Sue Berry MBACP (Reg)
41 Bridge Street
Centre For Positive Health
11-13 Whitchurch Road
I am an experienced therapist who has worked in private practice for many years. My aim is to work collaboratively, in a way that enables you to safely and gently explore anything that may be worrying or stressful. I offer a genuine and trusting relationship, enabling you to mindfully explore and challenge your thoughts and feelings.
Maybe you don't know what you are feeling, just that something is not right or perhaps you'd simply like to make a change to your life? Perhaps you are feeling low, agitated or anxious? So many symptoms can becoming debilitating or confusing when we don't understand them and the aim of our work together is to offer clarity and insight - and even some fun!
To help you explore your self and any difficulties that are arising and to encourage lasting change I integrate traditional talking therapies with the practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
The Sensorimotor approach is a mindful and body-centered therapy. Overtime we all build up habitual and automatic ways of behaving, our work together will help you to become curious about these procedurally learned habits and as you do so, your unconscious responses can be brought to the fore, explored, understood - and changed. It can be both exciting and challenging as you learn to curiously engage with the way you think, feel and listen to yourself.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is based on the latest research in neuroscience and works with the physical and psychological effects of both trauma and developmental patterns of behaviour.
Trauma isn't always a big or obvious life event and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is particularly effective in treating the symptoms that arise from so many of life's difficulties. Symptoms such as mood swings, depression, anxiety, anger and feelings of isolation can have a great effect on our day to day living. Working in this way encourages gentle but lasting release of debilitating symptoms.
I have many years experience of working with a wide range of issues, in a variety of settings. I also specialise in complex trauma, ptsd and dissociative disorders, including dissociative identity disorder. I have a particular interest in the connection between mind and body and issues that affect our health. My approach and way of being are based on mindfulness.
By incorporating both a cognitive, body-centered and mindful approach my hope is to offer you the space to talk and explore, whilst encouraging and supporting you to expand your sense of self and enable lasting change.
Making an appointment
The first step into therapy can sometimes be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Please feel free to contact me either by email or by phone if you would like to arrange an appointment or if you have any further questions.
I am located in three different areas - Wellington, Craven Arms and Hereford - please state which location you are interested in when emailing.
Training, qualifications & experience
My continued training and self development are very important to me and integral to my work as a therapist. I keep up to date by regularly attending workshops and training courses.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and attend regular supervision and peer group supervision.
I am on the BACP register for counsellors and psychotherapist, which is a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
For further details please visit www.bacpregister.org.uk
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Certificate Number: 039618
My qualifications include:
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level III Advanced Practitioner - I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
MBSR / MBCT Teacher Training Level 1. Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Advanced Trauma Training for Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II - Developmental Trauma, Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I Treatment for Trauma: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory
Theory and Practice of Counselling Diploma
Member of European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (www.estd.org)
Member of First Person Plural (www.firstpersonplural.org.uk)
I am a Trustee of 'tag' - Trauma and Abuse Group (www.tag-uk.net) - tag is a charity that educates and promotes awareness of trauma, attachment and dissociation.
I accept referrals from individuals and organisations.
I have many years of experience of working privately as well as past experience of working within drug and alcohol agencies and with setting up and coordinating a counselling service within a prison, where I worked particularly with severe and complex trauma.
For further information on dissociative disorders visit: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/dissociative-disorders/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Somatic-processing body memory of trauma and mindfulness
Research shows that anxiety, fear and anger can often cause our health to deteriorate, I have a particular interest in any issues that affect health.
I am particularly interested in mindfulness and my practice is based on a mindful approach.
£50 per hour
The Centre for Positive Health, Wellington has recently been beautifully refurbished and offers a peaceful and contemporary space together with:
- Disabled access
- Free parking (on the corner of Crescent Road and Whitchurch Road)
- A 5-10 minute walk from Wellington Rail and Bus station along Whitchurch Road
- Waiting area with complimentary hot and cold drinks
I also work from a location 5 miles from Craven Arms with easy access and free parking, this is a beautifully converted stable amidst the stunning Shropshire countryside.
I am also based in Bridge Street, Hereford, another gorgeous location close to the river, the Cathedral and many great cafe's!
Maps & Directions
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