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About me

I am a systemic counsellor with existential thinking. I use our relationship to explore your relationships and the impact life's problems have on you. Feeling heard, respected and validated can at the very least bring us some peace, but more often it brings with it a reassurance that we are not broken, that our bodies and emotions are simply reacting to our experiences. Sometimes you just need the right questions to discover that you have the answer to the way forward - I'd like to help you find the right questions.

If you want to check out whether we can work together, we can arrange a complimentary 30 minute session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BSc (First Class Hons) Systemic Counselling
  • Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling

​Training

  • Advanced Training for Trauma Treatment of Complex PTSD
  • Substance Misuse Awareness
  • ASSIST Brief Suicide Intervention
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Introduction to the Sesame Approach Workshop
  • First Aid at Work and AED Training

Online Learning

  • Using compassion and body awareness to help people make peace with food
  • Supporting male victims of sexual abuse
  • Stabilisation work in complex trauma counselling
  • Working creatively with post trauma states, dissociation and addictions
    Co-dependency
  • Practical counselling strategies & interventions in addiction work
    Working with survivors of domestic abuse and violence: addressing the needs of male and female counselling clients in the UK
  • The dilemmas of working with risky adolescents
  • Supporting children who have experienced early years’ trauma and broken attachments on childhood development
  • Difficult behaviour is the language of distress. It’s loud and clear – Who is listening?
  • Safeguarding: navigating dilemmas, decisions and conflicts inside and outside the therapy room
  • How to reduce anxiety in students and young people
  • How to Break the Cycle of Depression
  • Effective Anger Management
  • From Stress to Psychosis: how to prevent mental illness
  • Effective brief psychotherapy
  • Understanding Anxiety – and managing it without drugs

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

  • Standard fee £55

If you'd like to check out whether we can work together, we can arrange a complimentary 30 minute session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Contact me for current availability

Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Sue O'Brien BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling MBACP She/her

Sue O'Brien BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling MBACP She/her