Sue Atkins Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor, Trauma therapist MSc UKCP MBACP
0117 904 1190 / 07958 565244
I am an experienced, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and I offer:
Psychotherapy (Integrative-Relational Psychotherapy)
Couples Counselling and therapy for Relationship Issues
Couples and Family therapy
EMDR and other Trauma therapy interventions
Counselling - brief, open ended and solution focussed
Supervision to other practitioners
Coaching - Life coaching and Work and Transition coaching
Psychotherapy is a process that works through a therapeutic partnership between the client and the therapist, to explore and challenge the patterns that you may identify in your life that hold you back, or to deal with issues in relationships or experiences. I offer a confidential, neutral space to work through difficult feelings, gain insights, facilitate psychological, emotional and behavioural change and learn to manage things differently.
Psychotherapy usually differs from counselling in terms of the depth and focus of the work. Counselling often works with a particular issue.
I have many years experience as a Psychotherapist and also in Counselling, working in a variety of settings, including the NHS, higher education, the voluntary sector and the private sector.
I work with a variety of issues, including issues in relationships, low mood, trauma, anxiety, depression, sex and sexuality, sexual orientation and change, anger management, problems at work and career change, transitions, obsessions, eating issues, stress, loneliness, personal development, early childhood trauma and abuse experiences, family dynamics, birth trauma and parenting issues, loss and bereavement and issues around disability and degenerative illness.
Couples counselling and therapy can help to improve communication and issues of intimacy, deal with issues of trust and conflict, as well as move towards better understanding or enabling you to say difficult things that you may wish to say, in a safe environment.
I offer coaching for people who wish to make significant changes in their lives, enhance or change their career or feel there is something missing and wish to explore this.
I have extensive experience working with individuals and groups as a supervisor and within organisations including team interventions, staff counselling, coaching, anxiety management groups and individual mentoring. I also offer consultation on group dynamics for organisations dealing with issues related to people or going through transition.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and am registered with UKCP (the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
I have a qualification in Couples and Family Therapy, training at The Bridge Foundation in Bristol.
I am also trained in Group work, Trauma therapy and Supervision.
I am trained in EMDR and use this therapeutic approach
I believe in continually enhancing my knowledge and training in keeping up with scientific research and developments in the field.
I have additional training in CBT, Mindfulness techniques and Anxiety management
In addition to private practice I work with EAPs and take NHS referrals and organisational and coaching referrals. I have worked for a number of organisations as a psychotherapist and counsellor in a variety of settings, including the NHS, Higher Education and in voluntary sector organisations. I have run Anxiety management grouops in NHS settings.
I have a background in business management and consultation and include coaching in my work where required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disability and degenerative illness
Issues of discrimination
Vicarious trauma in health and social care professionals
My fees are:
£65 - £75 per session (50 minutes) for Individuals (1 hour Assessments are £75- £85)
EMDR therapy has its own payment structure
£85 - £90 per session for Couples (60 minutes) and/or Families.
Some concessional spaces may be available on a needs basis.
I offer online individual counselling and supervision.
i work with professionals from many walks of life, including the creative arts, the legal, medical, education and business professions.
I offer life, work and transition coaching.
I am currently undertaking an additional training in therapy interventions that work with trauma and the body.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday day times and some evening consultation times, Regular weekly appointments. EMDR and Couples work spaces
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, with an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute.View supervision profile