Sues George PGDip Integrative Counsellor UWN MBACP
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile.I am a warm, compassionate and understanding professionally qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have been very involved in supporting people suffering with anxiety and worry during this challenging time. Anxiety can feel paralysing at times, but talking to someone and working out how best to reduce and manage anxiety can really help us to feel better able to cope and go on with our lives. I believe that we are all unique and we are shaped by our past and present experiences. When we find the time to explore our experiences with someone who is trustworthy and non judgemental we can begin to heal and find the keys to unlocking our potential and getting the most out of our lives while planing for your future. I am passionate about helping you reach your potential and overcoming any obstacles you may be facing.
Counselling is a private and confidential conversation with a therapist. Each counselling session will usually last for 50 minutes and will take place on a day and at a time that is convenient for you. You are in control of how many counselling sessions you want or feel you need.
Counselling can help us to develop an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships, aiming to support you to find positive and helpful ways to find healing and to move forward.
I have professional liability insurance via Towergate insurers.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a post graduate diploma in integrative counselling from the University of Wales Newport. Integrative means that I use aspects from person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and relational psychodynamic therapy to ensure the "best fit" of counselling model for your individual needs and preferences. This allows flexibility within the counselling process.
I have experience working for charities that offer support tto families and carers of loved ones who have adiagnosis of dementia and late onset mental illness,working for an employment well-being service, a project that specifically supports victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse, as well as in my own private practice. I have also previously taught counselling skills at a local F.E college and worked with counselling students who are undertaking counselling training courses.
- Residential social care worker supporting young people with challenging behaviour, Asperges and Autism
- Parenting support worker
- Family crisis intervention worker
- NVQ/QCF assessor and internal verifier in health and social care
- Care manager for people who have been diagnosed with dementia
Areas of counselling experience:
- Carers issues
- Couple counselling
- Domestic violence
- Parenting difficulties
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual addiction
- Spiritual issues
- Work related issues
I have lived abroad for a year so I am familiar with issues relating to living as an expat away from home and then reintergrating back into your country of origin.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling £35 for the first session and then £40 for consecutive sessions.
Student discount £30 per session.
Couple counselling £55 first session and the £60 for consecutive sessions
Payment through bank transfer before the appointment.
Types of counselling used:
Integrative, which uses elements of Existential Humanistic, Person Centred, Relational Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.