Sue Collier, PGDip Counselling, UKCP Reg, MBACP
Hello and a very warm welcome.
If you are going through a difficult time in your life and are feeling sad, depressed or anxious, talking things through can help. You may have lost someone close, be experiencing work-stress, bullying, family or relationship difficulties, or need to explore past painful experiences, counselling can support you as you come to terms with these difficulties..
I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
I understand that it can be daunting to seek counselling help but I want to reassure you that I offer a confidential, supportive space where you can talk about your experiences without fear of judgement. I can help you understand your situation better and manage your difficulties.
We all encounter stress in modern life but sometimes this builds up and becomes overwhelming. Bottling things up can be harmful so whatever is happening for you, counselling can help.
I am a Person-centred counsellor, which means that you decide what you want to discuss and what the goals of counselling might be. I don't give advice but listen and help you find your own solutions and gain a better understanding of how events have affected you.
I offer support with:
- low self-esteem and confidence
- bereavement, grief and loss
- anger management
- post-traumatic stress
- historic childhood abuse
- domestic abuse
- work-related issues
- managing change
- family & relationship issues
I am a registered member of the British Associstion for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and work according to their ethical guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 1 & 11
- BA Honours Combined Studies
- HNC Biomedical Science
I have worked as a Counsellor since 2011 and have worked with people affected by a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, historic sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, stress, and low self-esteem.
I also have personal experience of many life issues, including bereavment, redundancy and being a carer.
I have a private practice and work from counselling rooms in Manchester City Centre.
I regularly attend supervision and additional training.
- working with grief, loss & bereavement
- working with trauma & post-traumatic stress
- domestic abuse
- counselling survivors of sexual abuse
- compassion-focused therapy
- stress management
- suicide awareness
- the use of creativity in therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also help with post-natal depression and difficult emotions following a traumatic birth, and the difficulties adjusting to being a family, and stress associated with parenthood.
I also work with domestic abuse; this includes emotional abuse and mental abuse as well as physical violence/rape.
I offer support to carers and coping strategies to help deal with this stressful situation.
The fee is £40 for a 50 minute counselling session.
Concessionary rates are available to people on a low income/benefits and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|