About me

It is not always possible to find a counsellor offering a range of services to suit every client.  I am compassionate and ensure clarity in understanding what the client is saying in each session. With the belief each client is unique with their own story, allows you (the client) to be able to explore area's of your personal or professional lives, with a therapist who is trustworthy, empathetic and open for you during difficult times.

The range of services available include Integrative Counselling, Coaching or Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Personal Therapy).  This service includes  being honest, empathetic, congruent, confidential and creating safe space is very important. A safe space for you to explore issues or concerns,  which are very important to you as the client.

Able to work with vulnerable adults, young people or organisations providing counselling or personal therapy, with staff who require face to face or group services due to anxiety, work-related stress, low confidence, stress, abuse, etc.

Experience working with clients from disadvantaged communities, it became apparent there are little outlets for varying underlying concerns linked to due to discrimination and the lack of diversity within organisations or the community.  I have created and deliver an online six week programme which addresses the Impact of workplace discrimination.

In addition, after witnessing and experiencing workplace discrimination, I created an emotional well-being programme which addresses the impact of workplace discrimination. This is an online six weekly programme which allows clients to participate in a safe and confidential space. Here they can share similar experiences and find some resolutions as a result of the discrimination and begin their personal journey's of self-worth.

After completing MSc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching, it has been possible use personal therapy to promote some change with willing clients who have been affected by domestic abuse related behaviours in the community. This includes perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.

Clients who have low confidence or self-esteem are able to gain a different prospective of themselves when entering sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:  MSc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Accredited Course by BACP).

Training: Counselling: Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Existential. Coaching: Egan Model, GROW, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, etc. Safeguarding level 3, Domestic Abuse, Drug and Alcohol, Assessing Risk, Mediation/Restorative Justice, etc.

Integrative Counselling and Coaching

Integrative Counselling - humanist, psycho-dynamic and existential approaches using a range of counselling techniques to address different emotional concerns. Such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focus therapy (BSFT), Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, etc. In addition, using Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC), Egan Management Model, GROW, etc.

Personal Therapy (Personal Consultancy Model)

Personal Therapy is an integration of Counselling and Coaching. Counselling techniques are delivered as above and include various coaching models. This model is to-date is the only accredited programme by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which recognises coaching.  It is based on a new approach which allows the therapist and the client flexibility to work on internal and external issues during sessions. These could be goal-orientated working as well as emotional well-being.

Experience: Previous experience working with individuals, couples, groups and organisations delivering different therapy.  With over 16 years experience working with clients who presented with stress, work-related issues, lacking self-esteem, lacking self-worth, a working as a mediator for couples and family members. Group therapy which addresses discrimination in the workplace, based on the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Coaching to staff within organisations and individually to address the presenting issues through goal-orientated work.

Experience working with young people who present with low self-esteem, anxiety, lacking confidence, bullying, and anxiety of being recently diagnosed with dyslexia in young children and adults.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

From £60.00 to £180.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Services available

Counselling only - up to 50 mins

Personal Therapy (Integrative counselling and Coaching) - up to 60 mins 

Coaching only - per hour

Impact of Workplace Discrimination online programme - up to 2 hours per session

Prices vary according to which service you require: individual, couple or group therapy.    

Discretionary concessionary fees may be available, if discussed in advance.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Thursday 19:00 until 21:00

Fridays - 10:00 until 21:00

Saturday: 10:00 until 16:00

Further information

Being a member of the Black African and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN)

Enhanced DBS, available on request. Experienced working with diversity and clients who are deemed vulnerable.

Canterbury
Kent
CT2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

I am accessible via Zoom, Whatsapp video/telephone, Skype, Microsoft Teams and mobile phone.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Social

Sue Brown

Sue Brown