present: Private practice
2010 - present: Counselling Coordinator, Sussex Community Counselling, Newhaven
2011 - 2012: Counsellor at Chapel Street Surgery, Newhaven

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • The counselling room

Fees

Initial session:
No charge (30 minutes)

Subsequent sessions:
Individual counselling: £40 per session (50 minutes)
Couples counselling: £50 per hour
     

Supervision:
£40 per hour
£55 per hour and a half (to provide BACP minimum monthly requirements)

Reduced fees, both counselling and supervision, for counsellors in training - contact me to find out more

Further information

I work part-time as Counselling Coordinator for Sussex Community Counselling which offers low-cost short-term counselling to people in the Newhaven, Lewes and Hailsham areas (www.sussexcommunity.org.uk). In my previous life (before training as a counsellor/psychotherapist) I worked as a zoo keeper, a medical receptionist and a full-time housewife.

Maps & Directions

Uckfield, TN22

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I did my supervisor training with Cascade and gained their Diploma in the Art & Craft of Individual and Group Supervision.

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