Sue Bird

Buckingham MK18 & Milton Keynes MK5
07507 911650 07507 911650
Buckingham MK18 & Milton Keynes MK5

About me

We’ve all heard the saying ‘’ life’s ups and downs’’. It’s what makes us human but  we can feel overwhelmed by these situations. This can have a negative impact on our lives and relationships. Sometimes leaving us in a cycle of anxiety that feels like its taken over our world. Although the way society views mental health is changing, it can still be hard to share the thoughts that go round our head with those near to us.

Counselling offers the chance to share the concerns that have left you feeling stuck and confused about what to do next. I  offer a safe and confidential space to talk and explore what is happening to you and how that might be influenced by the way we relate to others . 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. My clients say that when they have started to value themselves, they are able to make life changes.

It’s important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable working with, so I offer an 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, the outcomes you’re hoping to achieve and any questions you have. The sessions are your time, that could be around a particular goal you have or to look deeper into your situation. The choice is always yours.

Supervision

At the moment I am studying for Level 6 in Clinical Supervision and currently able to offer lower cost supervision during my training. Please call or email for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies

I am committed to continuing professional development including;


CRUSE Bereavement training.

Training with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) 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 on;

  • Working with Shame
  • Safe Trauma treatment
  • Infertility
  • 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 mental health charity.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Initial (no obligation) 30 minute consultation     £25

50 minute consultation                                     £45

Buckingham
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18

Oak Tree Centre
Wallinger Drive
Shenley Brook End
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK5 7GZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Small step into property

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available on Mon,Tues, Wed and Thurs

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

At the moment I am studying for my Level 6 in Clinical Supervision and am currently able to offer lower cost supervision session during my training.

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Sue Bird

Sue Bird