Sue Andrew

York, North Yorkshire, YO32
01347 878731 01347 878731 07960 861919 07960 861919 Registered / Accredited

About me

I have been working with relationship difficulties for over 20 years and have a good understanding of the challenges some relationships can face. Communication might have broken down; one of you might have had an affair; there may be depression, bereavement, loss and anxiety present; or you may be involved in an abusive relationship. These are amongst the many issues that you may want to talk about.

I work with couples and with individuals who are experiencing, or have experienced, difficulties in their relationships. The counselling I offer covers the entire spectrum from very new relationships, to longterm marriages and also includes help with managing separation and divorce when that is needed.

I want clients to feel safe to talk about the issues that are troubling them so, after an initial assessment, I aim to work at a client's pace and in a style that suits them, be it supportive or more probing and challenging. This can either be for a short period of time or much longer term. I hope to help and guide clients to find ways forward that they can use in their everyday lives.

I work using a number of theoretical approaches including psychodynamic (exploring the past to understand how it influences the present); object relations (looking at the way people relate to others and situations in their adult lives in relation to their experiences during infancy); and attachment (patterns of relating to a significant other/s in your life). What this means is that I will work with you to understand why you find yourself in your current difficulties and, with that understanding, open up choices about how different things could be in the future.

I like to think I bring qualities of warmth and commonsense (and sometimes humour) to a process that can feel daunting in the beginning and can be painful at times.

My consulting room is between Strensall and Sheriff Hutton, 9 miles north of York. There is parking available in a location where your car will not be recognised and I leave time between appointments so that you will not encounter other clients coming or going.

I aim to be flexible with appointments times, given that many clients lead busy lives and will try to find a mutually convenient time for your sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

1989/91: Certificate in Marital Counselling (London Marriage Guidance Council)
1991/92: Diploma in Marital Counselling (London Marriage Guidance Council)
1994/95: Certifcate in the Psychoanalytic Study of the Couple Relationship (Tavistock Institute of Marital          

Have taken numerous other, shorter courses and workshops in related subjects, including a one term course at the Brief Therapy Centre in London.

Gained Accreditation from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 1995. (Accredited Counsellor No. 513693)

I have worked as a Relate counsellor for over 20 years.
I have had a private counselling practice for over 10 years.
I have worked as a Licensed Practitioner for Relate in London from 2012/2015

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£50 per session (60 minutes)

North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


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