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BACP (Accred), MSc, Dip.Couns.,Dip.Add.,Adv.Cert.Sup

About me

“ 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

 'Sue is a very empathetic person who helps you understand why feel like you do without judgement.  She is an active listener and works with you to find avenues which encourage you to be more present, to listen to your body signals and to think more kindly about yourself.  Client feedback

Since the pandemic our availability for clients has widened and following on the re-introduction of face to face counselling in the Hitchin and Letchworth areas, I will continue to take referrals UK wide via telephone and video.

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 50 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.

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.

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).

In recent years the treatment for trauma has been significantly widened and I have recently trained working with a somatic approach to working with trauma, which clients have embraced and found extremely useful.

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Individual counselling

£50 per 50 min session

Couple counselling

£60 per 50 min session

Individual supervision

£50 per 50 min session/ £75 per 90 min session

Group supervision

Price as negotiated with Group



When I work

I do have availability for both individual and couple work.  Most sessions are during the working day but I do have limited space early evening

Further information

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.


Leaf Health, 47 Bancorft, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1LA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision is a vital part of growing as a counsellor and the relationship I build with supervisees helps support, develop and monitor practice.

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