Sue Allen

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP(Accred),PGDip Couns,PGDipSW
Limited availability
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Harrogate HG1 & Wetherby LS22
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Life can feel distressing or confusing, especially at times of stress or change. I am a calm, warm, non-judgemental and experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist who can offer you time and support to reflect on the parts of your life which are problematic to help you to make sense of yourself and your situation.

What to Expect From your Counselling

Our work together will be exploratory and collaborative. You will find a supportive, listening space in which you can bring what’s troubling you and I’ll use my experience and knowledge to ask questions and offer reflections. This will help you to think outside your usual ways of thinking and feeling to gain deeper knowledge about yourself which will help you find a different point of view on your problems.

Sometimes in the work, we might use creative materials to help you to find ways to put into words some of the harder to express feelings. This might involve using story cards or other art materials. We would only use these with your agreement and if it felt that it might be useful.  We might also use psychological models such as the Drama Triangle, Life positions or Transactions which may really help you to get an understanding of yourself and your problems.  

For some, EMDR, either as a stand-alone therapy or as part of the therapy may be the best way to assist with trauma memories. We will work together initially to develop a shared understanding of your problems and agree a way forward.

What happens next?

You can call or text me on: 07792 427696
Or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis (4yr Advanced Clinical Training)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Postgraduaate Foundation in Family and Systemic Therapy 
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
  • BA (Hons)
  • EMDR Therapist

Before counselling and psychotherapy training, I practiced for several years as a Children and Families Social Worker supporting families, and I completed the first year of  Family and Systemic Therapy to deepen my understanding of families and relationships.

As a Counsellor/Psychotherapist I have eight years post-qualification experience providing short-term and long-term therapy with a wide variety of issues in a variety of settings, with a special interest in early trauma,  divorce, family dynamics, relationships and blended families. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Please text or email me in the first instance, and we can arrange an appointment time for a free 15-minute phone consultation and we can take it from there. 

Alternatively you can use the button on my page to request an introductory appointment time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have in-person availability on Monday mornings and Friday mornings in Central Harrogate.

Further information

My primary training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy is one in which I understand problems to be rooted in the past and the work will involve understanding the links between your past and today’s problems. The reason for this is that it is often our earliest experiences (or a trauma in adult life) which lead us to our conclusions about ourselves, others and what is possible or not possible for us in our future.  

So I won't offer solutions or advice. For some, shorter-term work is needed.  For others, longer-term exploratory and collaborative work is helpful in which the therapy relationship is central to the work. My job is to help you to piece together the parts of your 'life map' which are feeding into your current problems so these elements become more visible to you, and therefore more accessible for you to change. EMDR may be part of the journey.

Sometimes painful buried feelings can emerge in the work and the therapy relationship can support you in this no matter which approach we use.  We can look at ways for you to be able to manage what your feel.  Understanding your own process can transform how you feel and think about yourself and lead to connecting with your life in ways which are much more satisfying and rewarding.

Krysallis Ltd, 5 Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1EQ

Wetherby Therapy Rooms, 23A High Street, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 6LR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is free parking nearby in Wetherby (Wilderness carpark - 5 minutes walk from the building) and in Morrisons car park. There is also pay and display parking in nearby streets. In Harrogate there is on-street metered parking nearby.

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