Sue Ainsworth (Dip Counselling, Level 5 CBT and RMBACP)

Sue Ainsworth (Dip Counselling, Level 5  CBT and RMBACP)



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About me

About me

I offer confidential, face to face or telephone counselling on a one to one basis in a warm and trusting environment in which you have the freedom to discuss your issues.

I have a professional qualification in Person Centred Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but can also use aspects of other approaches depending upon your needs. I believe that tailoring sessions to the clients needs is vital as we are all unique....not one size fits all.

I have also undertaken training in a technique to treat trauma, phobias and anxiety, known as the Rewind Technique.

I pride myself on being professional but also have a down to earth and friendly attitude. I feel this is vital in counselling to allow you to feel comfortable and safe.

What to expect.

Following your initial contact with me I would arrange to speak with you regarding our 1st appointment.

The initial appointment involves a discussion around the issues that you bring and a mutual way of working together.

What next?
The frequency of the sessions would also be discussed as they can be tailored to your needs.
I can work with you on a long or short term basis depending on your requirements.

What is counselling?
It is non advisory, non judgemental and confidential service.

Sessions are led by whatever issues you wish to bring. A way I use to describe it is to imagine that you are in the driving seat and my role is to help you navigate on your journey. Sessions are very much tailored to your needs.

Each session is 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications.
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person centred approach) completed in 2015.

Level 5 CBT skills and theory.

Prior to this I gained a certificate in Counselling theory and skills for a registered charity (Cardiac Risk in the Young) which I studied over a period of 2 years.

I have gained experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addictions, low self esteem, trauma, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, bereavement and loss and currently offer bereavement support on a voluntary basis for a national charity

I have also undertaken formal training in the Rewind Technique, which can be used to detraumatise symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and phobias. It is a fast, non invasive and safe procedure and carried out whilst you are in a relaxed state. It also has the advantage that the trauma does not have to be spoken about, as this can be too distressing for some people.

I have trained as a nurse and a midwife previously.

I am currently working towards BACP accreditation.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual counselling fees are £35 an hour. Initial assessment is £40
Student rate (counselling) is £25 an hour.

Further information

Additional background information.

I decided to train as a counsellor following a life changing incident when I suffered a bereavement In 2010. I was also in need of a career change. I feel I am now fortunate enough to be in a job that I am passionate about and enjoy.

I have gained experience working with a variety of issues including rape and sexual violence, trans gender and name but a few and currently work as a bereavement supporter with families who have lost children to young sudden cardiac death.
Presently I work for the NHS dealing with a various issues including anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, sexual abuse, self esteem, addictions and stress, to name but a few .

Maps & Directions

Stockton-on-Tees, TS18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday, Thursday, Friday and most evenings. Other days negotiable.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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