Sue Williams

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9EG
01462 458677 01462 458677 07713 247139 07713 247139 Registered / Accredited
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9EG

About me

I provide short or long term therapy, with individuals, couples, and organisations.  I have thirty years' experience of working with both personal and work related issues, particularly dealing with somatic distress and anxiety and stress. Many people come for counselling when there is stress in important relationships, and our relational patterns are essential to being healthy and balanced in life. Stress and difficulties, changes and transitions in our own lives or in the lives of important people in our lives can cause sleep, eating or other disruption in your usual coping behaviours. Regaining a sense of balance both physically and emotionally is key to improving your quality of life.

An Integrative practitioner, I am a relational counsellor, working through your present difficulties to develop your insight, self awareness and self efficacy.

An initial session means we can decide whether we can work together and if I am not the right person for you, I will aim to refer you elsewhere.  I also offer mediation, debriefing and training.

I believe that spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual fulfilment are equally important and counselling should bring you back into a healthier balance.

Research experience:

  • neurobiological change and transformation in individuals,
  • community and organisational communications
  • understanding control behaviours (eg. addictive patterns) in relation to anxiety.and trauma

I am an accredited clinical supervisor to both qualified and trainee counsellors, individually and in groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Accredited as a counsellor and supervisor (both individuals and groups)
  • Research Masters Degree - understanding transformation and learning in adults

I have developed training programmes to national training standards for over 25 years and designed and delivered bespoke training for public and private organisational teams.

I designed and delivered group programmes for women affected by domestic abuse and violence, with many clients progressing into independence financially emotionally as well as finding healthier new relationships for themselves.

My private practice over 30 years has allowed me to develop approaches to counselling , responding to client's realities, whether that is working with dreams, narrative, writing or symbols.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

I additionally provide organisational or family mediation, and am able to travel in the South East/East Anglia region.

Discounted fees are available for trainees entering into long term therapy contracts during their training.

I have extensive experience of providing critical incident debriefing as required for organisational groups as required.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£40/hour for individuals
£60/hour for couples

negotiable for long term clients and trainees

Supervision:  £40/hour

Further information

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone to discuss any questions you may have. If you do arrange an initial appointment, this does not commit you to any further sessions and this is an initial meeting to explore whether I am the right person for you.

If I do not think we will work well together, I am happy to suggest other practitioners or organisations that may be more helpful.

I am an approved BUPA provider as well as receiving referrals from a range of EAP companies.

Fig Tree Cottage
28 Blackhorse Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9EG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Ground floor toilet facilities available. Parking directly outside the premises.

Availability

I am able to offer flexible times to be mutually agreed when contracting for counselling

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer Integrative supervision to individual counsellors and to groups, supervising psychodynamic, humanistic and IAPT providers.I supervise both trainees and qualified counsellors and have supported several counsellors through the BACP accreditation process and through other post graduate training qualifications.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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01462 458677 01462 458677

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