Sue Smith MBACP (accred)
I offer a safe, relaxed, confidential environment where you can look at the issues that concern you with someone who will not judge you, but will seek to help you gain more understanding and acceptance of yourself and those around you.
I work foremost with the person and seek to know the individual and help him/her understand how issues impact upon them. Therefore I am happy to work with any individual, whatever their issues.
I can use hypnotherapy, which is a consensual state of altered awareness, within my counselling as appropriate to harness my client's own healing resources in order to heal, calm and promote positive-ness in his or her life. These calming and anxiety reducing sessions enable clients to take control of often debilitating symptoms, including panic attacks, and gain more confidence in themselves. Physical problems such as bad backs and injuries as well as chronic conditions have also greatly improved during the counselling and hypnotherapy.
I work at my home, not far from the M6/M55 interchange at Broughton, North of Preston.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced person-centred counsellor and hypnotherapist with a small private practice. I am the School Counsellor at a Preston high school and work with younger children offering Play Therapy and hypnotherapy. I also have experience working with people with dementia and their carers. I am experienced working with bereavement and loss through my association with local cancer charities in counselling and counselling supervisor roles. I have current experience of working with people who have suffered sexual abuse.
I have worked with people of all ages with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, addiction, phobias & habits, all types of abuse including sexual abuse, mental health issues, relationship and family issues, self-harm, stress, workplace issues, etc. as well as people who feel unhappy without knowing why.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council and the Hypnotherapy Association.
My counselling qualificaions are:
Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Play
Diploma in Casework Supervision
Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
from £35 for individuals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer various daytime and early evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Person-centred Counselling Supervisor with a small private practice. I supervise bereavement counsellors at the Linden Centre, Blackpool, Young People's Counsellors at NHS Blackpool, Barnados and work with students from local universities and colleges. I am a school counsellor and offer support to members of staff.View supervision profile