Sue Stradling Therapy And Training
At the moment, I am offering online (using Zoom) and telephone counselling sessions only. As soon as we are advised by the Government, and my professional organisation, BACP, I will be able to start face-to-face sessions again.
Hello, I'm Sue. I'm a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer, and accredited member of the BACP, offering a professional, confidential counselling service in Neath SA11, South Wales. If you feel that talking with someone may help you, please contact me and we can arrange a free initial meeting by telephone or email. It may help you decide if counselling is appropriate for you now and, importantly, if I am the right counsellor for you. I'm also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and coach.
My counselling approach is person-centred, and I will provide a safe, caring and non-judgemental space for to you explore your concerns. I use creative and expressive art techniques within sessions, to help you look at issues in new ways and gain new insights to enable you to make changes that are important for you.
I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to clients who self-refer or who are referred by local organisations, employment assistance providers and by existing clients. Therapy and supervision is available face-to-face, online or via telephone. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer safe and expert therapy and have undertaken in-depth training to enable me to help you.
Choosing a therapist is important. You need to be confident in your choice, so that you can feel at ease and make progress more effectively.
For the past few years, I have been employed as Counselling and Training Co-ordinator at a local Mind charity, where I have gained vast experience in working with clients with emotional and mental health issues. I have also trained with New Pathways, working with survivors of sexual abuse (including childhood sexual abuse).
I have listed my main qualifications and training for you to check my credentials. I undertake CPD regularly to keep up-to-date with current practice.
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS approved)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing)
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Health
- Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
- Advanced Diploma in Nutrition
- Stress Management in the Workplace
- Diploma in Mindfulness
- Mental Health First Aid Training
- Certificate in Working in Sexual Violence Settings
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions last up to an hour and are for an individual.
Session fees: £40 (payable at first session or beforehand by bank transfer)
Six sessions: £200 (payable at first session or beforehand by bank transfer)
Hypnotherapy sessions include a CD or audio recording.
Students requiring counselling or coaching as part of their course: £30 per session or £250 for 10 sessions (payable at first session or beforehand by bank transfer)
COUNSELLING AND/OR HYPNOTHERAPY SUPERVISION
Counselling and/or Hypnotherapy supervision: £50 per hour and a half.
Sessions take place at the Health Dispensary, Neath, which has safe, secure and private rooms for us to use. I also offer sessions by telephone and online, and, where appropriate, home visits.
WALK AND TALK
Sessions are offered whilst walking and talking in a suitable location. The initial assessment session takes place at the Health Dispensary, Neath, and we will discuss the suitability of this type of session for you, and also where we can meet.
I offer counselling sessions via Skype, which is a secure, encrypted service where we can talk face to face. This is particularly suited to clients who find it difficult to leave the house because of their physical or mental health.
Home visits can be arranged where suitable and necessary. Please contact me to discuss.
I understand that making the first contact can be a big step. Don’t worry, I am approachable and I will do my best to put you at your ease.