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MBACP

About me

Hello and welcome. I'm Sue and I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist working near Harrogate, North Yorkshire and online across the UK.

If you're searching for a counsellor you may be struggling to cope with something in your past or with a build up of feelings and challenges which seem impossible to navigate. Perhaps your usual ways of dealing with life aren't working this time; perhaps you are overwhelmed with anxiety, sadness, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, adhd (diagnosed or suspected) or perhaps a past traumatic event or situation is affecting your present.

How might I help you?

I provide a confidential, warm and non-judgemental space in which you can be heard and where you can explore what you are experiencing, see things which you may have previously been unaware of and open up new perspectives and choices.

I am an Integrative Therapist which means that I draw upon many therapeutic models and approaches (eg Person centred / CBT / Transactional Analysis) to suit the unique individual that you are. 

I may help you to develop strategies to manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours and their associated physical effects; seek to understand more fully how the past might colour the future or simply listen to you talk about difficult experiences  about which you would not wish to talk to family and friends. Clients have told me that being able to talk without judgement has helped them to explore areas of thinking that they hadn't dared to look at before, and this investment in themselves has had significant effects on their personal strength and their relationships with others.

Counselling can free up space for you to develop a greater sense of wellbeing.

Some examples of issues I work with:

I offer short-term and long-term therapy and have a wealth of experience in working with people of all ages, including working with generalised anxiety, relationship and family issues, living with the effects of past abuse, low self-esteem, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, 'empty nest' challenges, workplace issues, stress, compassion fatigue,  and retirement life changes.

Further information

I understand that taking a step to ask for support can be daunting. Please do get in touch so that we can explore what therapy might offer you, or visit my website to find out more about how I work.  You can contact me by email or phone with any questions or to book a first meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist holding a masters level BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction) and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their ethical framework.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compassion fatigue (for example I work with clergy / social workers / carers)

Parenting identity issues and 'empty nest' challenges

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Harrogate, HG3

Erasmus Street, London, SW1P

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I currently provide telephone and online appointments and will continue to offer this service in future, in addition to face-to-face meetings when government restrictions allow.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp

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