Susanna Chettle Counselling & Psychotherapy BA (Hons) MBACP (Reg)
We all experience difficulties in our lives and quite often are able to overcome them without the help of a counsellor. Sometimes, however, the difficulties we face may leave us confused, unfulfilled or unable to see a way forward.
Counselling can help us to understand our unique selves and make sense of our individual circumstances. Within a non-judgemental, accepting, empathic environment, we may feel empowered to take control of our lives and discover more effective and fulfilling ways of coping.
My Counselling Approach
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor, offering an integrative approach to support the individual needs of my clients. I am grounded in the person-centred approach but may also introduce solution focused or creative techniques if considered helpful.
I offer face to face counselling, both short and long term.
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for 15yrs within the NHS as a qualified nurse and then for 11yrs as a manager in a multimedia training college. These experiences brought me in touch with people from all walks of life and I gained a good insight into the types of problems and situations that may require support in the counselling environment.
My Counselling Experience
As a counsellor I have gained experience in working with both adults and children with a wide range of issues.
I was a volunteer for 2yrs with Place2Be, working with children in several Nottingham primary schools.
I currently work at Counselling Xtra where I have gained 3yrs experience counselling adults, both long and short term.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
My Counselling Room
My counselling room is a private, comfortable log cabin situated in my garden in a quiet residential area of Sherwood. It can be easily accessed through a gate next to my house and there are also separate toilet facilities. It is a five minute walk from two main Nottingham city centre bus routes. Roadside parking is also available.
I offer flexible appointment times from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.
If you are considering counselling, please call me for a no obligation chat. We can discuss how I may support your needs so you can decide whether you feel it is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2016)
BA (Hons) First Class in Humanistic Counselling Practice (2015)
Intermediate Level National Award - Introduction to Counselling Concepts (2003)
Working with Difference and Diversity
Children's Emotional Wellbeing
Attachment Theory and Self-Awareness
An Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
The Challenges of Tackling Self-Harm and Suicide in Children and Young People
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Expressive Arts in Therapy
Congruence, Presence and Relational Qualities
Counselling for Depression
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£40 per one hour session
I offer a concessionary rate to students and those on low incomes. Please enquire for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday (flexible times) and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|