Susan O'Sullivan MA - Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Asking for help can be hard but the aim of therapy is to improve your emotional well-being leading to healthy relationships with yourself, a loved one, work colleagues, friends and acquaintances and to help you achieve a balanced and realistic view of others and the world around you.
All of us, at some point will experience emotional pain resulting in anxiety and depression. If the difficult feelings continue for longer than expected or prevent us from getting on with our daily routines and relationships then seeking the help of a professional counsellor will give you the tools and understanding to start making realistic and positive changes.
Some of the issues I can help you with include:
- relationships (personal and workplace related)
- low self-esteem
- lack of motivation or purpose
- bereavement & loss
- sexual abuse (historic)
- safety in violent relationships.
As a counsellor practicing in Banbury, I have many years experience helping individuals, couples and young adults deal with a range of issues. Don't suffer in silence, take that first difficult step and start addressing what is troubling you.
I am an experienced (UKCP registered) psychotherapist / counsellor and am bound by the code of ethics of the UKCP and am fully supervised and insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy (MA, Middlesex University)
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Dip.Psych)
- Cert. Working with Domestic Violence (MC)
- Cert. CBT (Psychosynthesis Inst.)
- REWIND Technique For Trauma and PTSD
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
During Covid restrictions weekday and evening appointments available via zoom or telephone call.
Central Banbury, OX16 parking is available.