Sue Barber

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Registered Member MBACP (Accred),Dip. Int.Counselling,B.A.(Hons)
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Colchester,, Essex., CO7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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.

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.

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)

Member of Counselling Team at the Turner Centre, Colchester. 

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling is £60 for a 50 minute session.

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

Thorrington,, Colchester,, Essex., CO7

Type of session

In person
Sue Barber
Sue Barber