Sue Watkins MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor, COSRT,ATSAC (Sex Addiction Therapist)
I am currently seeing clients online or via the telephone only and not F2F. I have flexibility with timings and later sessions until 10.00 pm Monday - Thursday or by arrangement.
As you are all too aware, we are currently living in difficult times. The pressures of COVID-19 can have an effect on your home life, working life and personal relationships. Perhaps you find yourself working in different ways and making changes that you are not used too. Your feelings can impact on you and affect your physical health and wellbeing.
You may feel alone with your emotions and need a counsellor to talk things through with you or just be there to support you along the way.
You can view my profile below:
I have a business and health working background with rich and diverse experience having counselled individuals and couples from all walks of life and different cultural backgrounds. I offer confidentiality and a space to talk about yourself, your life and any concerns that may be causing you to feel fearful, scared, upset, shame or distress. I also work with panic disorder, trauma, anxiety depression, relationship issues, affairs and betrayals, internet (pornography), sexual addictions/compulsivity, sexual abuse, gambling, eating disorders along with: bereavement, bereavement by suicide, loss and anger management although this list does not cover all aspects of my work.
I will explore your concerns with you and the possibilities of making meaningful choices and changes, to manage and improve your quality of life and feel more prepared when something is not working. As your counsellor, I will work through your issues with you and support you. I will not judge or make decisions for you. My personal approach to problem solving is also practical and solution focused.
My counselling and psychotherapy experience includes:
- National Health Service (NHS)
- Wallace Centre (now known as Maggie’s) cancer care and carer support
- Choices - adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse
- The Cogwheel Trust – emotional and psychological wellbeing
- Marriage Care – relationship support (couples and individuals)
- Sue Ryder – disabilities / bereavement support
- Bliss – for babies born too sick and too small
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2007 and have more than 3,500 hours of experience.
I offer on line/telephone sessions. Please telephone/email to discuss.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership of Professional Associations:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), Senior Accredited.
ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity).
COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Creative Art Therapy
Understanding the effects of childhood abuse
Teaching practice certificate
Advanced Diploma in Sex Addiction
A member of a team that was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community (2010).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified sex addiction therapist. I work with individuals (male or female) for whom sexual compulsivity and porn addiction is affecting their personal lives, relationships, work or health and impacting on quality of life and causing difficulty in forming and maintaining relationships. I also offer support for other addictions and compulsive behaviours.
- I provide a safe and confidential environment.
- You will not be judged.
- Together we will talk through any difficult feelings you may have - such feelings may include: fear, guilt and shame (these feelings may be current and/or stem from your past). I will support you through your recovery and what it means to be free of your addiction.
My work will also include supporting partners who may experience intense emotional pain, shock and distress following the discovery of the behaviour, through their trauma. My focus is to support those wanting to make changes and choices for healthy relationships.