Sue Smith MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced person-centred, humanistic counsellor. The person-centred approach is one that is non-directive and empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process.
Humanistic therapy helps the client to develop a stronger, healthier sense of self, as well as access and understand their feelings to assist in gaining a sense of meaning in their life.
There are times in our lives when we feel that everything has become too much and we need some support.
It is at these times when it can be useful to share our thoughts and feelings in order to understand them and ultimately to live a fuller and more rewarding life.
It is my belief that within the safety of the therapeutic relationship lasting change can take place.
I offer a safe, warm and supportive space where together we can build a trusting relationship to enable you to talk about whatever it is that brings you to counselling and to work towards gaining a healthier sense of self.
Some of the issues that clients may bring to counselling include:
Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss, Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Family issues.
The first step is that I will set up a mutually convenient initial appointment that lasts 30-40 minutes and is free of charge where we can discuss what you want to get out of your counselling and any questions that you may want to ask me. This is not a counselling session but gives us the opportunity to meet and for you to decide whether you wish to take the work forward. If you do then we would arrange a day and time that works and these sessions last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling 2010.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, MBACP(Accred) and therefore abide by their ethical framework.
I have professional indemnity insurance and am DBS (CRB) checked.
I have regular supervision which I regard as an integral part of good practice.
My private practice is in Brighton, where I see a range of clients who bring their own individual challenges.
I also work one day a week for The Haven Project supporting men and women who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence.
I have worked in a GP practice offering one to one counselling to a range of clients presenting a variety of issues.
I have also worked with children, in a primary school in Croydon seeing 5-11 year olds, both individually and in groups.
My experience includes working with young people in a sixth form college in Brighton.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial 30-40 minute appointment free of charge.
£40 per 50 minute session.
Counselling students concessionary rate of £30 for duration of study.
For full address details please contact me.
My dedicated counselling room is on the first floor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|