Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I have been running a successful counselling practice from home in Up Hatherley since 2001. I am qualified, insured and registered with the appropriate governing bodies for the therapies I practise.
Emotional Therapeutic Counselling
Emotional Therapeutic Counselling is a person-centred interactive and creative, talking therapy designed to help people who are suffering from any difficulties in their lives.
These difficulties might include relationship problems, family arguments, bereavement, work related issues such as bullying, financial worries, illness, parenting problems or unresolved emotional trauma from the near or distant past. Sometimes there appears to be no particular reason for life feeling very difficult. You might feel depressed, anxious, sad, angry, isolated, lacking in confidence, low self-esteem, stuck or unable to cope. All these things might be stopping you from living your life in a fulfilling and positive way.
As a counsellor I will provide you with a safe space and listen to you in a way that makes you feel heard and emotionally supported, without judgement and give you the time and encouragement to explore the difficulties in your life. I will help you to unravel, express and make sense of your feelings, emotions and life using very gentle but effective techniques.
Alongside this I also aim to help you feel better about yourself by helping you to improve your self-esteem and self-worth and if you wish, look to see if you want to make changes that will empower you to have a more fulfilling positive life in the future.
I believe in the therapies I practise as I have benefited myself and now having worked with a large number of people with diverse needs I have seen how counselling has changed and transformed their lives for the better too.
“Your warmth, care and patience are wonderful gifts. With your help and time my life is so much richer. I thank you with all my heart.”
“Thank you for everything you have helped me with this year. I am delighted with how I've developed and grown, my outlook and ways of handling things are now so different. For the first time in my life I feel empowered.”
“Thank you for your support and guidance over the last few months. I've changed my perspective and feelings towards life for the better in more ways than one”
“Sue is deeply caring and empathetic counsellor”
“Sue listens, treats me with confidence, care and respect”
“Sue brings her own personality, warmth and humour (where appropriate)”
“My Employer referred me to Sue, I can't thank them enough as I may not have found her otherwise”
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (MNCS) and am fully insured to practice as a counsellor,
I have an Advanced Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (E.T.C.),
I am a practising Member of the Foundation for E.T.C. (MFETC) which is accredited by The National Counselling Society,
I am an accredited member of the above societies and abide by their codes of conduct and ethics.
Skills / Knowledge:
I listen, am empathetic and caring. I have a kind, warm, and gentle approach which immediately puts people at ease. This creates a very safe space in which to work.
I use an integrative approach with emphasis on emotional therapeutic Counselling and also draw on my own life experiences to help clients.
I have knowledge of different approaches, and I have learnt how best to apply my skills to different people, circumstances.
I have 21 years experience working with many clients who have had a diverse range of problems.
Over these years I have helped many men and women who have been experiencing difficulties in a variety of areas of their lives to become happier and healthier, which has then enabled them to lead a more positive and productive life.
- I have also worked in the corporate sector supporting Occupational Health Departments and Employee Assistance Programmes. Prior to that, I worked for 26 years in the financial services industry.
I continue to travel, meet other counsellors and regularly attend courses to keep me up to date with new approaches.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Major illness, poor general health, injury or after surgery.
£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
The initial appointment is free of charge and will be for approximately 30 minutes; this is for you to check that we feel comfortable to work together and for you to see what Emotional Therapeutic Counselling could offer you.
First session is £35
My pay as you go hourly rate is £55 paid by cash or bank transfer
Two appointments booked for and paid in advance £100
Four appointments booked for and paid in advance £190
Low cost therapy is available
I have daytime appointments available Monday to Saturday's and I also offer evening appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.