Sue Wong

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(MNCPS) Therapy for Individuals
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Cottingham, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me

Hello, my name is Sue, I work with adults from all walks of life both in person, for those living in the local area, and also remotely on Zoom for clients in the rest of the UK.

About you 

Right now, you may be experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low confidence, or low self-esteem, or you may have experienced trauma, abuse or other stresses during your adult life or childhood and are wanting to find a way to feel better. You may be experiencing loneliness or loss of connection in your relationships.

It might be that you are not sure why you want counselling, but hope that it could help to explore what's going on and help you to begin to understand yourself better, as well as giving you a safe place to have your story heard. 

It maybe that you are not experiencing a crisis right now, but are looking for a greater understanding of yourself.

If any of this sounds like you, then you are not alone.

Adoption Support counselling

I also work with adults, over 21, who have been impacted by the adoption process. This could be birth family members, adoptive family members, foster carers or adoptees themselves. I am an adoptive parent myself and also fostered for many years, caring for children from birth through to 10 years old. I heled to facilitate moving some children back to their birth families or family members, or to adoptive families and others into long term foster care. 

I have been awarded a Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling.

How might counselling help you?

Counselling and psychotherapy can help in several ways.  For example, it can help you to learn ways to understand and make sense of situations and feelings that you are experiencing. It can help you learn and understand more about yourself and to find practical solutions to your problems that work for you. 

Everyone is different but the one thing that all my clients have in common is a desire for something to be different. Counselling and psychotherapy can help with this.

Typical benefits you can expect to gain from counselling and psychotherapy include:

Developing the confidence to live life the way you’d really like to.
Improving how you communicate with others.
Learning ways of managing your symptoms and feelings.
Understanding the way you relate to yourself, your friends and family.

Everyone’s journey is personal but as you start to feel better in the weeks and months ahead, you will hopefully start to feel more optimistic and more able to live each day with greater positivity and energy.

A creative approach

Whilst talking is often central to my work, there are many creative ways for you to express yourself. If you do not feel able to talk about what is on your mind, you might prefer a more creative approach. Creative activities can help you to explore what you're going through without necessarily having to find words and can reach those parts of your experience that talking on its own may miss. This approach covers a range of different interventions and may include, for example, using Russian dolls, drawing, sand tray, fairy tales and cards.

We will find the way that works best for you.

Fees and Appointments

I offer a free 15-20 minute initial discussion, either on the phone or via Zoom which offers the opportunity to decide together if I am the right therapist for you. We will also discuss the business side of counselling, for example session times, fees and certain limits to confidentiality. I welcome questions about how I work and what a session with me may look like. No question is too small or too daft.

I work Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm, with occasional Thursdays 9am-4pm, at The Burrow in Cottingham, East Yorkshire. I also see people from outside the area on Zoom. 

Session Fees are £55/hour for individuals and £70/hour for couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:

I work with Transactional Analysis as my core training. TA has 3 underpinning principles: that everyone is 'OK', That everyone can think for themselves, and that everyone can change. Which is not to underplay how challenging that change can be to for the individual. Therapy can be hard work.

My life and working experience has led to a particular focus in working with adults who have experienced trauma in childhood such as neglect, physical and emotional abuse or who have experienced disrupted relationships with their parents/carers, for example as a result of being fostered or adopted (or both), going to boarding school, or may be due to parental divorce/bereavement.  

I have recently undergone training from The Albany Centre to provide Adoption Support Counselling to adults. I work with adults over the age of 21 who have been affected by the adoption process.  (Please note that I do not work with children or Young people under 21 for this area of work. Support may be accessible via your Local Authority Post Adoption Service).

I have experience of working with people who may have depression, anxiety, low confidence and self-esteem, trauma, abuse, work related stress, and dissociation.

My previous working background was in Nursing, education and foster care. As a foster carer I looked after babies and toddlers, but also worked alongside their birth parents, taking on parent and child placements.

Qualifications:

UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice (2021)

Advanced Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling (2022)

Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling (2024)

Certificate in Working With Couples (2021)

Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology (2021)

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2020)
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (2018)
TA 101 (2017)


I am a member of NCPS and UKATA. I undergo regular CPD to improve and expand my practice.

I hold a current DBS certificate, have undergone Safeguarding Children and Adults training (Level 1), and hold professional indemnity/liability insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have lived experience and an interest in working with ex-boarders (boarding school survivors), and have undergone CPD in this area of work. I hope to start the Diploma "The Unmaking of Them" in 2025 to further expand my knowledge and experience for this client group.

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Fees

£55.00 - £70.00

Additional information

I work with adults over the age of 18.

Sessions Fee £55/hour for individuals and £70 for couples. 

When I work

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Morning
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I work Monday-Wednesday, 9-5pm with some limited availability on Thursdays

In person appointments take place at The Burrow in Cottingham 

I work with people from outside the area on Zoom.

Cottingham, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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My office is accessed via a low step. Toilet facilities are available in the house, accessed by two steps with a handrail to the right of the entrance. A portable ramp gives wheelchair access to the office, but unfortunately not to the toilet facilities

Online platforms

Zoom

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