About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer clinical supervision for trainees and qualified therapists - either in individual sessions or in small fortnightly 2 hour group sessions.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

On a sliding scale from £55-65 

Concessions for key workers during Covid crisis

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1-6pm

Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

If mobility is an issue, I also offer counselling via Skype, zoom, whatsapp or telephone

Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision to trainee and qualified therapists/counsellors.

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Sue Crofton

Sue Crofton