Sue Brookes MBACP (Dip. Couns)
You may be feeling overwhelmed with the circumstances in your life; wanting to make changes, but unsure of how to move forward; taking a step back and reviewing your current situation may be the answer.
There may be issues where things may have gone wrong in the past which are now affecting your everyday life. You may want to make sense of life or relationships, either past or present. In any type of loss or major life event we are often faced with forced life changes; normal life events change unexpectedly, which can bring about confusion, a sense of losing control, creating a feeling of raised anxiety……sometimes it’s not always possible to share what we’re feeling with family or close friends…
We all deal with life’s difficulties in our own way, depending on our own set of experiences, sometimes these can feel overwhelming and can lead to a deep sense of loss, anger, loneliness, low self -esteem, anxiety, and depression.
My name is Sue Brookes, I am a qualified Integrative counsellor; I am trained in several counselling theories; Psychodynamic, Person centred, Existential, I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Gestalt techniques. I can adapt the way I work to suit a wide range of clients; each person’s situation and circumstance are different and the needs of people vary.
I offer short term or longer term counselling. Short term is usually 6 sessions, or you may decide that longer term, open ended counselling is more helpful to you.
As well as my private counselling practice, where I offer general counselling, I work as a perinatal counsellor with Petals, a charity organisation, offering counselling for trauma and loss in pregnancy and birth; (www.petalscounselling.org) Petals charity work alongside the clinical team at the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge.
My previous clinical experience included working within an NHS Community Counselling Service with GP patient referrals for a range of anxiety related issues; loss and grief; including health, loneliness, separation and divorce, miscarriage, post natal depression, abortion, finance, suicide, trauma, redundancy, abuse and identity issues…leading to anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, low self-esteem, or depression.
I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor with a national bereavement service where I gained significant experience of supporting adults in grief. Other experience includes, working within a child bereavement and trauma service, both as a training coordinator and family support worker.
My counselling room is quiet and comfortable, and is based a few minutes away from the A14 (exit B1049) and within 1.5 miles from the city centre. There is ample on street parking and bus routes C1 and C7 are within walking distance of the location. Here I offer a private, confidential space where you can be free to talk at your own pace, without judgement, about any concerns which are troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling; Huntingdonshire Regional College.
Private Practice; General counselling
Perinatal Counsellor; trauma and loss in pregnancy and birth.
General counsellor; Community Counselling Service NHS.
Volunteer; supporting adults; National Bereavement Service.
Training Coordinator and Accredited Family Support Worker; Child Bereavement and Trauma Service: working with Children and Young People and their parents in grief.
Secondary School setting; Students / Parents
The effects of childhood sexual abuse in adults.
Loss and grief
Bereavement: Children & Young People
Family Links Nurturing Programme
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Change and Transition
Loss and Grief
Adults, Children and Young People
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Currently £45 per 60 minute session. The initial assessment session is an opportunity to arrange a first meeting over the phone to assess what’s happening in your life right now and to discuss what you think might help and if I am the right person to help you.
If you would like to speak to me to arrange an initial appointment, please do call me on 07941 40 39 60 in confidence. Should I be unavailable to take your call, please leave a message on the confidential answer phone and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Alternatively, send a text message in confidence on 07941 40 39 60 with your contact details or email me on email@example.com and I will get back to you.
A Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency No.
Listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their code of ethics. I also hold full professional indemnity insurance.
Ongoing Continuing Professional Development, and regular supervision to ensure I am working at a safe and high level of counselling.
I have current Child Protection training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times: Monday to Friday. Some evenings
Types of client