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Sue Smith MSc, Reg. MBACP

Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5
07771540193 07771540193
Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5

About me

Personal private therapy in a quiet location in South West Durham area.

SECURE ONLINE FACILITIES AVAILABLE

I provide therapeutic counselling for a range of issues and presentations utilising the assorted tools I have developed through many years working with a range of clients.

Acknowledging the individuality of each client is paramount. What feels comfortable to one person may fill another with dread. Therefore I maintain a holistic approach and focus on enabling and empowering individuals through a range of talking therapies and use of mediums such as drawings and diagrams as appropriate.

I have worked with traumatised individuals since 1991. Predominantly victims of crime and those experiencing loss through sudden fatality.

All counselling work undertaken subject to acceptance at initial assessment.

Outreach available in some circumstances. Telephone counselling on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling: Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (cpcab)

Current DBS at Enhanced level

Level 3 Safeguarding

2017 Special Award Winner:
Outstanding Commitment for Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse, (PCC for Cleveland).

Qualified: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Advanced Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) practitioner.

Pre trial therapy provider

Chartered Manager and MCMI

MSc School of Health & Social Care

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pre-trial therapy in line with pre trial therapy protocols for witnesses/victims attending court.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Standard fee £50 per hour session

Student counsellors £30 per hour session

Free initial assessment

Newton Aycliffe
Durham
DL5

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

Outreach sessions may be available in some circumstances

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Early evening appointments available Tuesday & Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Sue Smith MSc, Reg. MBACP

Sue Smith MSc, Reg. MBACP