Susan Reevy

Susan Reevy

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14 Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PT

07538 103 416

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About me

My name is Sue and I have been a counsellor in Exeter for six years, having completed an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I absolutely love working as a counsellor and feel truly privileged when people share their lives with me. Having undergone therapy myself during training and since to ensure my own personal development continues, I know first-hand what a challenging but rewarding process counselling can be.

Modern life can be hectic and stressful even without other contributing factors such as a big life change. It can be easy to forget to take care of our mental wellbeing until we start to feel or see the ‘cracks’. The analogy of the home can be a useful one in counselling. Having solid foundations is the first step. Our developmental years are key to this and considered to be the time when the ‘building stage’ is completed. However, neuroscience has taught us that no matter what someone’s past experiences have been, they can build new neural pathways and develop a strong foundation and a solid sense of self. Counselling can help to unpack problems, repack them in a different way, let go of things, build solid foundations, attend to ‘the cracks’ and help to repair and rebuild with the help of another.

My aim in working with clients is to provide an environment in which you feel safe to share your thoughts and feelings, however difficult they may be. I am non-judgemental, honest (‘congruent’ in counsellor-speak) and empathetic. I am a very warm and open person and the fact that I genuinely care about people always comes across.

The relationship we develop can help you learn and reflect about your relationships outside of therapy including your relationship with yourself. It is important therefore that I am honest with you and that you feel able to trust and be real with me too. As with any relationship, this can bring challenges, but it is through challenges that we can grow as people, learn about ourselves and others, have healthier relationships with ourselves and others, work through problems and lessen our pain or distress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Iron Mill College, Exeter.

Psychology and Criminology BSc from the Open University

Law LLB from the Open University

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course

IAO Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health

CYQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Training:

Freespace Certificate in Care Planning

Freespace Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy

Zebra Collective Certificate in Solution-Focused Communication

The Training Exchange Certificate in Psychologically Informed Responses to People with Personality Disorder Difficulties

ADVA Certificate in Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse

CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in the Context of Gym

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Experience:

Paid Employment:

I worked with the Assertive Homeless Outreach Team on a one year contract (piece of funding secured to work specifically with homeless women) between 27th November 2016 to 27th November 2018.

I worked for Lifeways Community Care on a maternity cover contract between 30th July 2015 to 2nd March 2016. This was then extended until 30th April 2016 due to the lady not yet returning and I was then offered the job permanently and stayed until the end of July 2016.

I worked for Rethink Mental Illness between August 2013 to May 2015. I began here as an Assistant Mental Health Recovery Worker then was promoted to a Mental Health Recover Worker, then to a Service Lead and finally to Service Manager.

Voluntary Roles:

Volunteer Counsellor with the NHS Depression and Anxiety Service

Volunteer Counsellor with the Intercom Trust

Volunteer Counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care.

Appropriate Adult with the Devon Appropriate Adult Volunteer Service

Voluntary Information Guide/Gateway Assessor/Financial Capability Trainer/Financial Capability Adviser at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

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        Fees

        £50 per 50 mins

        Longer session times increase in line with this rate.

        Further information

        Please note I charge for sessions that are cancelled within 48hrs.

        Maps & Directions

        Exeter, EX4 3PT

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None

        Accessibility

        Wheelchair access: Unspecified

        I have a second premises I can rent that has disabled access. Please let me know if this is required.

        Availability

        Subject to availability my working hours are: Monday to Friday: 7am-10pm Saturday & Sunday: 9am-6pm

        Types of client

        Young people
        Adults
        Older adults
        Couples