Su Wallace MA (Relationship Therapy), MBACP
Hi, my name is Su. I am an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working close to central Wakefield, with easy access from the town centre, M1, A638 and A642 and my office offers free parking.
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.
I am experienced in difficult and delicate work with those who have survived abuse in childhood and those with a compulsive or addictive relationship to sex and/or pornography.
I assess couples where domestic violence is an issue 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Sessions are Online only for the duration of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
£40 for 45 minutes sessions - pro rata to my usual fee. Sessions via Zoom or VSee as appropriate for the client.
My '6 for 5' offer also applies to online work.