Susanne Niedrum, BSc, MSc, Dipl, Cert, MBACP
We all go through tough times - anxiety, panic, depression, relationship issues, to name but a few. None of us is immune. I offer non-judgmental and confidential support to help you make sense of what is troubling you. Sharing with someone you trust, who is trained to help, and genuinely values, respects and is interested in you, can itself be tremendously healing. Understanding there are good reasons for your problems can also be a huge relief.
Together we’ll get curious, slow down and explore your situation, your feelings, your thinking and your body wisdom. We’ll notice what’s happening between us in the moment and discover the themes underneath. We might get creative, playful or experimental.
We'll also look at tools you can use.
Developing a higher level of self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-valuing and self-kindness will awaken your energy and allow new possibilities to emerge.
We’ll focus on all of you, not just the troubled parts, so we can learn from things that have gone well to strengthen your resources and resilience.
As a trained coach I can also help you with work issues such as personal effectiveness, self-confidence, stress, work-life-balance, becoming more strategic, prioritising more effectively, time management, relationships, influencing and negotiating, delegation, dealing with poor performance, bullying, managing upwards, career development, career change, returning from maternity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Registered counsellor with a diploma in Gestalt psychotherapeutic counselling and an MSc in executive coaching. I have significant training in mindfulness and Buddhist psychology. I meditate daily.
Before becoming a coach and counselor I spent 20 years leading humanitarian projects in disadvantaged parts of the world. I have worked to chief executive and board level, living and working in 13 countries. My original training is in civil engineering (BSc) and public health (MSc).
In addition to my life experience and my training as a coach and counsellor, I have spent many years’ working through my own issues. I take my own development seriously and continue training at the Pacific Gestalt Institute in Los Angeles and the International Gestalt Institute in Turin. For fun I enjoy making jewellery, music, mountain biking and motorcycling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£50 for a 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French. Some German, Spanish, Danish.|
I'm available 7 days a week, daytimes and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|