Sue Barber, Registered Member MBACP, Diploma Integrative Counselling, B.A.(Hons)
I am a BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) qualified counsellor, 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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