Sue Bruckner, MBACP, (Accredited), BSc Psych (Hons)
At any time, for any one of us, life can seem unmanageable, or difficult to navigate. It is not always possible or appropriate to share our worries with friends or family. This is a time when counselling might help. I am an Integrative Counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP), which means that I work within their ethical framework.
Since l989 I have worked in the public and voluntary sectors with people with emotional and mental health issues, and also those with problematic drug and alcohol use. I have worked within the NHS with children, adolescents, family groups and hold an up to date DBS. I have completed a specialist cbt training for children and adolescents from Kings College/The Anna Freud Centre and a training in EMDR. I have also counselled and supervised at women's centres and refuges.
I believe that no one theoretical approach suits everyone and therefore chose a training that reflects this. I feel that a greater understanding of ourselves can be empowering and that for many, this is easier to achieve within the safety of the therapeutic relationship.
I have a belief that my own years of personal therapy has helped make me the person I am today. I am therefore committed to trying to support others who question aspects of their own lives, are in the midth of personal crisis or ongoing emotional distress. I feel able to help a person think about a wide range of issues, that have been part of my own personal and working life. I believe I offer a confidential, empathic space, am able to hold very complex, painful feelings, which helps leave you free to explore whatever it is that may have brought you to begin/continue your own personal therapeutic journey.
I believe that therapy should be available to any individual, regardless of gender, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, class or disability. I believe I am able to offer a sensitive approach to any person who I work with.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling - The Minster Centre. BACP accredited
- Certificate in Integrative Supervision - Open Colleges Network accredited
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Middlesex University
- Certificate in Solution Focussed Therapy University of Herfordshire
- Diploma in Social Work/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies, Brunel University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Studies, Middlesex University
- Certificate in Clinical Skills for Systemic Practice. University of Hertfordshire
- Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - ICEEFT
- CYP IAPT Postgraduate Diploma in CBT - Kings College/Anna Freud Centre
- EMDR trained with EMDR Works
I have facilitated group work with people with harmful drug and alcohol use
and for people with self esteem issues.
I have experience of long and short term counselling and employee assistance work.
I offer couple work and supervision for both individuals and groups.
I am registered with the BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am D B S checked.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
My fee is £50 in Hemel Hempstead and £60 in London however I am open to discuss concessionary rates. This is the fee for individual 50 minute sessions.
My fee for couples work is £55 in Hemel Hempstead and £65 in London.
My fee for supervision is £50 in Hemel Hempstead and £60 in London (negotiable for trainee counsellors).
I also offer negotiable rates for agencies.
I practice in both London NW6, which is near Queens Park station, and also in central Hemel Hempstead which has good access for public transport and is close to towns such as St Albans, Berkhamsted and Watford; there is free parking available at my home practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early and late appointments available weekdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a BACP accredited Integrative Counsellor and an OCN accredited Supervisor.