Sue Brooks

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Emsworth, West Sussex, PO10
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About me

I am an experienced and qualified therapist and supervisor who has worked for over 40 years with both adults and children. I have many years of experience working with the bereaved and currently volunteer both for Cruse and The Compassionate Friends, working extensively with bereaved people, especially parents, both individually and in a group, having built on my previous bereavement training and undertaken specialist bereavement training, specialising in traumatic and sudden death.

Statutory sector work includes 10+ years with CAMHS and as many years working for Portsmouth Counselling Service, Social Care and managing a youth counselling service and over 35 years of private practice.

I offer long and short term work with both adults and children, to suit their needs.

So whilst experience and qualifications give authenticity and creditability to the therapeutic session, I have often sat and wondered what are the key elements to a successful counselling relationship.

People come to counselling for many different reasons and to enable people to use that time productively they need to build a warm and trusting environment with their counsellor.

I aim to offer all those I work with a calm, safe and secure space in which both adults and children can begin to explore what is troubling them and work towards a way forward in their lives.

Whilst I work in an integrative way, I tailor my work to suit the individual, never judging or pushing but listening to my clients, understanding them and working with them in a way that they feel comfortable with.

I have experienced counselling myself and genuinely believe that as an individual we can begin to make changes in our lives, to laugh again and to begin to enjoy life as a whole.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • UKRCP Registered
  • HCPC Registered
  • MA in Applied Social Studies
  • BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion
  • Diploma in Counselling (1999: Portsmouth University)
  • Diploma in Supervision (Guildford University)
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Certificate in Education
  • Master Practitioner in NLP
  • CBT Practitioner (NHS)
  • Certificate in Coaching
  • Certificate in NVR Practice
  • CRUSE Training
  • Suicide and other sudden, traumatic death training.

Continuing professional development and many relevant training courses:

  • Long established private practice working with both adults and children.
  • Experienced Supervisor working in both the statutory and voluntary sectors.
  • CAMHS (10+ years) 
  • Youth Counselling - managing and working in this field.
  • Adult Counselling Service - founder member and long standing practitioner
  • Experienced therapist for those who have lost a child.
  • Work with adults & children
  • Family work
  • Understanding substance misuse
  • Bereavement and complicated grief work (sudden death, suicide)
  • Group work
  • 'Just a space to be'
  • Consultancy work

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).

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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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Bereavement and complicated loss.
  • Specialist in bereavement counselling.
  • Experienced in losing a child at any age.
  • Addiction in the family
  • CBT
  • NVR - non violence resistance work ( alternative ways to deal with anger)
  • Creative work

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a 10% discount for a block of 6 sessions, paid in advance.

Supervision fees are 75.00 an hour for individuals and £80.00 an hour for organisations.

Zoom and home appointments available.

I have ground premises with some disabled access.

There is off road parking.

When I work

Flexible appointments are available, including before and after work.

Emsworth, West Sussex, PO10

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I have ground floor premises with disabled access. I am happy to do home visits, if this is more helpful.

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In person

One of the best aspects of my work is offering supervision to counsellors.

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Sue Brooks
Sue Brooks