25 Stirling Crescent
+442380867721 / +447890268990
I am a Humanistic therapist and I believe in the ability of every individual to:
- grow and develop their full potential
- make positive long-lasting changes
- tap into their own inner wisdom
- live in a full and satisfying way
The above includes being able to manage and overcome difficulties and problems along the way. These are part of life and yet they offer;
- an opportunity for new understanding
- a new way to cope
- a new way of living
- an opportunity to improve relationships with others
Humanistic therapy focuses on health whilst acknowledging that our lives today are influenced by our past experience. This includes the result of a past trauma or a major event often associated with loss of some kind.
It also includes the way we have developed a view of who we are and our ability to deal with life in general, plus difficulties that come our way. Sometimes that includes a belief that we should be able to manage or cope with everything on our own without showing too much emotion.
My approach is collaborative based in my belief that each person has their own inner knowing and wisdom. However sometimes we need an independent trained person to assist us.
Counselling and Psychotherapy offers a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which clients can bring their concerns. It is a place in which individuals can explore areas of their life that are painful, problematic and/or are making them feel stuck. Sometimes a person can identify a particular difficulty and sometimes there is just a sense that life has become difficult and that they feel unhappy, depressed, lost or confused. By providing a relationship of trust and acceptance and by actively listening to the client, an individual can;
- better understand themselves or their difficulties
- find a way forward
- broaden their choices/options
- resolve a situation or problem
- bring closure to past hurts and regrets
- discover a more meaningful and satisfying way to live
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Counselling
MA in Humanistic Person-centred Psychotherapy
MA in Transpersonal Arts and Practice
Bachelor of Education
Post-graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Studies (psychotherapy)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Diploma in Supervision
Diploma in Person-centred Art Therapy Skills
Diploma in Sandplay
I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I have a long established private practice in Totton and Southampton, where I have been offering counselling and psychotherapy for many years to individuals and couples. Some of the areas I work with are:
- Emotional difficulties
- personal development
- depression and anxiety
- relationship problems (personal, social, family, work)
- self-esteem and confidence-building
- loss and bereavement
- life changes and transitions
- childhood sexual abuse
- employment issues
- self harm
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Arts therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
In the initial session, which is 50 minutes, I hear your particular concerns and needs and also get an overview of yourself and your world. I provide information about how I work and whether I think I can be of help to you. You will be able to ask all the questions you need to ask to find out whether therapy is for you and whether we will work together. The fee for the initial session is £35.
Students on counselling and psychotherapy courses are offered therapy at a fee of £30 per session.
Having decided to work together, sessions will then be 50 minutes in length, also at a charge of £35.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy supervision at a fee of £40 per hour.
My premises are in Stirling Crescent, Totton with free parking outside.
Please telephone me on 07890 268990 or email me.
For further information about me and my background please go to my website at www.suelawtherapy.co.uk
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