Sue Ivey MBACP(Accred.)
Helping you to help yourself.
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better, make your situation more manageable and lead to lasting behavioural change.
As a BACP accredited counsellor with 18 years of experience in counselling adults with various difficulties and having my own experience of personal therapy, (a requirement of my training), I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason, I offer the first session of one hour, free of charge and £45 per hour thereafter. This initial meeting allows us to meet one another and to decide whether we would feel comfortable working together in future.
My background is in nursing, aromatherapy and complementary therapies and I believe it is important to respond to the whole person as well as to the obvious difficulties presented. I am bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am accredited with this organisation.
I offer both time-limited (6 - 18 weeks) and longer term weekly counselling to suit the client's individual needs, using an approach which integrates psychodynamic therapy, (how past experiences shape present behaviour and feelings) with relational, attachment and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT.)
I offer weekday evening appointments.
Exploring and reflecting on present difficulties and emotional pain in a private environment that is neither threatening nor controlling, can free you up to take back control over your own life, feelings, attitudes and choices.
Taking that first step to seek help is daunting but may I encourage you to take that first step with me, today?
Training, qualifications & experience
National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF) (2003)
Post-qualification Certificate for Primary Care Counsellors working in the
NHS. (Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust) (2006)
Post-qualification Intake / Assessment training. (WPF) (2007)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre) (2009)
Certificate Working with the Couple in Mind - (WPF London) (2012 - 2013)
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Part 1 (Basingstoke Counselling Service)(2014)
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Part 2 (Basingstoke Counselling Service)(2013)
Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and
Registered Nurse (RGN) (1981)
MIFPA Member of the International Federation of Professional
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Myers Briggs Personality Typing
Health related difficulties and illness.
£45.00 per session.
I have a special interest in Myers Briggs Personality Typing.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.30am - 9pm - Mondays 9.30am - 7. 30pm - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|