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Sue Griffiths, Registered MBACP (Accred). Counsellor / Supervisor in Sherwood

Nottingham, NG5 2JR
01158419033 07963071058 Registered / Accredited

About me

**** Coronavirus is at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment and to ensure everyone's health and well-being I am offering online counselling (like Skype, but we will be using Zoom) and/or telephone counselling. If you're new to online counselling please don't worry - I will support you with this every step of the way. You're very welcome to contact me to discuss this ****

Finding the right counsellor for you
People come for counselling for many different reasons - some are asking 'big life' questions, some have a sense that 'all is not right' in their world and feelings of anxiety, others wish to look at key life events, like a significant loss or trauma.  Finding the right counsellor for you is important and I hope that by sharing some information about me, both personally and professionally, you will feel able to decide if counselling with me feels right for you. I warmly invite you to visit my website where you will find additional helpful information about me and about counselling.

Who am I?
I am a Person-Centred counsellor, and as such I am interested in developing a warm, therapeutic relationship with you that embraces trust, safety, empathy, privacy, respect and regard so that you can fully and openly explore what is happening for you.  I hope to create a sense of freedom from judgement, criticism and expectation so that you can search for and try to locate what it is that you really want or need in your life right now.  I aim to provide an opportunity for you to try to make sense of your world and to work towards making the right changes for you, or towards accepting the things that perhaps you are unable to change. So whether you are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, relationship issues, or significant life events that may limit who you are and how you live, I look forward to the opportunity of being alongside you as your counsellor as you consider new ways forward and different ways of engaging, living and growing.

Where am I?
My practice is based in central Sherwood, Nottingham and there is plenty of local parking. There are buses from the city centre to Sherwood every 10 minutes, and the nearest stop to my practice is the Haydn Road bus stop. I am few minutes walk from here - and if you're early or fancy a brew after your appointment, there are some great coffee shops nearby.

Sessions
I offer one hour, individual face to face counselling sessions, and I also offer a free 30 minute initial counselling session.  It is important that you feel comfortable with your counsellor and that you can talk openly and share some difficult issues with them – and this free session offers you an opportunity to check out your sense of ‘does this feel right for me’.  Within Person-Centred counselling you can work at your own pace and your counselling will take the direction and time of your choosing.  I offer short and long term counselling, and you can end your counselling at any point that feels right for you.

A Little History...
Prior to my counselling training I worked with Women's Aid for many years supporting women and children who were experiencing domestic violence and abuse. I also worked with housing issues in the voluntary sector offering resettlement and tenancy support to those struggling with housing, homelessness and tenancy difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the University of Nottingham and hold a first class BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling Practice. I have 15 years counselling experience and I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (registration number 27360).  I have experience with the following:

  • Counselling Xtra offering counselling to clients who have courageously brought differing, diverse and sometimes complex issues to counselling. This has included clients referred by the Family Intervention Project.
  • I have also counselled at Rape Crisis (now known as Nottingham Sexual Violence Support Services) and therefore have experience of working with adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, rape and post-traumatic stress.
  • I worked as sessional counsellor with the Carers Federation offering counselling support for carers, both adults and young people,who were struggling with issues of caring, loss and identity. I also provided staff counselling.
  • In 2014 I set up in independent practice and really enjoy the autonomy and the diversity of my work.
  • In addition I work with a number of students who are studying for a counselling qualification and wish to engage in counselling for personal development, and to fulfill their counselling course requirements.

Some of the workshops and training events I have attended include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Grief and loss
  • Menopause
  • Safeguarding
  • Bereavement
  • Working creatively with clients
  • Honour based violence
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Rape and sexual violence
  • Dissociation
  • Trauma
  • Anger, rage and shame
  • Living with chronic / long term health issues
  • The autistic spectrum and therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Fibromyalgia

Living with chronic, long term health issues

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

I offer a free initial 30 minute appointment as an opportunity for youto explore face to face, online and telephone counselling.

If you decide to continue, my counselling fee is £45.00 for each 1 hour session, though I will always consider affordability and your ability to pay - so if you wish to discuss your fee and explore options, you're very welcome to do so. It's important to me that counselling is accessible to you.

I also have a few general concessionary places available if you're on benefits and/or a very low income so please feel free to ask.

If I am unable to help for any reason I can signpost you to agencies may be able to offer you counselling at lower rates. 

If you are a student and interested in counselling as part of your course requirements I can offer you a student concession and your fee will be £40 for each hour required towards your qualification.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

**** Coronavirus is at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment and to ensure everyone's health and well-being I am offering online counselling (like Skype, but we will be using Zoom) and/or telephone counselling. If you're new to online counselling please don't worry - I will support you with this every step of the way. ****

Interests

I am passionate about counselling practice and theory, and my areas of interest include trauma, ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (CFS), Fibromyalgia, difference and diversity, and living with chronic / long term health issues. I also hold a real interest in therapy and social change/action, combined with politics and a sense of social responsibility.

Counselling Supervision

I have a Post-Graduate (PG) Certificate in Counselling Supervision and so I also offer person-centred supervision to counselling practitioners. I invite you to take a look at my supervision profile.

Contact me

You are very welcome to contact me by telephone, email or via my website if you have any questions or if you simply want to say ‘Hello’ before making your decision.

FinaIly, I wish you all the best in your counselling journey.

Drayton Street
Sherwood
Nottingham
NG5 2JR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I work from home and there are 2 steps into my house and we can meet on this floor if that is helpful. Please be mindful the bathroom is up one flight of stairs on the first floor.

Availability

I am can offer counselling appointments Mondays to Fridays inclusive. Both daytime and evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

**** Coronavirus is at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment and to ensure everyone's health and well-being I am offering online supervision (like Skype, but we will be using Zoom) and/or telephone supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Sue Griffiths, Registered MBACP (Accred). Counsellor / Supervisor in Sherwood

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