Sue Cowdrill, MSc (UKCP Registered)

Sue Cowdrill, MSc (UKCP Registered)

Princes Risborough

07496 304 510

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Princes Risborough

07496 304 510

About me

I specialise in working with individuals, couples, and families experiencing cancer, serious illness, and bereavement. I practised as a community Macmillan clinical nurse specialist in cancer and palliative care, for 30 yrs, until 2014, qualifying as a family and systemic therapist in 2006.From 2015 to 2018, I worked as a family therapist at a hospice in South Buckinghamshire

I offer sessions for individuals, couples, and families. I see individuals who themselves have a serious illness or are experiencing loss and bereavement. I also see other family members, separately, or together with the person who is ill, including with their children or their adult-children, if useful.

My approach of systemic psychotherapy, often called family therapy, helps people in close relationships help each other. This approach is effective with individuals, couples, and with families. It can enable family members to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on family strengths, and make useful changes in their relationships and in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Registered nurse in 1975, and I obtained a BSc degree in cancer nursing in 1997. While working as a Macmillan nurse, I trained at Birkbeck College, University of London and The Institute of Family Therapy, qualifying with an MSc in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy in 2006. As a therapist, I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also a member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).

My knowledge and long experience of the clinical and emotional impact of serious illness has provided for me what many of my clients tell me is a valuable and affirming perspective as a counsellor and therapist. Most usually I offer support where physical illness is a central point around which difficulties emerge or become very hard to manage alone, and where there is a significant impact of associated treatments on a sense of self and upon close relationships.

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Individuals: £45.00 per session. Couples and families: £60.00 per session.

Further information

I see clients in Princes Risborough, South Buckinghamshire, usually in a town centre building linked with a local GP surgery. There is parking on site, or at nearby car parks within easy walking distance. Princes Risborough has excellent bus links with High Wycombe and Aylesbury, and a mainline rail station on the Birmingham/Oxford Chiltern line to Marylebone.

Maps & Directions

Princes Risborough, HP27

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults