Sue Utley MSc RMBACP
The Little Escape
4 Paxton Mews (off Westow Street)
The Carers Centre
My name is Sue Utley (MSc, RMBACP) and I am a practising psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Are you unhappy or dissatisfied with how your life is?
Do you have difficulty in building and maintaining positive relationships?
Do you often feel helpless and alone?
Are there aspects of your life that you feel confused about?
Do you feel unsupported and uncared for?
Would you like help to come to terms with a difficult time in your life, for example a bereavement, the end of a relationship?
Counselling or Psychotherapy can give you the space to think and be thought about. It allows you to have more insight into why you think, feel and behave in the way that you do. In turn this insight allows choice and change.
The difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling tends to be focused on a specific issue and the work is briefer.
Psychotherapy is longer term work and looks more deeply into the client's emotional life and how they perceive themselves and others. This allows insight and insight allows change.
What to expect in the first session
In the first session I will outline the structure of the session and issues around confidentiality.
I will ask you about yourself and the difficulties that you are having. We will think about what you are hoping to gain from the work and what your anxieties around starting counselling or psychotherapy are. There will be opportunity for you to ask questions. Towards the end of the session we will consider how to progress with the work.
Therapy is once weekly on the same day and at the same time each week for an agreed period of time. These arrangements can be reviewed at any stage of the work. Each session is 50 minutes long.
What do I charge?
Payment is made on the day of the session and payment can be by cash or card. The cost of a session is £48. I am able to charge a reduced rate of £45 if a block of four sessions are booked and paid for upfront.
Where do I practice
I practice at the little escape, 4 Paxton Mews (off Westow Street), SE19 3RW.
My practice is within easy reach of Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace. The area has good public transport links and is a 10 minute walk from Gipsy Hill rail station and Crystal Palace rail and overground station. There is free parking locally.
I also practice at Lewisham Carers Centre in Forest Hill on a Wednesday evening. This is 5 minutes walk from Forest Hill Station. I am able to charge a reduced fee here of £38.00 for students and people on low income.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Master of Science in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have worked as an Honorary Psychotherapist in the Specialist Psychotherapy department, East London NHS Foundation Trust. I also worked for three years therapeutically with children with an organisation called Place2Be.
I have experience of working with carers of people with disabilities and young people with disabilities.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
sexual identity, coming out issues
I charge £48 a session. Sessions are 50 minutes long. If a block of 4 or more sessions are booked and paid for up front I can offer a reduced fee of £45 a session.
On a Wednesday evening I can charge reduced rates for students and people on a low income.
The room I use on a Wednesday evening is wheelchair accessible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability on Wednesday afternoons/evenings and Saturday afternoon. On Wednesdays I use a room that is wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets on site.
Types of client