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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: £45 for a 50 minute session.
Couples: £75 for a 60 minute session.
Payment accepted by cash, bank transfer or debit card.