Sue Budden

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Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP (Accred.)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bushey WD23 & Rickmansworth WD3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you are a young person who is feeling anxious, depressed or troubled, I think I can help. I have worked with young people in schools and counselling charities for over ten years and I am now also offering private individual work for ages 10 through to young adults.

Your age group emerged from the pandemic having experienced many difficult circumstances and interruptions to normal life and you may be feeling frustrated or let down by the world. Perhaps you have friendship problems, or even boyfriend/girlfriend upsets. Perhaps your family situation is difficult in some way or you have suffered from losing somebody close to you. Perhaps you just feel miserable or angry, but aren't even sure why.  Maybe you will only need a friendly ear for a few sessions or maybe you feel your problems are more complicated and might take longer to overcome.  We can explore together whether you only need a few sessions, or whether it may take a bit longer to get you feeling better and on the right path again. 

You will find me warm, empathetic and kind - even humorous, when appropriate. I will always take your feelings and problems seriously, though. If you went someone who understands what you are going through, who listens carefully and thinks with you -  helping you towards finding a way to resolve your problems, then please do get in touch. 

How to reach me: please leave a message or text me on my phone or email me. While you are encouraged to approach me yourself, parents/carers are also welcome to enquire on a your behalf. If you would like, parents/carers would be welcome to accompany you to an initial meeting when I will see you together, and/or individually, as you would like.  After we meet, if we both decide that counselling will help, sessions will be weekly, at the same time every week and can be in person, online (via Zoom) or on the phone, as you would prefer.  You don't need to commit before seeing me, so let's meet and see if we think it would help.

Please email me to arrange an initial (free) phone call, where we can discuss whether or not to proceed.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Counselling Skills with Primary School Children, Place2Be.

Certificate in Counselling Skills (humanistic/client-centred). School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents College London.

I am DBS checked and registered with the DBS Update Service

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£65.00 per session

Bushey Therapy Centre, 85 Melbourne Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3LZ

The Wellness Centre, 148 High Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages


My Italian is fairly good although not fluent.

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