Sue Smith MSc, Reg. MBACP
Personal private therapy in a quiet location in South West Durham area.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Pre-trial therapy in line with pre trial therapy protocols for witnesses/victims attending court.
Standard fee £50 per hour session
Student counsellors £30 per hour session
Free initial assessment
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Outreach sessions may be available in some circumstances
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Early evening appointments available Tuesday & Thursday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|