Sue Bearder Dip Couns MBACP
I am based in Cirencester and Stroud and have training and a great deal of experience in working with children, teenagers and adults.
What you can expect from counselling sessions with me:
I am an experienced integrative counsellor who can help you to explore and work through the issues that are having a negative impact on your life. Making sense of life experiences, relationships, thoughts and feelings can lead you towards a deeper understanding of yourself from a new perspective, which can be insightful and empowering.
What happens once you contact me:
We'll make an appointment to meet for an initial 50 minute session, where I will ask you some questions and make some notes, and we can think about how counselling may help you with your particular issues. If you decide to go ahead we'll make a plan for further sessions. There is a reduced fee of £20 for this session.
I have a Person Centred Approach to Counselling, believing that within a therapeutic relationship the client, whatever their age, benefits from feeling listened to, accepted and understood within a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space.
I also integrate other approaches appropriate to individual clients issues and needs, taking into account their developmental and life stage and whether they require long or short term counselling. When working with children and young people I often offer directed or non-directed creative and / or play methods to enable them to process their feelings and experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People (National Counselling Society)
- BA (Hons) Degree in Communication Studies (Linguistics and Psychology)
- Post Graduate Teaching Certificate (Primary)
Alongside my private practice I work for two brilliant charities in Gloucestershire:
Cotswold Counselling, where I work with adults at the Centre in Cirencester supporting them to explore a wide range of issues. I also work within Primary School Settings with children aged between 7 and 11 years of age.
TIC+ who offer counselling to Children and Young People aged 9 - 21 years across the county
I continually update my knowledge and understanding of issues that clients bring, through Continued Professional Development and reading widely. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within their ethical framework for good practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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£40 per 50 minute session. First session £20.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
If it is not possible for you to access my counselling room via stairs, please let me know as I can arrange an alternative room.
Monday - Thursday (daytime and early evening)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|