Sue Berry MBACP (Reg) Cert Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
Please note due to the present circumstances I am currently only working on-line via Zoom
I am an experienced therapist who has worked in private practice for many years. My aim is to work collaboratively, in a way that enables you to safely and gently explore anything that may be worrying or stressful. I offer a genuine and trusting relationship, enabling you to mindfully explore and challenge your thoughts and feelings.
Maybe you don't know what you are feeling, just that something is not right or perhaps you'd simply like to make a change to your life? Perhaps you are feeling low, agitated or anxious? So many symptoms can becoming debilitating or confusing when we don't understand them and the aim of our work together is to offer clarity and insight - and even some fun!
To help you explore your self and any difficulties that are arising and to encourage lasting change I integrate traditional talking therapies with the practice of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
The Sensorimotor approach is a mindful and body-centered therapy. Overtime we all build up habitual and automatic ways of behaving, our work together will help you to become curious about these procedurally learned habits and as you do so, your unconscious responses can be brought to the fore, explored, understood - and changed. It can be both exciting and challenging as you learn to curiously engage with the way you think, feel and listen to yourself.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is based on the latest research in neuroscience and works with the physical and psychological effects of both trauma and developmental patterns of behaviour.
Trauma isn't always a big or obvious life event and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is particularly effective in treating the symptoms that arise from so many of life's difficulties. Symptoms such as mood swings, depression, anxiety, anger and feelings of isolation can have a great effect on our day to day living. Working in this way encourages gentle but lasting release of debilitating symptoms.
I have many years experience of working with a wide range of issues, in a variety of settings. I also specialise in complex trauma, ptsd and dissociative disorders, including dissociative identity disorder. I have a particular interest in the connection between mind and body, and issues that affect our health. My approach and way of being are based on mindfulness.
By incorporating both a cognitive, body-centered and mindful approach my hope is to offer you the space to talk and explore, whilst encouraging and supporting you to expand your sense of self and enable lasting change.
Making an appointment
The first step into therapy can sometimes be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Please feel free to contact me either by email or by phone if you would like to arrange an appointment or if you have any further questions.
I am located in two different areas - Wellington (Telford) and Hereford - please state which location you are interested in when emailing.
Feel free to visit my website for further details - www.bluetreetherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
My continued training and self development are very important to me and integral to my work as a therapist. I keep up to date by regularly attending workshops and training courses.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and attend regular supervision and peer group supervision.
I am on the BACP register for counsellors and psychotherapist, which is a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
For further details please visit www.bacpregister.org.uk
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Certificate Number: 039618
My qualifications include:
Healing Broken Bonds: The Consequences of Traumatic Attachment - Janina Fisher
Applications of the Polyvagal Theory - Deb Dana
Nonviolent Communication - Foundation Training
Mindfulness Teacher Training for 7-11 year olds.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level III Advanced Practitioner - I am a Certified Advanced Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM)
MBSR / MBCT Teacher Training Level 1. Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.
MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor UniversitySensorimotor Psychotherapy Advanced Trauma Training for Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II - Developmental Trauma, Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I Treatment for Trauma: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory
Theory and Practice of Counselling Diploma
Member of European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (www.estd.org)
Member of First Person Plural (www.firstpersonplural.org.uk)
I was a Trustee of 'tag' - Trauma and Abuse Group (www.tag-uk.net) - until it’s recent closure. tag was a successful charity that worked in collaboration with First Person Plural and ESTD-UK in educating and promoting awareness of trauma, attachment and dissociation.
I accept referrals from individuals and organisations.
I have many years of experience of working privately as well as past experience of working within drug and alcohol agencies and with setting up and coordinating a counselling service within a prison, where I worked particularly with severe and complex trauma.
For further information on dissociative disorders visit: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/dissociative-disorders/Pages/Introduction.aspx
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy / somatic body processing / body memory / trauma / mindfulness
Research shows that anxiety, fear and anger can often cause our health to deteriorate, I have a particular interest in any issues that affect health.
I am particularly interested in mindfulness and my practice is based on a mindful approach.
£60 per hour
The Centre for Positive Health, Wellington has recently been beautifully refurbished and offers a peaceful and contemporary space together with:
- Disabled access
- Free parking
- A 5-10 minute walk from Wellington Rail and Bus station along Whitchurch Road
- Waiting area with complimentary hot and cold drinks
I am also based in Bridge Street, Hereford, another lovely location close to the river, the Cathedral and many great cafe's!