Sue Bird

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Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you get frustrated by knowing what you would like to change but don't know where to start. When "if I just think positive" doesn't work. Maybe you are in a cycle of anxiety that feels like it's taken over your world.

I passionately believe that if we understand why we think and behave the way we do, then we can change how we view ourselves, respond differently to that inner critic that traps us in the shoulds and oughts.

Do you feel alone with those thoughts that go round in your head?

It can be hard to share them with those near to us. Maybe you worry that you will burden them, no one will understand or that you won't be heard.

Counselling offers the chance to share the times that have left you feeling stuck and confused about what to do next. It gives you the chance to experience  a place that is confidential , non judgemental and to explore your unique life experience with gentle curiosity.

By nature we need people around us but when being with others is difficult and in some cases harmful, we can lose confidence and self esteem. As a Trauma Informed therapist I have worked with clients who have experienced emotional abuse and neglect and the unseen wounds that leaves within.

It’s important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable working with, so I offer a free initial 30 minute session to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your reasons for coming, any outcomes you’re hoping to achieve and any questions you have. The sessions are time for you, that could be to work around a particular goal you have or to look deeper into your situation. The choice is always yours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision

CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling


I am committed to continuing professional development including;


Training with Carolyn Spring in;

  • Trauma and the Body
  • Working with survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
  • Working with Shame
  • Mental Health and the Body

Workshops attended include

  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Emotional Neglect
  • Working with Shame
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Poly Vagal Theory


I am fully insured and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I have worked with young people in school and college settings and volunteered with a local adult mental health charity.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free Initial (no obligation) 30 minute consultation   

50 minute consultation                                     £50



When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available on weekdays

Further information

My office is based at my home address in Buckingham. 

Buckingham, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I aim to offer a collabortive space where you have the opportunity to reflect and develop your skills,to work safely and ethically as a counsellor.

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