Sue Brown - PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling MBACP
How counselling can help:
There are times in all our lives when we face difficulties or become overwhelmed with what life throws at us. We try to cope as best we can and sometimes talking about our thoughts and feelings can help us. However, sometimes, talking to friends or family cannot offer relief and this is often when the support of a professional therapist may be required. Talking is an important part of our relationships. It can strengthen our ties with other people and help us stay in good mental health.
My approach and how we can work together:
I am a warm natured, compassionate and ethically minded counsellor who will provide a safe, trustworthy and confidential environment; making it easier for you to talk through and reflect upon your private thoughts and feelings which may be worrying or distressing you. This can be done without any fear of judgment or criticism.
Counselling is very much a two-way process and is not something ‘done’ to you by someone else. We will work collaboratively, as I help you to reflect on where your feelings and ideas are coming from and why they are there. This process often helps to identify patterns of thought or behaviour which it might be useful to modify, bringing about positive change that fosters improved self confidence and overall family and personal well being. I will help you to determine what is important in your life, what you want to achieve and what steps you can take to get there. Therefore, for all new clients I charge a reduced fee for the first session so that we can assess our relationship and decide whether we can go forward and work together.
My one to one counselling sessions last 50 minutes. The number of sessions will very much depend on individual needs. You may have just a few sessions whereas others see me on a more regular basis. We will regularly review our work together to ensure that you are getting what you need from the therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) 2015 - University of South Wales (Newport)
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013 - University of South Wales (Newport)
I am a BACP registered counsellor Registration number :146836
I hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
£20.00 - Initial first assessment session
£40.00 - 50 minute face to face session
I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework and code of practice which includes receiving regular supervision.
I am committed to continue with my professional development and regularly attend courses and training to enhance my expertise and skills.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|