Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper

Worthing
West Sussex
BN11

07880 209005

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Worthing
West Sussex
BN11

07880 209005

About me

I am a qualified counsellor who believes that we all have the ability to feel better when we are given the opportunity and time to explore our inner world and the difficulties and challenges we are often faced with. This can be an anxious time especially when seeking help for issues that can cause suffering, confusion or depression, or when we aren't sure what's wrong but know that something just isn't right in our lives.

For this exploration to be possible I offer an environment that is warm, accepting, calm and non-judgemental. A safe space for you to explore issues in your own time and to be supported to make sense of your life, gaining insight into what might have happened which has caused you to feel worried, depressed or stuck.

Speaking to a counsellor is a wonderful way of discovering who you are and understanding why you may have developed unhelpful behaviour patterns that reinforce unhappiness or anxiety. By focusing on your feeling responses, you will grow in self-awareness and better understand how, when and why your life has not progressed in the way you would like. This will allow you to gain insight and greater control over your choices and behaviour and help you achieve personal satisfaction as well as your higher potential.

Although I am trained integratively which means I can use a range of therapeutic approaches to suit your needs and personality, my model is 'person-centred'. This reflects my belief that we each have the ability to find the answers we need to be fulfilled, allowing our inner voice to guide us towards more meaningful and satisfying life situations and relationships.

Depending on what brings you to counselling at this time, I offer open-ended counselling which gives you the choice as to how many sessions you would like, or brief, solution focused counselling which may address specific problems. This is guided by your needs and whatever you choose to bring.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons - University of London
MA         - Sussex University
Level 2 Counselling Skills - Northbrook College
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy - Northbrook College

Counsellor - Emotional Support for Carers.

This role involves providing emotional support for carers in the community who look after their terminally or chronically ill relatives at home.
I have long term experience working with carers and elderly people who are coping with loss, isolation and despair or who are experiencing major life changes.

Counsellor - Arun Counselling Centre

I have wide experience working with adults who present with many different issues from anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, generalised anxiety, self-harm, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, death anxiety, co-dependence, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger, shame, relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, loss, grief,bereavement, phobias, cancer, stress, isolation, social anxiety, anorexia, bulimia nervosa, bi-polar disorder, bullying, living with drug/alcohol addicts, addiction problems, borderline personality disorder, dissociation, physical abuse, hoarding, separation and divorce, physical abuse, losing close ones to suicide and psychosomatic disorders.

I have 25 years experience in health care and work part time as a District Nurse in the Worthing area.

I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

I offer a free and confidential telephone consultation and a reduced cost initial assessment session which offers you the chance to find out about the process before committing.

I offer concessionary rates which can be discussed on meeting.

It is important for you to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with and if, after this meeting, you would like to continue, we will agree our working contract - this will be to meet weekly, at a regular, agreed time. How long we work together will depend on what you wish to gain from counselling.

Maps & Directions

Worthing, BN11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None