Susan Adams MBACP (Accred). MA., Dip.Couns., Dip.Sup.
I am a generic adult Counsellor, child and young persons Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I have 18 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; looked after children in foster care.
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. This can be short-term therapy or longer term, depending on the roots of their problems.
I work with children from 2 upwards, offering a range of creative media to help them express their emotions safely. I help parents gain understanding of the root of their behaviour and can give advice on different parental approaches that could benefit their child. Children do not need to be articulate to attend.
My work also involves parent and baby work for those who have difficulties in the bonding process.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£50 per hour for child/adolescent therapy
£45 per hour for adult counselling
£50 per hour for supervision (£45 per hour for trainees)
My area of work is Sawbridgeworth and Harlow.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible working daytime and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an integrative Supervisor covering adult, child and young peoples work.