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MA (Relationship Therapy), MBACP

About me

Hi, my name is Su. I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist located in a professional office in Horbury,  Wakefield, with easy access  from Wakefield town centre, M1 at Jnc 40, Ossett, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Leeds. My office base offers free visitor parking spaces.

I work with adults to improve and change their relationships - whether that is with a romantic partner, a relative or friend, their families, their interactions at work, and, most especially, their relationship with themselves - the relationship we are involved with 24/7.

Our family 'ways of being' and society and peer group views, plus how we feel safe in the world, are major forces which underpin many themes of couple's problems and often keep adults feeling stagnant, like life isn't moving forward, no-one understands and frustration grows. A little counselling at the right time can intervene to change unhelpful patterns and reveal a new way of understanding yourself.

Everyone will likely hit some kind of speed-bump in life, romantic difficulties, challenges with children, bereavement, redundancy or general life changes such as before and after marriage or cohabiting, moving from being a couple to a family, empty nest, approaching retirement etc, counselling can help you get back on track.

The counselling relationship is important to me, I seek to offer you an empathic and understanding connection, quickly building a safe space for you to feel safe enough to explore your thoughts and feelings, join up the dots and come to a new level of understanding and awareness.

Adults are resourceful, and tend to just carry on until the last straw lands on their back, accessing counselling is a positive hope for change - please consider reaching out for help long before your 'last straw' or 'red line' - I know from my own life that asking for and allowing help to happen can be hard, I also know that counselling helps.

I am experienced in delicate trauma-informed work with those who have survived abuse in childhood or are living with anxieties or depression because of childhood conditions.

In couples where domestic violence is an issue an assessment is needed before offering ongoing work. I have undertaken basic training with Women's Aid; however my helping is gender neutral.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of Arts with Distinction: Relationship Therapy - University of Hull via the Relate Institute. Integration of Systemic and Psychodynamic Theory

University Advanced Diploma: Couple Therapy -  Level 6 - University of Hull via the Relate Institute. Integration of Systemic and Psychodynamic Theory

Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy - NCH Level 4 - via the Quest Institute

Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming - via the Quest Institute

Certificate in Counselling: University of Leeds. Person Centred/Psychodynamic Theory

I worked for Relate Leeds for seven years until their closure in 2018. maintaining a private practice for much of that time and now work fully in private practice.

I have taken specialist short courses in several subjects, such as the treatment of sex and porn addiction and treatment and treatment for those who have survived childhood abuse. I have taken short courses in compassion focussed techniques, I am interested in Mindfulness. I have a strong interest in the neurobiology of distress and psychoneuroimmunology.

I am interested in the spiritual dimensions of life and I am pleased to work with those of any age who are currently asking themselves life's 'big questions'. I am religion and creed neutral, however I am experienced in working within the frames of reference of the Christian, Buddhist and Islamic faiths and have some exposure to the Sikh, LDS and Pagan faiths and beliefs.

I am LGBTQI+ friendly and have experience of working with same sex relationships, polyamory, and gender questioning/transitioning. I am a cisgender white woman.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer Cognitive Hypnotherapy with Neuro Linguistic Programming.

This uses light, everyday trance states to discern the origin of phobias, unhelpful beliefs, stress and anxiety responses, eating patterns, smoking cessation.

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

Face to face and online sessions are for an hour.

One person sessions £50, Couple sessions £60.

Fees are payable on booking; a full refund is available with 48 hours notice. 

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Daytime sessions are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm.  Evening sessions are at 6.30pm and 8pm.

My therapy room is cleaned and ventilated between sessions; hand gel is available.

Further information

I have worked online for 6 years and this method will always be available even when Covid is under control.

Building 3, Benton Business Park (Orion Express), 5 Bennett Avenue, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5RA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My office has ramp access and a disability friendly toilet. There is a lift. My office is on the 2nd floor. I always meet clients to open doors and guide them inside, it is a secure building. There are not any waiting areas.