Sue Raby

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Relationships, stress, depression, anxiety
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Formby, Merseyside, L37
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you're reading this then life probably isn't going the way you would like and trying to find the solution is adding to the distress.  When searching for a counsellor my first suggestion is go by referral. Ask a friend or colleague who has experienced quality counselling. A trusted friend is the right person to ask. 

If you are reading this part then perhaps the above wasn't any use to you. Help from a qualified and experienced counsellor can help. One who will listen, not judge you, let you be you.

When we meet you'll have a quiet, warm and confidential space to explore the things that  are important to you; the things you want to change, the steps that led you to now and how they can be different for you when moving on. Always at your pace, on your own or with your partner. Most of the sessions offered are at the weekend, including evenings, although there are some weekday times available.

For me the process of being in front of a therapist was a mixture of fascination and insight, that changed aspects of my life.  I had experienced a crisis and was supported through it by a compassionate and capable counsellor.  Having realised the impact counselling could make I joined Relate where I trained as a relationship therapist and then onto general counselling within the GP practices. During this time I developed a special interest in working with older teenagers. 

With over 30 years of helping people untangle the problem into something manageable, I offer a  warm, confidential place where you will not be judged and will be heard; working always at your own pace.

Daytime Thursday and Friday £45

Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday £55

Counselling is not a cure all , but when it works it changes lives.

I work to the National Counselling Society's code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate diploma ( Level 7) in Person-centred counselling (JMU)
  • Relate certificate in marital and relationship therapy.
  • Relate Trained and experienced leader with Separated Parents Information Programme (2016)
  • Postgraduate certificate in secondary education.
  • BSc-Physics
  • ASIST By Papyrus
  • Introduction to Breathwork therapy 
  • Cruse refresher in stages of bereavement
  • Introduction to Polyvagal Therapy
  • Private practice.
  • 10 years working at Relate 

2 years  volunteer counsellor at Choices

8 years in as counsellor in two GP practices.

Areas of expertise:-Couples relationship counselling

Single client counselling for

  • relationship issues/divorce/separation.
  • Post divorce/separation.
  • Bereavement.
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of work role.
  • Empty nest syndrome.

My experience as a teacher led to developing courses to give coping skills to pupils .

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with



£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The hour is exclusively yours. No interruptions, no notes. Yours.   Concessions available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Last evening appointment 8pm. Your call will be picked up if you ring between 9am & 9pm, unless I am working.  Messages will always have a reply ,signed Sue. 

Further information

Fully insured.

Formby, Merseyside, L37

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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