Sue Holdsworth (BA Hons, Reg. MBACP) Counsellor & Psychotherapist
My name is Sue and I am a registered and fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I truly believe that people think and feel in different ways. So when we work together, the aim is to understand you as an individual and the way that you react to life's challenges. And as everyone thinks and feels in different ways, I tailor the approach to your specific needs and place you at the centre of the counselling experience; therefore it is a bespoke service.
Counselling can help you to understand yourself better and with new insight you can change the way that you react to difficult situations. This can bring about positive change that has a lasting benefit as it naturally develops from the exploration that we will undertake together; and will stay with you long after the counselling has finished. With my support, we will look at the situations that cause anxiety, depression and any other emotions you may be feeling. With new insight you can begin to feel empowered and take back control of your life.
It can be a real challenge to admit that you might need some help and can be life changing when you do. I would even say that it is a sign of strength when you can admit to yourself or to others that you are not coping. Many clients tell me that their lives started to improve once they had sought help. Often returning to work more easily, or helping to prevent a work absence or supporting them back from the route of harmful addictions which damage health and family relationships.
I have had first hand experience of being a client, when I was diagnosed with post-natal depression. Counselling helped me to work through my diagnosis and I developed the confidence to be with my baby and to bond with him. This positive experience motivated me to train as a counsellor, and gave me the inspiration to help others, like you, who might be in emotional pain.
I offer individual, person-centred counselling to adult clients dealing with anxiety and/or stress, depression, loss and bereavement, self-harm and/or suicidal thoughts, difficulties related to family relationships, general feelings of sadness or worries around mental health.
Based at Weyhill, nr Andover (just off the A303) I would be delighted to chat with you further. Please feel free to call me on 07582 315299 or email email@example.com. I offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation for you to talk with me and decide whether counselling might be beneficial to you. Please also check out my website at www.sueholdsworth.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in the person-centred approach and have a first class honours degree in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have worked as a psychotherapist for eight years both in a community setting and for the past five years in private practice. I also have experience working with groups having been a trainer at a further education college and delivered self-esteem courses within Hampshire.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and you can find me on the BACP register of counsellors & psychotherapists.
o Foundation Training in Nonviolent Communication
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial complimentary consultation of 30 minutes will give you a chance to meet with me and decide whether you would like to proceed with counselling.
Six weekly 50-minute sessions when booked and paid in advance: £270
Single sessions when booked and paid in advance: £50
What do clients say?
“Just three sessions with Sue greatly helped me clarify a very difficult personal situation. I left knowing my options and although I had extremely difficult decisions those options were clear” - RR
“I have been attending counselling sessions over the last six weeks with Sue Holdsworth. I have found these sessions invaluable as, with the help of Sue’s listening skills and non-judgmental approach, I have been able to explore areas of my life which have been troubling me. Sue comes across as caring and compassionate and this has helped me open up to her and share deep emotional stuff which has caused stress. I would be happy to recommend her as a counsellor to my friends and wish her all the best” - HM
"You have helped me so much and I feel I understand that now I can look after myself and my anger and stress levels. I feel I can now relax and stop my past from holding me back. Thank you so much. You have allowed me to feel that being myself is okay" MN
"Counselling has helped me close chapters in my life that before would bring me a lot of pain. Now I'm able to look back from a better place in my life and be a better person" CE
"Sue really helped me to understand myself and that a lot of my angst was a symptom of my expectations of myself. I learned to step backwards and realise that it may not matter, and I can influence things far better by stepping back rather than getting wrapped up in content. For me, I was in a dark place and my world is completely different. The difference is profound" MP
"I came to counselling to deal with work related stress. I wanted to find a way to regain balance in my life between fun, finances and being present at home. Talking through the decisions and how my own personality influences the choices I have made, and continue to make, helped me to clarify the way forward" HC
"I sought counselling from Sue to help me come to terms with things that had happened in my childhood and which had recently come to a head causing me to feel angry, upset and unbalanced. I felt comfortable enough with Sue to discuss these things openly and honestly. Sue helped me to understand why these things made me feel the way I did which in turn helped me to deal with the feelings they caused. I now feel much more content and happier in myself and have managed to get back on an even keel and move forward with my life. Thank you Sue" ND
"I was in a very negative place emotionally - a lot of barriers stopping me from moving my life forward in the direction I wanted it to go. I needed to find a way of accepting my role in the breakdown of my marriage and come to terms with the guilt I feel because of the life I have created for my boys. Talking to Sue helped me to build the strength to try and breakdown some of the barriers standing in my way. Counselling has helped to build my confidence slightly - enough to empower me into taking control. I have been able to talk around why I might feel and behave in certain ways - I think I understand myself more. Thank you Sue, I now realise I'm not that bad a person!" RK
"I came for counselling due to a relationship break up, uncertainty over the future and worry about own mental state. I've become more open with my own feelings to myself and to others. Realised that my own 'weaknesses' are not as bad as they could be and turn them into strengths. It has been easy and safe environment to talk about anything that was on my mind. I wish I had been brave enough to have done this years ago." CW
"Before my first meeting I was rather reluctant about the idea of therapy, to the extent where my wife made my initial contact with Sue. However after only a few sessions I found that even just using the time as somewhere to vent my frustration to an impartial listener was a massive help. Sue took the time to fully understand my individual situation and as time progressed she became more involved in the sessions and in helping me find a better understanding of myself. I found the sessions very helpful and am extremely grateful!" MC