Sue Crofton Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor
I am a humanistic & integrative psychotherapist with 20 years' experience of working with individuals and couples on either an open ended or time limited basis. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and find a more satisfying way to live your life.
Sometimes we look for therapy or counselling when a crisis hits; sometimes because we feel vaguely unsatisfied and feel that we could get more out of life. I came to therapy for the latter reason - something just wasn't working; I felt flat, disconnected and generally discontent. I learned how to be more aware, to take charge of my choices. This is the goal of therapy - to learn more about ourselves so that we can be more in control of our emotions rather than at the mercy of them. In the words of Trainspotting: Choose Life
I work with a range of issues, including self-esteem, depression, bereavement, life transitions and childlessness.
I offer clinical supervision either in small groups or individual sessions.
I enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, and also offer sessions in German, and on Skype or telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from Spectrum Psychology Centre in 1998 and accredited with the UKCP in 2000. In 2002 I completed a Diploma in working with couples, in 2005 I did a course on Brief Solution Focused Therapy and in 2009 I undertook a specialised training with BAPCA in working with eating disorders.
I am also an affiliate counsellor with a number of Employee Assistance Providers as well as being registered with BUPA, Pruhealth, and Cigna. I am also DBS checked.
While training, I worked as a counsellor in a GP practice, for the Domestic Violence Intervention Project, and Victim Support.
Prior to becoming a therapist I was an HR manager and trainer. I also worked in Germany for a number of years as a technical translator. I have fluent German and offer sessions in that language.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I offer clinical supervision for trainees and qualified therapists - either in individual sessions or in small fortnightly 2 hour group sessions.
On a sliding scale from £55-65
Concessions for key workers during Covid crisis