Sue McNally-Mills MBACP DIPCOUNS BCPC
The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre
23 Bath Road
I am a Creative Integrative and Humanistic qualified counsellor.
My career in counselling began with working within the charity sector with substance misuse and homelessness in which I gained substantial and valuable experience on these and related issues.
I love group work and facilitated “Abstinence Group” for several years. I have also enjoyed working with families of substance misusers facilitating family support groups and setting up a counselling service for families. In addition to this I wrote and delivered several courses and groups centred on self-esteem with a psycho education element on emotions the recognition, regulation and use of them.
Having also worked within the NHS mental Health services, I found I particularly enjoyed engaging with clients within the inpatient mental health services. Due to feeling frustrated at not being able to deliver the services I was trained to do in length and in quality I am embracing private practice as an opportunity to deliver work in a way that can really make a difference to people’s health and wellbeing.
I have extensive experience of working within the prison system HMP as an art facilitator providing art as a therapeutic activity this comes from a background as an Art Director and designer and I have a BA HONS in Graphics and design. During this time I also taught MA Illustration and sequential design at Brighton University.
I am incredibly passionate about injustice and have a strong belief in the theory of Carl Rogers’s core conditions which I bring to my therapeutic practice these core conditions are;
•I bring Genuineness/ Congruence, to my clients.
•I provide my clients with Acceptance/ Unconditional Positive Regard.
•I show and feel Empathetic understanding to my clients
Having worked with a wide range of clients I have gained a considerable amount of experience with a wide range of issues. I am offering an ability to connect with you and the difficulties you face with warmth and creativity.a member of BACP I abide by the Ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BCPC Diploma in Integrative and Humanistic Counselling
- BA Design and Graphics
Advanced training in:
- Attachment theory.
- Addictions, Drug and alcohol, Abstinence and working with family members of substance abusers.
- Motivational interviewing technique.
- Solution focused.
- Gestalt theory
- The Art of Dialogical in client work
- Bowlby & Ainsworth a perspective of child development
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
£45 for a 50minute session Including initial assessment.
I have worked within the NHS mental Health system and within the prison system.
Extensive group work experience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client