Sue Nicholls Registered Counsellor MBACP
70 Queen Street
24 Gandy Street
01626330503 / 07769274980
Would you like to talk to someone about what is bothering you? Would you like to be able to say exactly what you want to without anyone judging you or telling you that you shouldnt feel that way? I can provide counselling on a one to one basis which is unique to your individual needs and I will work with you on whatever that issue may be. Together we will focus on your needs and work on the things which you want to and at a pace which suits you.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I work in a variety of ways to suit each individual person. My goal is to encourage individuals to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them.
I like to create a sense of calm and safety within the counselling room to give you the ability to focus on whatever you need to work on. I may also challenge the way you look at things and encourage you to see things in a different way. Counselling is not always an easy option but the personal benefits can be life changing.
I began my own journey with counselling after realising that I couldn't always talk to family or friends about my problems. Starting to recognise that looking after myself was important allowed me to realise that I could enable others to do the same.
As well as my private practice, I am also the Counselling Services Manager for Counselling for Carers. This is a charitable organisation which provides low cost counselling for people who are caring for others.
I qualified as a counsellor in July 2013 having taken my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy College and have now completed my BA in Integrative Counselling.
I am a fully insured registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their ethical framework. The BACP Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care to provide extra assurance for clients; for more information about the BACP register please visit http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a voluntary counsellor for Cruse Bereavement for the past three years and this has involved seeing clients who have experienced loss and bereavement in some way. Every person experiences grief in an individual way and I have gained a wealth of understanding from my work with these clients. A lot of my work with bereaved people has involved seeing them in their own homes and this is something that I could possibly offer after the initial assessment session, this would depend on times, locations etc. People have commented that being able to see a counsellor in their own home has been easier for them, particularly if they have mobility problems and they have been able to open up more without worrying about other people seeing them. I also counsel people who are working as carers and this has involved working with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem issues.
I have experience of working in several different environments including management, administration, training and customer service. I am also a parent and recognise the huge pressures that we can find ourselves under in this role. I am able to draw on my life experiences to help me recognise and understand what you are trying to achieve through the counselling process. I am very down to earth and honest in my work and believe that the relationship we build is paramount to what we can achieve.
CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Foundation Course in Bereavement Care Level 2
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Continuing Professional Development Workshops
Mindfulness in Therapy
Nutrition in Mental Health
Making the Implicit Explicit
Write for Life
Working with Tarot and the Archetypes
Working with Body Process
Working with Clients who have experienced Sexual Abuse
Discovering and Increasing Self Esteem
Sand Play Therapy
Understanding Substance Misuse
Working with Trauma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My fees are £35 per session which lasts for one hour.
I do offer a concessionary rate for student counsellors.
I have rooms available in Exeter and Newton Abbot and can see clients on most days or evenings
If you call and I am unable to reply please leave a message, send a text or drop me an e-mail and I will respond as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday to Friday afternoons and Saturdays
Types of client