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About me

My name is Sue, I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor with a core training in Transactional analysis, working with people from Hull and the surrounding areas.

I work with adults, from all walks of life, who may be experiencing depression, anxiety and panic attacks, low confidence, low self esteem, or have experienced trauma, abuse, work related stress or bereavement.

However you don't need to be at rock bottom to benefit from counselling, some people are not sure why they want counselling, but it can still help to explore what's going on and help you begin to understand yourself better, and gives you a safe place to have your story heard.

A creative Approach

Counselling can involve a lot of talking, but sometimes we can feel stuck and a more creative approach might be beneficial, so I offer a variety of creative approaches that may reach those stuck parts of us that talking on its own may miss. This approach covers a range of different activities including using Russian dolls, drawing, sand tray, fairy tales and cards. Using a creative approach can often feel a less threatening approach to working through difficulties than simply talking.

Walk and talk

As part of a creative approach, I also offer Walk and Talk therapy. Nothing very strenuous, but there is something being outdoors that can be very grounding.  Walking side by side can also reduce the need for direct eye contact,  something that some people can find difficult when sat in the therapy room.

How can counselling help you?

Counselling can help in several ways.  For example it can help you to learn ways to understand and manage the feelings you are experiencing. It can help you learn and understand more about yourself and to begin to find solutions to your problems that work for you.

My life and working experience has led to a particular interest in working with adults who have experienced trauma in childhood and broken attachments.  This can lead to low self esteem and difficulties in relationships with others. The therapeutic relationship that builds up over time can provide a sense of safely to try out new ways of relating within the therapy room, that can then be taken back into your real life relationships.

The Next Step:

I offer a free initial session, either on the phone or via Zoom so that we can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. We will discuss the business side of counselling, for example session times, fees and certain limits to confidentiality.

I have appointments available Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm.

Session fees are £40/hour

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.

I have worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety and panic attacks, low confidence and self esteem, trauma, abuse, work related stress, bereavement, dissociation.

My working background is 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
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • TA 101
  • Diploma for The Children and Young People's Workforce (Social Care)
  • PGCE (Primary Education)

I am a member of NCS, UKATA and a student member of UKCP while I work towards full accreditation, and continue to undergo regular CPD to improve and expand my practice.

I hold a current DBS certificate, have undergone recent Safeguarding Adults training, and hold professional indemnity/liability insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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 Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Transactional analysis
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I work with adults over the age of 18.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have day time availability Monday-Thursday.

Cottingham
East Riding Of Yorkshire
HU16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

There are a couple of shallow steps into my office, there is a handrail to the right of the door to help if needed. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access at this time. There is access to toilet and hand washing facilities adjoining the office.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Susan Wong (MNCS)

Susan Wong (MNCS)