Susan Quigley, Regd. MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy
At this current unprecedented time life has changed very much to what we knew before and and for some can be almost unbearable at times. This can lead to feelings of uncertainty of the future, anxiousness, loneliness, fear, and even despair, which in some circumstances can leave us with a feeling of loss of control in our daily life which in turn has an impact on how we live our life in the present. If you are experiencing any of these feelings and are struggling with daily life why not pick up the phone or e-mail because you do not have to experience this alone.
- These feelings you maybe experiencing can relate with Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Low Self Esteem, Relationship Difficulties i.e. a breakdown in a relationship separation/divorce, Bereavement, Stress, Trauma, Family issues, difficulties with our children, behavioural issues, Adoption, addictions whether these maybe drug/alcohol or gambling, issues with Anger, the list is never ending as everyone's experience is individual to them. At these often difficult times in our lives counselling can prove beneficial with the comfort of knowing confidentiality and not feeling judged is very important and often helps us to feel safer when sharing things which often are very painful and difficult to share elsewhere.
I have many years of experience with adults, individual or as a couple, adolescents and children, and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy abiding to their ethics at all times part of which being regular supervision enabling myself to gain greater guidance on how best to work in your best interests and ongoing training.
I work using CBT enabling you to change negative thoughts into a more positive way of thinking/behaving and is mainly for short term counselling which is proven beneficial for mild-moderate depression, anxiety, panic attacks and OCD, Mindfulness, helping you live your life in a more fuller complete way by being in the present moment, instead of the past or future. Or longer term psychotherapy maybe more beneficial where maybe your past experiences are having an impact on the way you are living your life now in the present, we can't change our past however we can choose to change how we live our lives and the choices we choose to make in the present.
I studied at South Essex College, Basildon where I gained my Diploma completing my placement and bereavement training at St. Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower where through volunteering I gained experience of working with the family members who had suffered a loss through cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. I then continued with St. Francis for a further two years after qualifying gaining further experience in bereavement with individuals and families who had suffered a loss.
My further voluntary work was with Open Door, Grays where I worked with adolescents on a one-one basis who presented low self esteem, self harm, eating disorders, poor attendance school/college, relationship breakdowns, drug/alcohol problems, peer pressure and bullying.
Bereavement is where I began my career as a Counsellor at St. Francis Hospice, where I gained experience and insight into the many different forms of loss and the impact this can have on our daily life.
However from this my clients have come and remain to do so with many different issues and in doing so I have since and continuously gain greater experience in many different areas i.e. Relationship Difficulties, either as a couple or as a family, adoption, family issues, Anxiety, Trauma, Mild-Moderate Depression, Low Self Esteem, Panic Attacks, OCD, Eating Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Grief/Loss, Bullying in the school and Work Place, Behavioural/Anger Issues, Stress Work Related/Personal Addictions, Alcohol/Drugs, Marital Issues, Gender Issues, and any other issue you may be struggling with at this current time.
A lot of my work is family based where I work as an Adoption Counsellor for Link- Barnardos working in the field of Attachment/Life Work working with parents/children who have or are experiencing often great trauma in their lives, prior to adoption and can at times struggle with their own identity.
I also offer Relationship Counselling where there maybe issues relating to communication problems/or a betrayal my role in this situation is to facilitate an environment where together you can work through what maybe having an impact on the relationship you maybe once had and would like to re-establish again.
My continuing professional development is ongoing which is where I attend various different workshops/programmes i.e. Barnardos, where I qualified as an Adoption Counsellor by completing their Adoption Training Programme in the form of Attachment Focused Counselling, Life Story Work, and Re-Connect. Introduction to Working with Couples Workshop, Introduction to Mindfulness Therapy Workshop, and Trauma/Recovery Programme for PTSD and Disassociative Disorder.
I can offer you short time limited counselling or long term psychotherapy in a friendly safe environment where you can feel comfortable to share with me as much or as little as you would like, with the safety of knowing you will not be judged in any way and are able to be just you, which often can be very difficult, in the outside world, as sometimes we all may need a helping hand along the way to re-discover who we are and what our own individual needs/goals are, so if you feel in need of support for whatever reason this maybe, why not give me a call on 0758 1634063 or if you prefer email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what maybe is on your mind and begin taking the first step in gaining back the control you may have lost in your life you may just find this could make the difference you have been searching for.
I offer On-Line Therapy Telephone Counselling and am returning back to Face-Face Therapy in September where I will be working within Government Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Brain Based Attachment Interventions to Transform Troubled Lives April 2019 (Dan Hughes)
- Life Story Work (Coram Workshop)
What is Play Therapy (Barnardos) Workshop
Trauma, Dissociation Disorder & Recovery (PODS Training)
Working with Shame and Compulsivity (The Centre for Psychosexual Health)
- Inner Child Workshop/Transactional Analysis
Mindfulness for Healthy Living Workshop (April 2015)
Attachment Focused Counselling Training (October 2014)
Approved Adoption Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency (June 2014)
Enhanced DBS Barnardo's (previously CRB) MARCH 2023
- Introduction to Couple Work (Working therapeutically with couples) March 2014
Certificate of Attendance Management of ADHD & Associated problems in children (March 2014)
Certificate of Registration (BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) April 2014
Children Family and Play Therapy Training (3 day course) September 2013
BACP Workshop Setting up a Private Counselling Practise (September 2011)
Child Protection Level 1
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB August 2010)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB September 2008)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB June 2007)
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Hypnotherapy relating with sleep problems, phobias, etc.
Fees are 75.00 per 90 minute session.
As a link - Barnardo's Adoption Counsellor I specialise in Attachment/Trauma Therapy working with families and children who have/are experiencing difficulties with their relationships with others.
I also offer counselling for officers in partnership with the PFOA Charity.
Fees: Fees are £50.00 for 60 minutes for Individuals, Couples fees are 70.00 for 60 minutes and Student rates are offered at a cost of £35.00 per 50 minute session where 6 sessions are allocated and payment made in full at time of booking. Concessions are available upon request based on a sliding scale.
Fees are payable in full unless prior 48 hours is given in the event of cancellation.
Concessions offered for
Mainly the issues my clients bring to counselling relate with Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Trauma, Bereavement issues including unresolved grief, Anger problems, Panic Attacks, Alcohol and Drug issues, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Stress, Relationship Difficulties, Affairs/Betrayal, Separation/Divorce Financial difficulties, Loss of employment, Retirement, loss of a pet, loss of identity, infertility problems, mild-moderate depression, eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, self harm, troubled adolescents, bullying, attachment issues, adoption and whatever else life may throw your way, you don't have to face alone.
Relationship difficulties come in many different forms, and often this is where counselling can help i. e. if there is a communication breakdown or family conflict which cannot be resolved elsewhere often having a safe space away from the home environment can help to resolve the issues which may be having an impact on your relationship.
I haven't got the magic wand you may hope for however what I do have is a warm safe environment where you can be you. Whether this is due to feeling lost and alone or just want a helping hand to find your way, counselling will help you to explore the difficult times in your life, enabling you to have a clearer understanding of where you may want to be.
Counselling as in life can be a journey and at times can be painful however through experiencing this process can help you begin to feel more complete and help gain back more control of enjoying a happier fuller life.
As a counsellor throughout our therapeutic relationship together I will show you empathic understanding, unconditional positive regard, ongoing support and begin a journey with you whether this be short or long term I will be with you every step of the way.
"Therapy isn't always easy however can improve your emotional well-being at a time where maybe nothing else can".
At this current time, I am aware this is a time where people may need extra support however may not always feel comfortable with Face to Face Therapy, however for your safety and that of my own I will be adhering to Government Guidelines and my governing body BACP'S Code of Practice by asking you to wear a mask (and myself) in our sessions together (exception to this any health reasons for not doing so) and to bring with you a bottle of water if required. There is Hand Sanitiser for your use both in the therapy room and around the centre's building.
I am now also additionally offering Telephone Counselling/Skype and Whats App Video or via Zoom if you prefer this line of contact.