Sue Devall Haywood Counselling Centre. Anxiety/Trauma/Addictions Specialist
- MBACP (Accredited and Registered)
- Member of the Association for Independent Practitioners
- Member of The College of Medicine
I have worked as a qualified counsellor since 2004 for a number of organisations in a counselling and supervisory capacity. I am the proprietor of Haywood Counselling Centre, which was established in 2009 and provides Counselling, Psy-Tap, OldPain2Go, Hypnotherapy, Supervision and Workshops that are specifically tailored for individuals, couples, groups, and organisations.
Mission: to provide an accessible, high quality service that emphasises trust, respect, confidentiality, and compassion. Working as rapidly and effectively as possible.
The Centre is dedicated to providing an honourable service, which is guided by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Through my training and experience of counselling and supervising clients, I have developed a sensitive approach towards the needs and difficulties of any client group and understand the necessity to work imaginatively with individuals and groups in order that they can express themselves. This includes using alternative methods in which to work and encourages the value of using a wide range of creative interventions.
I work with individuals who are experiencing issues relating to depression, health, low self-esteem, work related stress, anxiety, abuse, anger, trauma, sexuality, bereavement and loss. I also work with individuals, couples, families and groups who are experiencing relationship difficulties in their personal or work life.
I offer all prospective clients a free introductory 30-minute consultation. This provides an opportunity to discuss your requirements and I can explain about how I work.
Theoretical Approaches to Counselling
Counselling is designed to help identify thoughts, emotions and behaviours which, once accessed, can offer a greater awareness of personal resources and can facilitate considerable change. Haywood Counselling Centre is highly committed to providing a service, which is significantly informed by Integrative Counselling and Supervision and includes: Person Centred, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural and Creative methods.
Relationship Counselling: for couples, families and groups
Works to improve communication and resolve problems within your relationship.Techniques used will take place within your counselling sessions but there may be some tasks to complete or discuss in between sessions. Most couples or families who attend counselling leave it as a last resort before they contact however I would advise that if you have got some problems in your relationship or things have changed in some way which are having a negative impact on the relationship contact me rather than leaving it to get worse – it will take less time to get the relationship back on track and achieve your goals.
Was established from a need to change the way we approach therapy and has a solution focused, rather than problem focused approach. It’s founder, Kevin Laye has created what he believes to be the fastest and most effective system available. It is a combination of proven techniques, which are rapid in their application from one second to a few minutes. They provide emotional renewal quickly and safely. The gentle nature, speed, and power of these procedures leave the body noticeably relieved. It is used to treat a wide variety of issues including stress and anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, grief, acute trauma and PTSD, anger, guilt, pain and much more. It can provide emotional renewal quickly and safely with no side effects. The gentle nature, speed, and power of these techniques leave you noticeably relieved and no longer stuck in your previously distressed reaction patterns. Two sessions are usually sufficient: I recommend an initial consultation of 50 minutes. This allows sufficient time for assessment, information sharing and treatment to take place, so progress can begin right from the very start. The second consultation also takes 50 minutes.
Addiction Cessation (smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling and food)
Due to the sheer effectiveness of the combination of Psy-Tap and Hypnotherapy fewer sessions are necessary. Two sessions are usually sufficient: I recommend an initial consultation of 50 minutes. This allows sufficient time for assessment, information sharing and treatment to take place, so progress can begin right from the very start. The second consultation also takes 50 minutes.
Pain originates in the brain from where the signal is sent to the injury or site of pain. For example if you break your arm, the brain generates the pain and sends it to your arm so that you become aware of the pain and can then do something about it. Sometimes the source of pain is not physical, it’s emotional. You may have experienced an emotional situation, which at the time protected the body. As an OldPain2Go certified practitioner I can help you turn off this ‘old’ pain. Sometimes your brain needs a reminder that the damage is healed, or that no more can be done physically and/or medically. In both cases the pain is no longer necessary. I’ve worked with clients who have had pain for many years and the pain is usually released in a single session and relatively quickly. OldPain2Go achieves results that are rarely available from any other modalities. Typically this results in the total removal or dramatically reduced old physical pain messages.
Is a safe established therapy with a proven track record in helping to regain control of your life. It can provide you with the opportunity to identify and change patterns that are stopping you from moving forward or achieving your true potential by using your conscious and unconscious mind. Once you are in a relaxed state, you have the ability to connect with your own way of knowing and feeling. The trance state induced by hypnotherapy is totally safe and you will be in control at all times. It is a place between alertness and sleep that we all access at times throughout the day. The trance state leaves your mind free of its usual distractions so that you can access more of your own resources and knowing. I can guide you to discover what it is that you want in life.
The Importance of Regular and Effective Supervision for Professionals
Supervision is a supportive process for counsellors and encourages an awareness of how working practices affect individuals. It provides a supportive setting, offers stability, reinforces boundaries and identifies the pressures that counselling clients can bring.
It encourages awareness and identification of professional working practices. It ensures individuals are working safely, ethically and to the highest professional standards whilst polices, practices and procedures are adhered to.
It is a process that develops skills and abilities and encourages reflection, self-awareness, ways of working with clients and identifies training requirements.
Octivate - For individuals and small groups
A unique holistic life solutions programme, which assists you to achieve your ultimate potential. This is a premium package that incorporates the very best quality, quantity and swiftness of techniques and methods for you to create the life you really want in a time efficient way. Resulting in a dynamic combination, which provides powerful and effective outcomes. The programme focuses on eight life areas:
You will also identify resources and look at ways to implement additional resources, discover what is preventing you from achieving your true full potential, measure your progress and incorporate a bespoke maintenance plan. Review, restore and totally rejuvenate your mind and body and you will also increase your self-awareness, gain clarity of mind and achieve your full capacity. Corporate package available.
At Haywood Counselling Centre we provide workshops for counsellors, supervisors and healthcare professionals. I deliver bespoke workshops to organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psy-Tap and OldPain2Go Certified Practitioner
Mastering Hypnosis Certification
Advanced Post-Diploma Certificate in Relationship Counselling
Registered and Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Chartered Management Institute
NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
Level 1 Management of Substance Abuse
Level 1/2 Counselling Skills
Training and Areas of Expertise:
Advanced Alcohol Training
Mental Health Awareness
Sexual Abuse and Drug Use
Facilitator Group Training
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Disordered Eating - Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive
Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques
Suicide and Self Harm
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy/Motivational Interviewing
Additional Areas of Expertise:
- Suicide Bereavement
- Loss and Bereavement
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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Any selection of Person Centred, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural counselling and Creative Methods for a 50-minute session costs £46. Evening appointments £50. Non-working clients and students will receive their last counselling session half price.
Couples: for a 1 hour session £60 (evening appointments £65).
Families and groups: for a one-hour session is £65 (evenings £70).
Due to the sheer effectiveness of Psy-Tap and Hypnotherapy two sessions are usually sufficient: I recommend an initial consultation of 50 minutes which is £150. This allows sufficient time for assessment, information sharing and treatment to take place, so progress can begin right from the very start. The second 50 minute session is £150. Follow up sessions (only if necessary) are 50 minutes and are £100.
Addiction Cessation (smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling) I recommend an initial consultation of 50 minutes which is £200. This allows sufficient time for assessment, information sharing and treatment to take place, so progress can begin right from the very start. The second 50 minute session is £200. Follow up sessions: (only if necessary) are 50 minutes and cost £120.
OldPain2Go The prices are not based on treatment time; they are based on obtaining the optimal outcome for you. This treatment is completed in one consultation and will be charged by the time it takes:
Basis - a specific old pain related to just one problem in one area of the body or an emotional issue investigatory consultation taking up to one hour £150.
Enhanced – multiple areas of pain, related to different injuries or problems or an emotional issue investigatory consultation taking up to two hours £300.
Advanced – trauma related pain and or the range of illnesses Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia or an emotional issue investigatory and treatment consultation taking as long as it takes and typically lasting up to three hours duration. There will be no extra cost for any additional hours required in the consultation. The advanced consultation is subject to availability and is £450.
Haywood Counselling Centre offers a complimentary meeting with all prospective clients, which provides an opportunity to discuss your requirements and I can explain more about how I work.
Excellent standards of service offered by a qualified and experienced counsellor and supervisor with extensive knowledge and expertise.
Fluid, responsive and willing to be flexible in order to meet the frequent adaptation within the counselling and supervision field.
Selection of both daytime and evening appointments are offered for your convenience.
Private and secluded setting.
Situated half a mile from the A51 between Hixon and Rugeley
Five miles from Stafford via Tixall Road and Tixall Lanes
Within easy reach of Stafford, the Haywoods, Hixon, Weston, Rugeley, Cannock, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, Stone and Stoke on Trent
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays - Wednesdays. Evening appointments offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Qualifications and experience.View supervision profile