Susan Garnett DipCoun CPCAB, MBACP
Hi, my name is Susan Garnett, most people call me Sue.
My Practice is called The Heart of Change
Your Self Care and Wellbeing is at the Heart of what I do.
I am a Professional Qualified Counsellor and Reiki Practitioner.
I have over 15 years of experience working closely with individuals with mental health problems. Some issues associated with mental health are Trauma, Substance misuse, Unemployment, Exclusion, Isolation, Abuse, Crime, Loss, Poverty, Debt and Breakdown of Relationships.
I have experience of working with individuals and groups who have suffered in some or all of these areas in my role of Counsellor, Family support, Criminal Justice, Mental Health Rehabilitation, Forensic Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Domestic Abuse.
This has provided me with valuable knowledge and experience that I bring to my role in helping others through talking therapy.
I work with an integrative approach where I pull from different schools of therapy that fits with the individual client.
Reiki works on different levels of physical, mental, emotional & spiritual enhancing everything in life.
One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation. This triggers the body's natural healing abilities, immune system, aids better sleep improves and maintains health.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 in Counselling Skills
- The fast Trauma and Phobia Cure
- Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change
- Effective brief Therapy for lifting Depression
- Tackling Addiction
- Stress & Mental Health
- Why do we dream
- PTTLS L4 - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Sector
- Usui Reiki 1 & 2 Practitioner
- Psychotherapy with Uncommon Knowledge
- Self Harm and related issues
- Challenging Behaviour
- Conflict Awareness
- Working with Domestic Abuse
- Substance Abuse
- CBT L5 - distance learning
- First Aid at Work
- Mental Health First Aid
- Health & Safety
- Fire Safety
- GDPR & Confidentiality
- Client Confidentiality
- Management Induction & CQC Registration
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer the 'rewind' technique. The refined version of the Rewind Technique* (as taught by HG College) is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for detraumatising people, which can also be used for removing phobias.
*This technique originated from NLP and was often called the Visual/Kinaesthetic Dissociation technique, the term 'Rewind Technique' being originally coined by Dr David Muss. The version of the Rewind Technique that human givens therapists use was refined by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell to make it as reliably effective as is possible by aligning it with their insights into how trauma and phobias are processed in the brain. HG Therapists now follow a specific Rewind Protocol which follows the essential steps of the process that they set out.
Price £20-£40 sliding scale
Concessions at an agreed rate
I genuinely care for others and take great rewards in helping and creating a safe place. My honesty and Integrity serve me well in this role.
I have drive and passion for change and this is what motivates me. I have volunteered since the age of 16yrs old. I have been involved with Age Concern ( now Age UK) PACT ( police and communities together) Homestart, Surestart, and Mental Health Services.
I am Co-Founder of and facilitate a mental health peer support group for families of loved ones with mental health issues. This is in the community meeting once a month, we are now in our 4th year and looking to develop this further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I will consider home visits for Counselling and Reiki, dependant on disability and assessment. This may incur a slightly higher charge.
Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am till 9 pm Can be flexible on days with prior arrangement
Types of client