Sue Breakwell

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Reading RG1 & RG5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may have been struggling with a particular issue for some time, or you may have recently realised that something needs to change. I'm a qualified counsellor who has worked with young people and adults for several years and my role is to enable you to find a way forward from whatever is troubling you. You may be looking for someone who understands what it is like to have a chronic illness or need to talk about the multitude of feelings you experience after a bereavement. You may have been wondering if you might be neurodivergent or be thinking about whether you are living your life the way you want to be.

I work in a person-centred way which means that I would not tell you what you should do but work with you to explore what's happening without judgement. You may have a specific issue or a general discomfort that you want to understand. I have experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues and diagnoses, and would work with you not the label.

You can talk about anything in our sessions, or use the time to process your thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it can be hard to put things into words and that is when I would suggest using other ways of communicating using creative means. Please email me to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • No5 Counselling Certificate in Working with Children and Young People (this is equivalent to a Level 5 qualification)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BSc Psychology
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

I have been working as a qualified counsellor for several years with adults and young people and I have previously worked in the education and health sectors. I regularly attend workshops and conferences to learn new creative techniques and maintain knowledge about current mental health issues.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

I have limited availability for discounted fees for NHS workers, trainee counsellors and those on low income.

Further information

I mainly work online but can make arrangements to book a therapeutic room near you if you are in the Reading or Wokingham areas. 

Reading, Berkshire, RG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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If you have any requirements around access please let me know and I will endeavour to book an accessible space or come to visit you if that is something you'd prefer.

Online platforms

Zoom
Sue Breakwell
Sue Breakwell