Sue Holdsworth (BA Hons, Reg. MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist
The Fairground Craft & Design Centre
My name is Sue and I am a registered and fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. It is my aim to understand what life is like from your point of view rather than to offer you pre-canned solutions to your problems. I tailor the approach to your specific needs and place you at the centre of your own counselling experience. I will take an active part by attentively listening as we explore the challenges that you are facing and the changes that you wish to make This exploration creates understanding and can lead to balance, enthusiasm and renewed energy for life
I have personal experience of being a client. Counselling helped me to work through my diagnosis of Post-natal Depression and I developed the confidence to be with my baby and to bond with him. This positive experience motivated me to train as a counsellor, and gave me the inspiration to help others, like you who might be in emotional pain. I believe I am living proof that counselling works because it worked for me.
I offer individual, person-centred counselling to clients dealing with anxiety and/or stress, depression, loss and bereavement, self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts, difficulties related to family relationships, general feelings of sadness or worries around mental health.
Based in Andover, I would be delighted to chat with you further. Please feel free to call me on 07582 315299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation for you to talk with me and decide whether counselling might be beneficial to you. Please also check out my website at www.sueholdsworth.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in the person-centred approach and have a first class honours degree in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have worked within both a community setting and now in private practice over the past six years. I have also worked as a lecturer/trainer at a further education college offering counselling skills training and delivered self-esteem courses in Hampshire since October 2011.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and you can find me on the BACP register of counsellors & psychotherapists.
o Foundation Training in Nonviolent Communication
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
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A complimentary initial consultation of 30 minutes will give you a chance to meet with me and decide whether you would like to proceed with counselling.
Six weekly 50-minute sessions for the price of five when booked and paid for in advance: £200
Single sessions when booked and paid for in advance: £40 per session
Single sessions paid in cash at the start of each session: £45
If you are on a low income we can discuss a reduced rate at your initial appointment.
What do clients say?
“Just three sessions with Sue greatly helped me clarify a very difficult personal situation. I left knowing my options and although I had extremely difficult decisions those options were clear” - RR
“I have been attending counselling sessions over the last six weeks with Sue Holdsworth. I have found these sessions invaluable as, with the help of Sue’s listening skills and non-judgmental approach, I have been able to explore areas of my life which have been troubling me. Sue comes across as caring and compassionate and this has helped me open up to her and share deep emotional stuff which has caused stress. I would be happy to recommend her as a counsellor to my friends and wish her all the best” - HM
"You have helped me so much and I feel I understand that now I can look after myself and my anger and stress levels. I feel I can now relax and stop my past from holding me back. Thank you so much. You have allowed me to feel that being myself is okay" MN
"Counselling has helped me close chapters in my life that before would bring me a lot of pain. Now I'm able to look back from a better place in my life and be a better person" CE
"Sue really helped me to understand myself and that a lot of my angst was a symptom of my expectations of myself. I learned to step backwards and realise that it may not matter, and I can influence things far better by stepping back rather than getting wrapped up in content. For me, I was in a dark place and my world is completely different. The difference is profound" MP
"I came to counselling to deal with work related stress. I wanted to find a way to regain balance in my life between fun, finances and being present at home. Talking through the decisions and how my own personality influences the choices I have made, and continue to make, helped me to clarify the way forward" HC
"I sought counselling from Sue to help me come to terms with things that had happened in my childhood and which had recently come to a head causing me to feel angry, upset and unbalanced. I felt comfortable enough with Sue to discuss these things openly and honestly. Sue helped me to understand why these things made me feel the way I did which in turn helped me to deal with the feelings they caused. I now feel much more content and happier in myself and have managed to get back on an even keel and move forward with my life. Thank you Sue" ND
"I was in a very negative place emotionally - a lot of barriers stopping me from moving my life forward in the direction I wanted it to go. I needed to find a way of accepting my role in the breakdown of my marriage and come to terms with the guilt I feel because of the life I have created for my boys. Talking to Sue helped me to build the strength to try and breakdown some of the barriers standing in my way. Counselling has helped to build my confidence slightly - enough to empower me into taking control. I have been able to talk around why I might feel and behave in certain ways - I think I understand myself more. Thank you Sue, I now realise I'm not that bad a person!" RK
"I came for counselling due to a relationship break up, uncertainty over the future and worry about own mental state. I've become more open with my own feelings to myself and to others. Realised that my own 'weaknesses' are not as bad as they could be and turn them into strengths. It has been easy and safe environment to talk about anything that was on my mind. I wish I had been brave enough to have done this years ago." CW
"Before my first meeting I was rather reluctant about the idea of therapy, to the extent where my wife made my initial contact with Sue. However after only a few sessions I found that even just using the time as somewhere to vent my frustration to an impartial listener was a massive help. Sue took the time to fully understand my individual situation and as time progressed she became more involved in the sessions and in helping me find a better understanding of myself. I found the sessions very helpful and am extremely grateful!" MC
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday and Thursdays at Andover Therapies. Evening appointments available on request.
Types of client
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