Sue Barber, Registered Member MBACP (Accred),Dip. Int.Counselling,B.A.(Hons)
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.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling is £40 for a 50 minute session.
I can be flexible and offer appointments during the day, evenings and weekends.