Sue Collier, Person-Centred Counsellor BACP Reg.
The Counselling Rooms
5-7, High Lane
I am a qualified, experienced Person-Centred Counsellor.
I offer a safe,confidential space where you can explore your feelings and difficulties without fear of judgement or criticism. I aim to empathise and understand your experience with care and sensitivity.
Life can be difficult and sometimes we struggle to cope. We may be experiencing work or relationship issues, have difficulty coping with bereavement or need to explore past issues. When we feel anxious, angry or depressed, it can help to talk about our feelings in a safe, supportive environment. Through counselling it is possible to heal old wounds, come to terms with life events, and gain a better understanding of ourselves. Counselling support can also reduce levels of stress and anxiety.
I embarked on Psychotherapy training after experiencing therapy myself.Through this I gained a better understanding of myself, and became better able to cope with life's problems. Past work experience includes working for the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist and as a Lecturer in Further Education.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) I work to high standards according to BACP and UKCP ethical guidelines.
Here are some of the issues I offer support with:
- managing anger
- bereavement, grief and loss
- work-related issues and redundancy
- low self-esteem and confidence
- family & relationship issues
- separation and divorce
- historic childhood abuse
- domestic abuse
- carers' issues
- issues related to ageing
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BA Honours Combined Studies.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 1 & 11
Since 2011 I have worked as a volunteer Counsellor for various organisations including Stockport Women's Centre, Blu-Sci Well-being Centre, and Trafford Carers Centre, and have accrued almost 600 hours of counselling practice experience. I have experience of a wide range of issues including working with anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, historic sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress, and low self-esteem.
I now have a private practice and work from counselling rooms in Chorlton, Manchester City Centre and Stockport. I continue to work as a volunteer Counsellor at Stockport Women's Centre. I am committed to my professional development and regularly attend supervision and additional training.
- compassion-focused therapy
- domestic abuse
- working with loss & bereavement
- suicide awareness
- counselling survivors of sexual abuse
- working with trauma
- the use of creativity in therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
I charge £35 for a 50 minute counselling session.
Concessionary rates are available to people on a low income, including carers, students and OAP's
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available daytime and evening, including Saturdays.
Types of client