Susan Coldwell - BSc; DipHe; MBACP (Accred)
Due to recent announcements by the UK Government in relation to the spread of Coronavirus I have taken the decision to halt all in-person counselling sessions until further notice. I will now only be seeing clients online. This is a temporary step but one which feels right and necessary in these difficult circumstances.
I offer a safe space where you can speak to someone in confidence who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems, working with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your owner natural inner resources you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
I spent four years working in a specialist domestic abuse service with both men and women who had experienced trauma as a result of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I worked with both current and historic abuse including issues of historic childhood abuse.
Survivors of abuse often suffer with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and mental health problems. The focus of counselling differs for each person but often involves working through complex emotions and traumatic experiences.
I spent 18 months working in the NHS with adults who have been diagnosed with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. This work has included an in-depth exploration of self identity, social isolation, individual difference, learning disabilities, anxiety, emotional regulation and management of stress.
I also have knowledge and experience of working with single parents, bereavement, chronic ill health and pain, caring for the elderly and those with dementia.
Sheffield City Center
Just off Campo Lane behind Sheffield Catherdral, two minutes walk from the Cathedral tram stop
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics which includes regular use of supervision and ongoing training for my personal and professional development. In the last year I have participated in several workshops/short courses including:
• Conference: Multidisciplinary approaches to working with CSE
• Working with Self harm
• Working with Suicidal Clients
• Conference: NAS Autism and Adulthood
• Conference: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Complex Trauma and its Treatment
• Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexualized Trauma
If you have any questions or to arrange an appointment please email me on:
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology
DIP Person Centred counselling and psychotherapy
Certificate in Understanding Autism, Aspergers and ADHD
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Pathways Family Support Center - Barnsley Domestic Violence Service.
NHS Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodevelopmental Service
Private Practice in Sheffield
Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals: £45 for a 50 minute session.
Couples: £75 for a 60 minute session.
Payment accepted by cash, bank transfer or debit card.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 10am - 6pm Thursday 10am - 8pm Friday 10am - 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|