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Fdsc , MBACP(Accredited), BA (Hons) Counselling , Clinical supervisor

About me

Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor ,supervisor and psychotherapist working from  Northfield . I offer individual face to face counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment.

Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process. I am able to work creatively as sometimes finding the words may be hard. A more creative approach may help you feel more relaxed.

I am an experienced LGBT affirmative therapist. I have experience working within the community through working at Healthy Gay Life (umbrella) in Birmingham. I understand the difficulties such as coming out, gender and sexual orientation, cross cultural relationships, religious impact on sexuality, transitioning as well as other issues. I am passionate about working with and exploring identity issues this includes sexuality, gender and social class.

I have experience working with bereavement , I have previously worked at Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service. Grief can feel at times over whelming and confusing. Everyone grieves differently and this can be an extremely emotionally challenging time. Shock, Denial, Depression are just some things you may be experiencing. I also work with people who have been affected by Pet Bereavement too. As a pet owner myself I know how devastating losing a pet can be. If you are struggling with any kind of loss and feel I may be the right counsellor for you please contact me.

I am able to work with clients with acquired brain injury.

Sports Counselling can help you if you are being held back maybe feeling anxious about joining a gym? Together we can explore the reasons that are stopping you from making that first step. Or maybe you are a passionate athlete and you have lost your passion sometimes our worries stop us enjoying what we are most passionate about. I have an interest in sport I am a keen athlete and running coach , myself maybe I can help you.

Other issues that may bring you to counselling are Depression, stress, relationship issues, family issues, anxiety as well as generalised anxiety disorder, affairs, panic disorder , problems at work and many more.

If you feel I may be the right counsellor for you, please ring me for a chat If you leave a voice mail I will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

counselling Skills level 2
Transaction Analysis
Counselling Skills Level 3
Foundation Degree Counselling (person Centred)
BA (Hons) Counselling

BACP Accreditation

OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision.

Training with Solihull Bereavement in Bereavement Counselling. (2012)

Safeguarding
Mindfulness
empty chair (gestalt therapy)
working with anger
Working with dreams
Class and Counselling

working with acquired brain injury

Responsibility.


My experience includes working within a sexual health setting for the NHS. I also have experience of working with bereaved clients at Solihull Bereavement Counselling Service

I also am able to work with clients and family members of people who have suffered a brain injury. I have been a sessional counsellor with Headway. I also work with several EAP schemes.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Acquired Brain Injury.

Pet Bereavement Counselling

Sports Counselling

Identity issues including social class

LGBTQ Affirmative Therapist

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 9-5pm only.

Northfield Therapy Centre, Unit 3, Station Road, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, B31 3TE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Please note there are a flight of stairs leading to the therapy room. I however offer remote sessions via zoom.

Supervision

In person
Online

Hi I am a person centred counsellor , supervising using the seven eyed model. I have experience working with LGBTQ client group. In person or zoom.

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