Sue Oakley Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Member BACP

Sue Oakley Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Member BACP

Chandlers Ford

023 80254878

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About me

Welcome to my small private practice located in a quiet area of Chandlers Ford. My aim is to provide you with a place in which you can feel safe, where any difficulties you bring are always treated with respect, held in confidence and accepted in an understanding and non-judgemental manner. We work together to build up a trusting relationship so that the possibility of new choices and a way ahead can become clear for you.

I am a qualified and experienced relationship counsellor and see couples together or partners on their own. My background is in education and I have spent many years using counselling skills with children in schools, students in college and university, and with adults of all ages. I am also qualified to help those with special needs and learning difficulties that may be causing anxiety, anger and low self-esteem. I hold an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate renewed in May 2018. Depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias, abuse and bullying are just a few of the problems that can give us such a hard time and cause misery. I can support you and help you deal with these and other difficulties.

Over the past two years I have undertaken training with Barnardo's/LINK Adoption Service and am now a registered adoption support counsellor, qualified to assist those who have been affected by adoption, for example whose who have been adopted (adoptees), adoptive family members and birth family members.

My sessions last a full hour and I take part in regular training and supervision to keep my skills and knowledge relevant and up-to-date. I am an Integrative therapist which means I am trained in a number of different approaches. This gives me a choice of ways to help you, tailored to your individual needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can be very effective, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.

Please see my website for further information:

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.Ed.(Hons/1st); M.Phil (University of Southampton)
  • Advanced Diploma (Special Needs) (University of Winchester)
  • Integrative Counselling Diploma H.E. (University of Southampton)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Institute of Counselling Glasgow)
  • Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples (EFT) (International Centre for Excellence in EFT Canada)
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Marriage Care, London)
  • Barnardo's Adoption Service Certificate
  • Attachment Focused Therapy (Barnardo's LINK)
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Older people.
Young People and adults with special needs and learning difficulties.
Faith issues / Spirituality.
Family issues.
Employee Assistance (EAP)
Families affected by adoption and birth parents


My current fees are £45 per hour for individuals and £55 for couples.  Fee to be arranged for organisations.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation in which we can talk about your needs and decide whether it might be beneficial for us to have an initial face-to-face session. Call 023 80254878. If I am not available please leave a message and I will get back to you quickly.

Further information

My counselling practice is in Chandlers Ford, near the M3/M27 junction and within easy reach of Winchester, Eastleigh, Romsey, Totton, Hedge End, Fareham, Southampton and surrounding districts. It is a 15 minute walk from Chandlers Ford Station and from frequent bus routes. There is free, on-site parking, with a dedicated counselling room on the ground floor).

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available including early morning if required. (It may be possible to arrange home visits for those with mobility or health problems who cannot travel.)


"I would like to thank you very much indeed for all your help over the last 6 months. I found it very easy to talk to you and to open up to you and I am very glad indeed to have found you... I now carry a more accurate picture of myself and I have a clearer vision of my future path." (male client).

"I would like to say thank you for your patience and interest and support. It really has helped me to prepare for this step which was very scary but now, looking back, it all went so well." (female client)

Maps & Directions

Chandlers Ford, SO53

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Although the premises are not fully accessible to wheelchairs due to a small entrance step, it may be possible to adapt or to meet in a more convenient location. Within the house my counselling room and bathroom are both on the ground floor.


I offer daytime, weekend and evening appointments, including early morning if required.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme