Suzanne Lamb RGN,BSc,DipCBT,AdDipPsyC Consultant Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor working within the code of conduct of NMC and BACP.
I specialist in stress related issues and work with you to change the things that are important to you using different therapy elements that suit your requirements, giving you time out to address your needs confidentially.
I use integrative counselling as well as solution focused and cognitive approaches. I feel it is important that the sessions work to help you to move forward at your pace.
Life events interfere with the way we feel and are often responsible for a build up of stress. When our bodies are stressed we find that normal everyday life becomes a struggle. Using psychotherapy I provide help and support to overcome the challenges faced during those periods of time especially, for example - during times of bereavement, new jobs or career changes, childbirth, menopause, relationship problems.
I also specialise in supporting young people and helping them learn new ways to cope with their concerns, especially if they are self harming / experienced bullying / have low self esteem.
Counselling gives you time for yourself, there are times in everyone's life when moving forward seems really difficult, addressing the things that are in the way really works.
Different counsellors use different approaches and I wait until I have met you, chatted and identified what you need from counselling before we decide your goals and how to achieve these using your sessions.
Deep focused relaxation and hypnotherapy techniques can help support the counselling and are particularity useful if your stress results in anxiety or panic attacks.
I am always mindful of how useful a multi-professional approach can be, especially for young people, and, if appropriate, I will assist with referrals via your GP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work as a qualified Consultant Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, having previously worked as a nurse for 30 years in both the acute sector and community.
I know that there are times in our lives when we feel we would like to change things. Everyone has the ability to cope with difficult periods in their life but sometimes they seem to be on-going and taking the next step feels like a step too far. I have worked with adults, young people and their families for the past 11 years and counselling is an important part of the support I offer.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
- Diploma in Counselling (PC)
- Diploma in antenatal / parent craft classes
- Diploma in Hypnobirthing
- Diploma in CBT
- Registered General Nurse
- Emergency Nurse Practitioner
- EFT Practitioner
I regularity attend courses to improve my knowledge and maintain CPD - this is an example of some I have attended:-
Camhs course – bereavement play therapy using solution focused counselling Understanding Autism Understanding the Effects of Sexual Abuse Psychological Trauma - helping children / Adolescents - self harm Irritable Bowel Gut Specific Protocol - Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy for children (self esteem / confidence) - with Lynda Hudson, Mindfulness.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Teen issues - school phobia, self injury, self harm, exam panic, procrastination, perfectionism, high achiever but doubting self.
Bereavement counselling for children using art therapy and solution focused work.
Stress and sleep disturbance after trauma in young people.
Working with adopted young people.
Adjusting after surgery - body image concerns.
Coping with IVF
Psychotherapeutic counselling session - £45
All sessions are 50 - 70 mins
Areas of special interest.
- Self injury / exam stress
- Stress / Anxiety specific focus
- Pregnancy / birth / IVF counselling - please ring for individual requirements.
- presently accepted by adoption fund to counsel young people after adoption
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling Society ( Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR)). This means the accredited counsellors on the register meet high standards, and that as a counsellor on this register I have been vetted and approved.
I am also a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society, Counsellors UK and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. I abide by the Code of Conduct for these societies and work in an ethical and confidential way, supporting the needs of my clients.
I work in North Yorkshire 10 mins from RIPON, within 30 minutes of HARROGATE, YORK, NORTH ALLERTON, 40 mins OTLEY.
You can also see my LinkedIn account.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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evenings, some weekend work, please ring or mail to check your preferred time is available.
Types of client