Sue Brown, Integrative Counsellor & Coach; MSc, MBACP
It is not always possible to find a counsellor offering a range of services to suit the need of the client. I believe it is important for the client to be comfortable to explore area's of their personal lives with someone they can trust and has passion to be there for the you during difficult times within your sessions. My range of services include Integrative Counselling, Coaching or Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Personal Therapy) within sessions. Whilst working with me, you will get compassion, able to work with someone who is a honest, empathy, congruent and is able to uphold confidentiality within sessions.
Previous experience includes working with vulnerable adults and young people on a one-to-one, groups or within organisations, using personal therapy to address the underlying issues of the client. I have worked within the criminal justice system providing counselling or personal therapy not only to service-users, but also to staff who require face to face services due to anxiety, work-related stress, low confidence, stress, abuse, etc.
I have experience working as a Union Learning Rep and a Union rep, offering advice and being able to explore outcomes within organisations and individually. I am providing group therapy for clients who have experiences workplace discrimination to address the impact of these issues.
I have experience working with clients from BAME community, addressing the varying underlying concerns linked to the past and as a result of previous 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.
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 dyslexia, have low self-esteem and have been able to gain positive insight for themselves. I have developed a three week self-awareness sessions used with current clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: MSc in Integrative Counselling and Coaching (Accredited Course by BACP).
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Experienced working with pregnancy, LBGTQ+ and ex- military to address the underlying.
Concessions offered for
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.
Able to provide remote counselling and coaching during weekday evenings and Saturday's.
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.