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Sue Brown, Integrative Counsellor & Coach

About me

I offer a different type of service to individuals or organisations, which is adapted to meet the needs of the client – Integrative Counselling, Coaching or Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Personal Therapy) within sessions. I work with genuine empathy, active listening and uphold confidentiality within sessions.

With experienced working with vulnerable adults and young people, individually and within organisations, using personal therapy to address the underlying issues of client. I have worked within the criminal justice system providing counselling or personal therapy not only to service-users, but also providing services to staff who require face to face services due to anxiety, work-related stress, low confidence, stress, abuse, etc.

I have experience working with clients from BAME community, addressing the varying underlying concerns linked to at times with frustrations due a lack of diversity within organisations or in the community. I have experience working within organisations to encourage change for staff and clients through active engagement using coaching skills.

In completing a 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

Training:

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: I have over 16 years experience working with clients who present as stressed, work-related issues, lacking self-esteem, self-worth, a working as a mediator for couples and family members. Provided coaching to clients within organisations and individually to address the presenting issues through goal orientated work.

I have 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

Experienced working with clients in the LQBTQ++ community

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Please contact me to discuss which type of therapy you would require, as each service is unique to the individual.  Discretionary concessionary fees may be available if discussed in advance.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Currently unable to provide a service face to face due to the Covid-19. However, all services delivered remotely.

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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

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

Availability

I work remotely during the evenings and weekend.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Organisations

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Sue Brown, Integrative Counsellor & Coach

Sue Brown, Integrative Counsellor & Coach