About me

I'm a fully qualified EMDR therapist, counsellor/ psychotherapist (& supervisor). I have worked in the NHS and private practice for over 15 years offering both therapy and supervision. I've completed additional training in other models of therapy including  C.B.T. and interpersonal psychotherapy, this means that I can adapt the way I work to suit you, depending on your needs and your personality. I provide a comfortable and confidential space in Wilsden, Bradford.  I have experience and training to work with a wide variety of people and a wide variety of difficulties. I feel passionately about counselling. I have seen how powerful it can be both personally and professionally. I feel privileged to work in this area and to be alongside people as they start to move towards a more positive phase of their lives.

Please contact me, either to arrange an initial appointment or to ask more.  I'm happy to arrange a time to speak on the phone (free of charge) if you'd feel more comfortable talking in person before deciding if you want to go ahead or not.

I'm not able to answer my phone often, but if you leave a text or voice message or send me and email, I will respond promptly.

I also offer a free short phone conversation so you can ask any questions, or just get a sense of what I'm like.  This may help you decide if I'm the right person for you before you make an appointment.  No pressure guaranteed!

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • EMDR Therapist.  EMDR Europe Accredited Training.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in psychological Therapies, CBT.  Bradford University
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, Leicester University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision, Leeds University.
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Practitioner, Lincoln NHS Teaching Hospital.
  • Supervisor in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Lincoln NHS Teaching Hospital
  • Certificate in online counseling, online counselling institute.

Additional Training

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Hypnotherapy

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethics and guidelines.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am qualified in EMDR, this enables me to work with people who have experienced trauma.  It can feel difficult to move on with life after experiencing a trauma (or traumas) and there may be lasting impacts.

EMDR is a way of accelerating the brains natural healing processes for people who have experienced trauma.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

E.M.D.R., Counselling and Psychotherapy: £60 per hour

Supervision: £50 per hour or £75 per 90 minute session.

Initial phone sessions arranged free of charge,  prior to starting therapy.

Availability

I work Monday - Friday daytime.

I have a small number of early evening appointments.

Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

My room is only 1 minute walk from nearest bus stop. There is ample free roadside parking. Ground floor, with its own entrance straight into the room. Toilet available, also on the ground floor.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor.

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Sue Aspinall

Sue Aspinall