Sue Cardy Dip.Couns MBACP
We all go through periods when life seems to lose its meaning. Memories of the past, painful events in the present and worries about the future can all make it difficult to cope with everyday life. Sometimes people are lonely, anxious and depressed, worried about their relationships, their marriage or family life, or maybe suffering from bereavement, divorce or separation. Some may want to learn to relate more easily to others or may be looking for more meaning to life. Many people find that talking things through with someone who has been trained to listen and to support them leaves them less confused and better able to make the changes which they need to improve the quality of their lives.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor. I provide therapy in a Humanistic-Person-Centred approach, I also integrate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamics theory and techniques within my work.
I listen and understand how things are for you and offer support to meet your needs. I provide a safe, friendly and confidential environment for you to bring anything you are finding painful, difficult or confusing. I believe that a trusting relationship is vital for effective and lasting change to take place.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work to their professional code of ethics. I am fully qualified, attend regular supervision and I am insured to practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills level 3
Domestic Violence Counsellor
Life Story Work
Loss and Grief
Registered member of BACP (MBACP) - certificate number 673443
Working towards accreditations.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Sessions are charged at an individual rate of £35 and £40 per couple. I have a limited number of low cost places, please ask about these if cost is making it difficult for you to seek therapy.
Each session is for 50 minutes. For effective counselling to take place, it is important that sessions are regular and continuous, since this provides a structure for the counselling process. The frequency and number of sessions will be planned and review sessions will take place on a regular basis. If either you or I feel that the time has come to end the sessions, this will also be planned and discussed.
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