Sue Barber, Registered Member MBACP (Accred),Dip. Int.Counselling,B.A.(Hons)

Sue Barber, Registered Member MBACP (Accred),Dip. Int.Counselling,B.A.(Hons)


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About me

I am a BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, working with adults and young people of 16  and above. I practice in a person-centred way, drawing on other therapeutic skills to suit your needs.

I am known for being calming, gentle and resilient, creating a safe space for you to explore whatever you may choose to bring. I have an ability to reach out and connect at depth with people who are finding life a struggle, suffering and experiencing sadness. I consider it a privilege to work alongside my clients at these times, providing support and enabling insight, whilst they work through whatever is hurting them.

I see counselling as an opportunity to explore feelings, reactions and possible solutions in an atmosphere of trust, non-judgement and respect.  My intention is to create a calm, caring and confidential space which clients can use to talk things through.

I am constantly inspired by my clients' ability to empower themselves to stay safe, healthy, happy and to feel more 'alive'.

I bring a sense of faith and hope to our work together and a strong belief in your ability to find a peaceful and positive outcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited counsellor.

Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

Certificate in Integrative Counselling skills.

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling.

Certificate in listening support skills: Stillbirth and Neo-natal death.

B.A. (Hons) degree, English Literature.

I run a private counselling practice just outside Colchester.  I have a dedicated therapy room set in a peaceful and tranquil location with plenty of free parking.

I am a member of the counselling team at The Turner Centre, Colchester.

My training as an integrative counsellor means I can draw on other therapeutic modalities - such as transactional analysis, c.b.t, psychodynamic, gestalt, psychoanalytic and transpersonal thinking - to best suit your needs.

I work with people of all ages and backgrounds who bring a wide range of issues and I am comfortable working with whatever you may bring to the sessions.

More specifically, I have experience in:

Bereavement and Loss (volunteer counsellor at St. Helena Hospice)

Stillbirth and Neo-natal death (including SANDS - Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Society - training).

Mental Health (Counsellor for MIND).

All issues including suicide, anxiety, depression, loss of confidence, self-harm.

Volunteer for Samaritans.

I hold full indemnity insurance.

I regularly attend clinical supervision to ensure I maintain competent and safe practice.

You can reach me by email or leaving a message on my confidential voicemail. I will return your call as soon as possible.

Thank you for reading my profile.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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        Counselling is £40 for a 50 minute session.

        I can be flexible and offer appointments during the day, evenings and weekends.

        Maps & Directions

        Colchester,, CO7

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: