Sue Armstrong

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London SW1E & NW7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are many different reasons for considering therapy - we might feel as if we have lost our way; we might need support to face challenges in our life; we might need a safe space in which to talk freely; or we might find it hard to believe we could ever find the right words to say something which is distressing us out loud.

Whatever your reasons for reaching out I offer a calm space in which we can think creatively. My relaxed style embraces and values diversity. I am interested in you as a whole person. I aim to be alongside you, encouraging curiosity, offering consistency, support, and occasionally challenge, to help you to reflect on what it is to be uniquely you.

Collaboratively we will make sense of feelings and ways of behaving. There will be space to consider how beliefs about yourself and your life impact the choices you make, and affect how you relate both to yourself and others. We will explore how thoughts, feelings (sometimes lack of) and ways of behaving might pull against one another in unhelpful ways.

From a place of tenderness we can start to notice a wider set of choices. We can feel empowered to step into a more fulfilling version of our life, with increased confidence, spontaneity and hope.

Training, qualifications & experience


My career started as a social worker in the Criminal Justice System. I also have experience in the charity sector supporting single parents and people who are HIV positive.

As a therapist I work helping people make sense of the difficulties they experience and the choices they make. I am experienced with a wide range of problems including relationship issues, parenting, anxiety and work stress, depression, life crises, low self esteem, sexuality and sexual difficulties, trauma, and feelings of shame and disconnect.

My integrative style embraces psychodynamic, humanistic, and body based psychotherapy, and over the years I have developed an approach which puts you at the centre. Whatever you bring to be explored I will always work in a way which is responsive to you, the issues that you bring and how it feels to be together trying to work a way through.

Training and Qualifications:

  • BA Combined Social Sciences (University of Keele)
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (University of Keele)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Arts (IATE/University of East London)
  • Diploma Integrative Counselling (The Minster Centre)
  • Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (The `Minster Centre)
  • MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Middlesex University)
  • I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I adhere to the professional ethical frameworks of these accrediting organisations in my practice.

Next Steps:

Many of us have been hurt and bruised in the different relationships of our life. I provide a caring, creative space in which we can understand what we need to heal and find more fulfilling ways of being in the world.

Please contact me if you want to explore what it would feel like for us to work together.

Member organisations

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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£70.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation and book into sessions.

Further information

I have a Central London practice based in Westminster and a practice in Mill Hill, North West London.

Both premises have been thoughtfully designed to offer a welcoming and private space.

The Westminster practice is just a few minutes walk from Victoria's mainline and tube stations (Cardinal Place exit), and offers a central, easily accessible location. 

The Mill Hill practice offers a North London location, with free parking at this address.

Sessions are typically 50 minutes and most commonly weekly.

2 Catherine Place, Westminster, London, SW1E 6HF

London, Greater London, NW7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Online platforms

Google Meet
Sue Armstrong
Sue Armstrong