Sue Kelly

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G20
07543 824 952 07543 824 952

About me

I provide person-centred counselling to individuals of any age, gender, sexuality, ethnic culture, class, religion or social background.  I am as happy listening to people who come with an immediate crisis as with people who know they would like to explore subtle or long-standing issues. 

My starting point is respect for each person who comes to counselling: you are the expert on your own life, and you already have everything you need to enable your growth and healing process whatever the outward circumstances.  How well we work together will depend upon your needs and wishes and how they fit with my experience and abilities.  I believe that counselling/therapy will be effective for you when our unique relationship is able to grow in trust.

I am using Zoom to meet people for the foreseeable future. If you have not seen me before, I can offer an initial in-person meeting OR a free, no-obligation 30 minute discovery session online so we can meet and decide if we can work together.  If we have previously worked together at any time in the past, text or email me and we can set up an appointment.

Appointments generally last an hour or another duration you prefer.

We can meet weekly, fortnightly, or more or less often, depending on your preference.

Originally from London, I have been living in Glasgow for nearly 30 years.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificates in Counselling Skills (1993) and Counselling Theory (1994)

University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (2009) and Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (2011)

Centre for Meditative Listening Certificate in Meditative Listening (2017)

British Focusing Association Certificate of Focusing Skills (2017)

COSCA Counselling Supervision Certificate (2017)

COSCA Introduction to Group Counselling Skills (2018)

Centre for Meditative Listening Advanced Training: Practitioner of Meditative Listening (2019)

The British Focusing Association Focusing Teacher certification (2019)

I worked as a volunteer counsellor at the Tom Allan Centre in Glasgow 2010-2020 and have also been working independently since 2014.

I am qualified to teach experiential focusing and listening to individuals and groups.

Member organisations

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

Any type of life challenge

Creative blocks

Family relationship problems

Inner child or younger you

Lack of motivation

Life transitions

Perfectionism

Personal growth

Problems that have no name or are hard to identify

Fees

Fees are based on affordability up to the standard hourly rate (for those who can afford it) £45.  We agree a rate that feels right for you at the first session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I prefer to be contacted in writing.  Please get in touch by text or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  For initial enquiries I aim to get back to you within 24 hours but, due to the secure email service I am using, it may be a little longer - but certainly within 48 hours.

Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

For new people: currently space on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons only.  For past or existing clients availability varies.  Please text or email me and we will work something out.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

I have provided supervision to groups and individuals since 2015.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

View supervision profile

Sue Kelly

Sue Kelly