Su Connan Registered Member BACP (Accred)
I am a person-centred counsellor, registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our initial session will be an opportunity for you talk about your concerns, experience how I work and decide if you feel comfortable working with me. I consider the relationship between counsellor and client to be essential to the therapeutic process. My aim is to offer you a confidential, safe, understanding and non-judgemental space where you can explore your concerns at your own pace.
I am also a member of a group of therapists working at Relational Spaces, I am based at London Bridge on Wednesdays. http://www.relationalspaces.co.uk/
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical Associate Pink Therapy (2013)
Advanced Accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist (2013)
BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist (2013)
Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision (2013)
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (2010)
Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapy (2009)
Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling (2006)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2004)
B.A. Hons, Fine Art (1985)
I offer therapy to adults and young people in South East London, Central London, and nationally and internationally via Skype. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including depression, low self-esteem, life crisis and change, gender and sexuality issues, bereavement and loss, self-harm, divorce, relationship and family problems. I work with people in alternative relationships and those who identify as gender queer.
I have experience of running a school counselling service and worked as a volunteer counsellor at the Metro Centre, an organisation offering services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in South East London.
My article, 'A Kink in the Process' was published in the July 2010 issue of Therapy Today, the journal produced by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can follow the link to the article here: http://www.therapytoday.net/article/52/categories/
I deliver training to counsellors and therapists on raising awareness of and working sensitively with people with alternative sexualities (BDSM) for Pink Therapy and a number of other organisations. I am a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor, providing supervision to individual therapists and to groups within community counselling services.
I gained my degree in Fine Art from Camberwell School of Art and see many people who work within the visual and performing arts.
I also have extensive experience in the social care sector, working with people with physical/learning disabilities.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people who identify as having an alternative sexuality, are in alternative relationships or who may have concerns regarding their sexuality, sexual identity or sexual practices. This includes people who are in polyamorous or asexual relationships and people who identify as 'kink' or practice BDSM (bondage, dominance, discipline, submission, sadomasochism).
I also work with people exploring their gender identity, or who are considering beginning the process of transition, or who are in the process of or have completed transition.
I charge £45 for the initial session. Further appointments are charged on a sliding scale based on gross income, starting at £50. Regular appointments are 50 minutes long. I have some reduced rate appointments depending on circumstances and availability.
For appointments in Central London on Wednesdays, fees start at £60 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions available Monday to Thursday between 8.30am to 8pm. Occasional sessions available on Saturday mornings. I see clients at London Bridge on Wednesdays.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified and experienced supervisor, working with individuals and groups. I have particular experience in working with clients who present with issues relating to their sexuality and alternative sexual practices or identity and those who are in alternative relationships e.g.