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 for 30 yrs, until 2014, qualifying as a family and systemic therapist in 2006.

I offer sessions for individuals, couples, and families. I see individuals who themselves have a serious illness, but I also often see other family members, separately, or together with the person who is ill, including with their children or their adult-children. However, while I am a family therapist, most usually I see people individually or as couples. I also work privately for two days a week as a therapist in a hospice in south Buckinghamshire, seeing patients referred by local GPs, Macmillan Nurses, and a range of specialists in cancer and palliative care.

My approach of systemic psychotherapy, often called family therapy, helps people in close relationships help each other. 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 their lives. I also work with people experiencing loss and bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

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 patients 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: £55.00 per session.

Further information

I see patients in the Risborough Therapy Clinic, 13, Duke Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0AT. There are a number of car parks in the town within easy walking distance.

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