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 also 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Individual and Couple Therapy: £50 for one hour.
Family Therapy (up to four persons in the room at once) £60 for one hour.
Sex Addiction work £55 for 50 minutes.
Zoom secure webcam session: £35 for 40 minutes, £50 for 60 minutes
I also work on Skype and Whats App video - these are less secure than zoom, so are not my preference.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
A ground floor room is available if needed. My office is on the second floor, a lift is available in daytime hours.
I offer morning appointments every weekday and some Saturdays at 9.30am, 11am. 12.30pm.. I offer evening appointments from Monday to Thursday at 6.30pm and 8pm See website for more info.
Types of client