Sue McRitchie BACP (Accred), MSc, Dip.Couns.,Dip.Add.,Adv.Cert.Sup.
“ the feedback we have had from patients who have seen Sue has been uniformly excellent. She has a wide experience of mental health services, and good listening skills. Patients felt it was good value.”
Dr Arun Aggarwal MRCP, MRCGP Rainbow Surgery Ramsey
My approach to counselling is integrative - which means that when working with you I will take into account many facets of your life which will be impacting on you and ensure that these are considered in our work together. It also means that the sessions may incorporate a range of interventions to meet your needs.
I believe that all individuals/couples can find the solutions to their situation if given the space and time. The relationship with a counsellor is of paramount importance and I am able to offer a safe and supportive environment which will enable you, either as an individual or couple, to carry out the work required.
A core concept for me is that we are all capable of change and overcoming the challenges that life can throw at us.
Each individual/couple is unique and our initial meeting will look at your situation and consider the most appropriate options for you
Sessions are usually for 60 minutes. Whilst most of my work takes place at my work base, I am happy to negotiate meeting in Huntingdon or Peterborough if suitable premises can be found.
I am able to offer some sessions out of normal office hours - in the evenings or Saturdays.
For couples and groups 1 1/2 hours may be more appropriate. This would only be arranged through prior agreement with all parties and will be discussed at your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified counsellor (1994) and Supervisor (1999) I have provided therapy within the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice working with both short and long-term contracts.
I was accredited, by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), in 1999. This means that I work within their Ethical Framework, am appropriately trained and continue to develop professionally - which is of great importance to me. I believe that, as human beings, we continue to grow throughout our lifetime.
My recent training was focussed on working with couples and I am finding that this work is most rewarding and those attending have told me how much their relationship has been enhanced with the process.
Since my original qualification I have also gained additional training and experience in Supervision, Addictions, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma, Abuse and Systems Thinking and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT).
My additional training and wide work experience has enabled me to develop as a competent and considerate trainer who can design and deliver not only my own programmes but those of other organisations as required
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per 50 min session
Couple counselling/Group supervision
£50 per 50 min session
I have recently trained in delivering Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which is a National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) support intervention for those who have experienced depression and wish to find a way to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
If you are interested in understanding more about MBCT then please do contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision is a core element of the work we do - the way we ensure our clients are kept safe and we work in an ethical way - I view supervision in a number of ways.