Sue Collier, PGDip Counselling, UKCP Reg, MBACP
Hello and a very warm welcome.
If you are going through a difficult time in your life, whether it is to do with work or relationships, or are experiencing a more generalised anxiety, talking things through can help.
I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor.
I offer a safe, suppotive space where you can talk about your experiences freely without fear of judgement.This will help you get a better understanding of yourself and support you as you explore your different emotions.
I understand the pressures that we all face and how sometimes stress can build up and become overwhelming. Too much stress is harmful, physically and mentally, and whatever is happening for you,
I can help you manage this. I can also support you in coming to terms with past issues that may still be troubling you.
I am a Person-centred counsellor, which means that you decide what you want to discuss, and what the goals of the sessions are to be. My role is to listen and try to understand your experience, and help you find solutions or gain a better understanding of how events have affected you.
I offer support with:
- low self-esteem and confidence
- bereavement, grief and loss
- anger management
- post-traumatic stress
- historic childhood abuse
- domestic abuse
- work-related issues
- managing change
- family & relationship issues
- relationship endings, separation and divorce
I am a registered member of the British Associstion for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and work according to the ethical guidelines
of both organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BA Honours English Literature & Sociology
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 1 & 11
I have worked as a Counsellor since 2011 and have experience of a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, historic sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress, and low self-esteem.
Prior to this I worked for the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist, and as a Teacher in Further Education.
I now have a private practice and work from counselling rooms in Manchester City Centre and Stockport.. I also 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 grief,loss & bereavement
- stress management
- suicide awareness
- counselling survivors of sexual abuse
- post-traumatic stress
- the use of creativity in therapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also help with post-natal depression and difficult emotions following a traumatic birth, and
the difficulties adjusting to being a family, and stress associated with parenthood.
I also work with domestic abuse and this includes emotional abuse and mental abuse as well as physical violence/rape.
I offer support to carers of a relative experiencing mental health difficulties, and coping strategies to deal with this stressful situation.
I charge £40 for a 50 minute counselling session.
I also offer an initial 30 minute consultation for £15.
This helps to assess whether counselling is right for you and ensure that you feel comfortable with me
Concessionary rates are available to people on a low income/benefits and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available weekdays and Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|