Susan Adams MBACP (Accred). MA., Dip.Couns., Dip.Sup.
I am a generic adult Counsellor, child and young persons Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have 20 years experience of working with adults and children covering a variety of issues.
My areas of specialism are; trauma, anxiety, domestic abuse, grief and loss, relational issues, parent and child work, child behavioural problems; adolescent work and looked after children in foster care.
For adult counselling, therapy offered is humanistic. I offer a range of skills and interventions that are tailored to meet individual needs. My belief is that people, with the right support, can become empowered to change their lives and overcome the obstacles they are faced with. This is achieved by being listened to, heard and understood in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental way. Counselling can be short-term or long term, depending on the depth of the issues.
Working with children consists of offering a range of creative media to help them express their emotions safely. If beneficial, I can help parents through feedback sessions, understand the root of their child's difficulties and offer strategies to manage their behaviour. Children do not need to be articulate to attend.
With young people, talking therapy and creative media can be used, whatever suits them as a way of expression.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Child Adolescent and Family Therapy
- Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Supervision
- TFT (Thought Field Therapy known as "Tapping" trained)
- Theraplay informed practice
My experience extends to:
Clinical Lead and Safeguarding Lead in a young persons counselling centre.
Senior Counsellor and Supervisor - in the housing sector working with adults and children specialising in domestic abuse; trauma; anxiety; grief and loss; depression;
Contracted therapist - Foster care; identity issues; self-harm; anger; behavioural problems; school exclusion; attachment trauma
Trainer Level 6 Child Adolescent Course
Supervisor for trained and trainee counsellors
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
£50 per hour for child/adolescent therapy
£45 per hour for adult counselling face to face, online and telephone
£50 per hour for supervision (£45 per hour for trainees)
Concessions offered for
I am based in Sawbridgeworth which is approximately 4-5 miles from Harlow town centre and approximately 5 miles from Bishops Stortford town centre.