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Welcome to Sue Lovell Counselling, Registered MBACP, Relate Accredited
I hope the sections below help you find what you are looking for. I have over 30 years experience of bringing about positive change for my clients.
Areas of expertise, training and experience :-
- Relationship difficulties, affairs, conflict, communication, intimacy
- Couples Counselling
- Separation and divorce, impact on children and moving forward
- Anger management
- Anxiety, stress and depression
- Bereavement, grief, loss and change
- Abuse, historical or ongoing
- Climate Anxiety
How Counselling can help
Being able to speak to someone who is non judgemental and impartial can be freeing. It allows the client to lighten the load, to look at difficulties from new perspectives, to consider solutions, identify change, explore blocks and put things into action to bring about those desired changes. Counselling allows the client to feel accepted, to realise they are 'good enough' and to improve mental health and develop confidence. Understanding our past experiences and how that influences our choices, reactions and behaviours is often part of the work we do in session. I believe counselling is about change. I help people achieve those changes and feel privileged to accompany my clients on their journey of growth for a period of time.
What happens in a First Session
I offer a free 15 minute telephone call if you would like to speak to me before you book an appointment. Feeling comfortable with your counsellor will be important to you, so this gives you the opportunity to ask questions about counselling, or describe a little what you wish to work on, but most importantly you will get an idea if I am the right fit for you. Some clients prefer to email or call and book a first appointment.
I will ask what you need to feel comfortable in our first session, then take a few basic details to get us started and will have asked you by email to look at a questionnaire that helps me get a snap shot of how you are feeling regarding anxiety and depression. Then we will look at what you wish to work on and what you hope to achieve. This helps us develop a plan. I may give you resources to take away if that is something you would work with. We go at your pace, sessions are often weekly to start with and sometimes less often as work progresses. Session length is one full hour. Number of sessions depends on your presenting issues and what feels helpful to you.
My Therapeutic Approach
I describe my therapeutic approach as Integrative. This means I draw upon various theories and training to best suit the client, essential is that you feel safe to talk, want to understand your reactions, feelings and behaviours, and are willing to explore solutions to bring about the change you desire. These methods include :-
- Solution Focussed
- Rogers Three Stage Model
My connection with ADHD
I have experience of ADHD, from my own personal family life and the work with clients over the years. Whether you have a diagnosis or not, being able to understand this condition, to accept yourself and perhaps help others to understand you can have a positive effect on your life. Living with ADHD is a struggle and exhausting. Gaining knowledge, strategies, feeling understood and processing the grief that often accompanies this condition can bring about improvement in general well being and confidence.
I have a qualification as an ADHD Clinical Services Provider.
My practice has been delivered in :-
- Relate Centres
- Probation Centres
- Children's Centres
- GP Practice
- Health Assured EAP
- Private Practice
I hope you find information here that assists you to feel safe enough to decide if my service and experience might be the right fit for you. I believe the person feeling comfortable with their therapist is important in aiding that first step towards healing, solutions and improved well being or relationships. To facilitate this, I offer a free 15 minute telephone call which you can request by using the Intro Call Button at the top of the profile. Alternatively, email or send a text to agree a suitable time.
I am a Registered Member of BACP, abide by it's code of practice and work within its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010), . I attend regular supervision and attend Continuous Professional Development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 30 years of experience delivering counselling to individuals and couples for a National Organisation, the main focus being relationship counselling for individuals and couples. I worked for 11 years offering a counselling service to offenders in a Probation setting. My work also involves delivering training courses to professional organisations and life skills courses within the community to adult learners. I have also worked with people going through the courts regarding contact with children.
I engage in regular CPD to update my knowledge around areas that impact on relationships and well being.
- Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice
- PTLLS Level 4
- City&Guilds Level 4 NVQ in Advice and Guidance
- City&Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Delivering Learning
- NOCN Level 3 Group Skills Theory and Practice for Trainers
- NOCN Level 3 The Relate Programme Family Support Skills for Volunteers
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Session is 60 minute. A free 15 minute session is offered.
A reduction may be negotiated dependent on circumstances or evidence.
When I work
Sessions are available from 9am, early evening session at 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday.