Sue Crown Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling gained in 2010. I am registered and accredited with the BACP. I regularly keep up to date with continuing professional education and most recently have completed an Online working certificate as well as an MBCL add on course.
What to expect in your first session
I will ask you about your current situation or what brings you to counselling at our initial meeting. I offer weekly 50 minute sessions to individuals and these can be on a short term or longer term basis. We can decide to have regular weekly sessions for as long as the sessions are beneficial.
Sessions are confidential and I adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework 2018
How counselling can help
Life events can be unexpected and impact on day to day living. Sometimes relationships or circumstances change and can become overwhelming.
I provide a confidential counselling space to explore situations, thoughts and feelings that may be causing anxiety, depression and sadness. Counselling can help make us more aware of ourselves and others and lead to a sense of being able to move forward.
Please email me initially for an online appointment using a video and/or audio platform. I can also provide telephone sessions. I will call you on a number that you provide. I will, prior to the first meeting, send over some information for you to look at, fill in and send back. If you have any questions please email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have a Degree in Psychology, a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling from Colchester Institute, and WPF qualifications as follows: Certificate in Counselling Skills, Diploma in Counselling Skills and a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have a Certificate in CBT from WPF Therapy and a short Certificate from the Tavistock for Couples Counselling. I also have a Certificate in Mindfulness MBSR and a follow on MBCL course. I have recently completed a Certificate in Online counselling.
- I have experience working in various settings such as counselling services in Chelmsford, a hospice, and a NHS Mental Health Unit as an honorary psychotherapist. I currently work online.
- I work with anxiety and stress, bereavement, loss, divorce/relationship difficulties, depression, disability, post natal depression, redundancy, trauma and terminal illnesses.
- I have an enhanced DBS check.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £45.00 to £50.00
My fees for individual online counselling are £45 per 50 minute session up to 5pm. After 5pm £50.
Aside from holidays that either of us may take and other occasional commitments, I ask that 24 hours notice be given for cancellation of a session. If not, full payment is required. This is because the time will be regularly set aside for our session.
Please no sales calls.
Due to COVID - 19, I'm currently only available for online therapy sessions.