Caroline Le Sueur MBACP, PG Diploma, BA Hons, Diploma ( Counselling).
I am an experienced Counsellor providing psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples dealing with a full range of emotional, relational and psychological problems. I work both long and short term with individuals.
As someone who is thinking about counselling you will probably have tried many ways to sort out your problems. I believe that working together in a supportive relationship can help you address the root causes of your distress. Often we get caught in unproductive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving yet find it difficult to break these patterns on our own. Sometimes it is difficult to even know what it is that is making us feel bad. Therapy that provides support and challenge can make real and lasting changes to the way you feel about yourself and provide more helpful ways of living your life.
I have found counselling to be effective in helping with a wide variety of issues and mental health problems for example: stress, depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, low self esteem, bereavement, jealousy, relationship issues, post natal depression, redundancy, anger management, illness, assertiveness and feeling low.
My practise room is in central West Bridgford. Full details are available on my website www.carolinelesueur-counselling.co.uk.
What to do next
You can contact me initially by telephone or email. We would then arrange to meet for an assessment session.
At an assessment session we would begin to explore what is troubling you and what you hope to achieve from therapy. We would discuss the type and length of therapy that would best suit you. This session will also give you the opportunity to find out if you want to make an agreement to work with me and for me to assess whether I am able to help you achieve your aims. We would then make an agreement as to when we would meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
Central to my approach is a deep respect and empathy for what you are experiencing. I work from a relational perspective which stresses the quality and strength of the counselling relationship. Research has consistently shown that the single most important factor in effective counselling and therapy is the quality, of the therapeutic relationship.
I draw on a range of approaches such as, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy but primarily Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is a way of understanding yourself and how and why you behave as you do. It is a model for understanding personality, relationships and communication. I have found it to be a powerful and highly effective therapeutic approach for personal growth and personal change.
I have over nine years’ experience of working with individuals to support personal change, including six years with the NHS. I also have experience of counselling adolescents and children in schools who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties. I have worked in private practice for 6 years.
I have trained for 5 years at post graduate level for a Msc in Transactional Analysis and am currently working towards Certification as a Transactional Analyst. My qualifications include BA Hons Social Studies, PG Diploma Health Promotion and Education, Diploma and Cert. Counselling, Transactional Analysis 101 Cert., Foundation Cert., Transactional Analysis.
I am a member of the BACP and contractual trainee of UKATA and I abide by both bodies code of professional ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Particular areas of interest and knowledge
Childhood and adolescent trauma
Relationship issues with teenagers and children
Individual sessions - 1 hour, £40
Concessions available for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client