Suzy Carter BA (Hons), PGDip (Trauma), MBACP Counsellor
01730 892774 / 07582 266029
Hello and welcome ...
Maybe you are reading this because there is something in your life that feels very difficult and uncomfortable at the moment - something that you would really like to understand more or to change?
Deeper contentment is possible at any time of life and counselling can help you to bring that about.
Even long-term problems can be resolved - and more recent issues are often best tackled quickly, before they become ingrained.
I can listen to you, confidentially and without judgement, whilst you explore your concerns. I can help you to understand them more and discover the changes that it seems important to make, supporting you while you bring them about.
How I Work
In counselling jargon, I use a humanistic and integrative approach, sometimes incorporating creative, Mindful and CBT interventions if appropriate - but only if these ways of working appeal to you.
In plain language, counselling can provide you with an opportunity for self-exploration and examination of troubling issues and feelings in a calm, confidential, non-judgmental and honest yet empathic environment.
My counselling framework is underpinned by Person Centred theory so my work is client-led and non-directive - in other words, we would work on the concerns you bring and I would not tell you what to think or do; rather, I would help you to discover your own ways to achieve greater contentment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My first career was as a cardiac physiologist and I have raised a family and cared for elderly relatives along the way.
Latterly, I re-trained as a reflexologist and I came into counselling initially through a desire to offer better support to my reflexology clients.
As well as seeing clients privately, I work as a counsellor in a voluntary capacity for two local organisations – The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire and The Bereavement Counselling Charity. I have also worked with the tenant's counselling service provided by Radian (a social housing provider).
My clients are of all ages, from 12 years upwards.
I have an Advanced Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a BA (Hons) degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice.
Although under-pinned by Person Centred theory, my training has included:
- Working with trauma
- Gestalt and existential therapy
- Transactional analysis
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Creative approaches
- Working with couples and young people
- Working with bereavement and loss, with adults and children
- Working with addictions
- Foundations of analytical psychology
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also belong to the HACP (Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificates for my work with The Bereavement Counselling Charity and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
To help you to decide if I am the right therapist for you, I warmly invite you to come and meet me and see where I work, free of charge or any obligation to book a further appointment - please contact me if you would like to arrange an introductory visit.
Counselling sessions are 50 min long and usually take place weekly, for a mutually agreed period.
If you decide to proceed, my fee is £50 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday - Thursday: 11.00am - 8pm You may reach my answering service when you call - please do leave a message and I will get back to you, asap. Alternatively, please email or text.
Types of client