Sue Brown

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Canterbury, Kent, CT2
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About me

Whilst deliberating when to have counselling, you have mustered a significant amount of courage, as it can be a frightening experience. It is important you are listened to, offered compassion, confidentiality, sessions offering openness, a space to explore emotions and a space to seek clarity within oneself.

I am interested in what you have to say by offering all the above and much more within sessions. I believe each client has their own story to explore or discover by uncovering different areas of your life. This could include venturing into various aspects of your personal or professional lives, with a therapist who is trustworthy, empathetic and is available during challenging times.

I offer two different services – Integrative Counselling or Personal Therapy (A combination of Counselling and Coaching). I have experience supporting working adults and young people who have been diagnosed with a range of neuro diversity, anxiety and stress related issues and much more. I am also a proud dyslexic Counsellor and Coach, I am also a parent of neuro-diverse people and understand some of the difficulties they have to experience on daily basis.

With over 20 years’ experience in various personal and professional positions, I have collaborated with clients from disadvantaged communities, including the Black and Brown communities. It became clear there are few emotional outlets to address discrimination, there seems to be a lack of diversity within organisations or the community. Having personally experienced discrimination, I have knowledge of how discrimination can affect most areas of your life including family and friends. It can be an isolating experience and can result in work related stress. As a result, of a lack of vision to address the emotional impact, I have created and deliver an online six-week programme which addresses the Impact of workplace discrimination.

In addition, after seeing 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 take part in a safe and confidential space. Here they can share similar experiences and find resolutions because of the discrimination and begin their personal journeys of self-worth. Apart from the programme, I have supported individuals who have seen their family’s experiencing racism, including young people. Using my coaching skills have supported parents and individuals to address this particularly challenging issue. 

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 and working with neuro-divergent clients, working with neurodiversity

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 and had training to work with neuro-divergent clients.

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 an innovative 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: Earlier experience working with individuals, couples, groups and organisations delivering different therapy.  With over 20 years’ experience collaborating 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. Developed a programme to address the impact of workplace discrimination.

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. Providing strategies for parents to relate with their children using different techniques and strategies.

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Experienced working with young people and adults involved in previous offending behaviour.

Life coaching: addressing life experiences in personal and professional lives.

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£60.00 - £180.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Services available

Counselling only - up to 50 mins

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

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

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

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available online or face to face:

Monday - Thursday:  19:00 until 21:00

Fridays - 10:00 until 18:00

Able to offer sessions weekly or fortnightly. 

Further information

After a request has been made through Counselling Directory, I will request a brief telephone discussion (via email or telephone) and book a time and date. This discussion will be no more than 10-15 mins and we will set a consultation date (Either online or face to face). I will send you a medical and agreement document for you to read and return prior to your consultation appointment. 

My premises is based in quiet residential area with free parking available outside.  During the consultation, you will be seated in a quiet room and I undertake an assessment, also to give you the opportunity to ask me as much questions as you like about the service.  We will discuss, what type of service, amount and frequency of the sessions available. 

I am a member of the Black African and Asian Therapist Network (BAATN). 

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Canterbury, Kent, CT2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms

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In person

Clinical Supervisor in training offering low cost supervision to counsellors and allied professionals online or face to face in Canterbury.

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