Sue Cardy Dip.Couns MBACP
I have immediate openings for teletherapy (video or phone sessions) and will be honoured to support you. During this time of uncertainty, I will be offering a free 20-minute session.
We all go through periods when life seems to lose its meaning. Memories of the past, painful events in the present and worries about the future can all make it difficult to cope with everyday life. Sometimes people are lonely, anxious and depressed, worried about their relationships, their marriage or family life, or maybe suffering from bereavement, divorce or separation. Some may want to learn to relate more easily to others or may be looking for more meaning to life. Many people find that talking things through with someone who has been trained to listen and to support them leaves them less confused and better able to make the changes which they need to improve the quality of their lives.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor. I provide therapy in a Humanistic-Person-Centred approach, I also integrate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamics theory and techniques within my work.
I listen and understand how things are for you and offer support to meet your needs. I provide a safe, friendly and confidential environment for you to bring anything you are finding painful, difficult or confusing. I believe that a trusting relationship is vital for effective and lasting change to take place.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work to their professional code of ethics. I am fully qualified, attend regular supervision and I am insured to practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BTEC Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills level 3
- Domestic Violence Counsellor
- Life Story Work
- Loss and Grief
- Registered member of BACP (MBACP) - certificate number 673443
- Working towards accreditations.
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
Sessions are charged at an individual rate of £35 and £40 per couple. I have a limited number of low cost places, please ask about these if cost is making it difficult for you to seek therapy.
Each session is for 50 minutes. For effective counselling to take place, it is important that sessions are regular and continuous, since this provides a structure for the counselling process. The frequency and number of sessions will be planned and review sessions will take place on a regular basis. If either you or I feel that the time has come to end the sessions, this will also be planned and discussed.