Sue Achieng

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Reg MBACP, Dip Couns
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London, W12
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About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Person Centred Supervisor.

I have been in private practice for 29 years and during this time have worked for various organisations including 21 years in the NHS. I have worked with clients who present with a wide range of issues from a variety of backgrounds.

I currently manage a Women's Health Counselling service in the NHS and specialise in counselling bereaved individuals and couples who have experienced Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infertility, Neonatal death, Ectopic Pregnancy and Traumatic birth. I was awarded with a NHS Healthcare Hero Award for Kindness and Compassion in 2020

I offer individual and couples therapy on both a short and long term basis, ensuring that I am flexible and work with you to agree the right approach for you.

I provide a confidential non- judgemental service where I offer the time and space for you to explore your issues.

We all feel stressed, anxious or low at times. Most of the time we cope but sometimes we can become overwhelmed and feel that everything in life is on top of us, and we can find it hard to cope. At times like this it’s best to get the right kind of help when you need it.

My aim is to support you and help you to overcome and cope with difficult periods in you life, and especially when you may be experiencing a very emotional and low point in your life.

Some areas that I can help with are :

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Spirituality
  • Domestic violence
  • Physical,sexual and emotional abuse
  • Cross cultural issues
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Problems at work
  • Coping with medical conditions
  • Loss of meaning of life
  • Personal Development
  • Menopause
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Termination
  • Infertility
  • Traumatic birth
  • Ectopic Pregnancy

I also offer Person centred supervision to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma Person Centred Counselling Metanoia Institute 1998
  • Certificate Person Centred Supervision, Psychology Matters 2003
  • Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling, Counselling Works 2008


Experience

I have worked as a Person centred counsellor for 29 years which includes 21 years in an NHS Trust. I have worked within the NHS with Victims of torture, drug users, the homeless, and people with alcohol addictions. I have also worked in the Voluntary sector with the London lighthouse working with people with HIV, and also with Women and girls Network, with women who are sexually, emotionally and physically abused. I also worked for Forest house counselling as a Senior counsellor.

I am a fully qualified Person centred supervisor.I have been a supervisor for 21 years. I offer Person centred supervision to qualified counsellors, and psychotherapists.  I have also worked as a Supervisor for Lewisham Bereavment counselling, the Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre and Forest House offering group supervision and at Off Centre, and the Woman's Trust offering Individual supervision.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

*Recovering from Coronavirus

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Shepherds Bush, West London Practice

Individuals £60 an hour
Couples £80 an hour

I can make some concession rates by mutual agreement, dependent on your financial circumstances.

Introductory session for 30 minutes is free.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Some day and evening appointments are available. Feel free to call me to book a session . If my voicemail is on, leave a message, with your name and number.

Further information

My West London practice is based in Shepherds Bush, the nearest tubes are Shepherds Bush on the Hammersmith and City Line, or Shepherds Bush on the Central Line. You can also take buses, 283, 260, 207 and 607.

I have full professional indemnity insurance. I also have been CRB checked.

For more information visit my website on www.person-centredcounselling.co.uk

Feel free to call me to arrange a session. If my voicemail is on, leave a message, with your name and number, and let me know when is a suitable time to call you back..

1 Bloemfontein Avenue, London, W12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am a fully qualified experienced Person centred counselling supervisor, and offer a safe, supportive, non judgmental space where you can explore your work.

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Sue Achieng
Sue Achieng