Sue Goodfellow Counsellor and Psychotherapist MSc, Clinical Dip., UKCP, MBACP
We are all living in intense and challenging times. You may be one of those working on the Covid front line or have suddenly lost a loved one to the virus. You may be someone struggling to keep things going at home, juggling responsibilities. You may be feeling a sense of lost freedom, that life is not panning out as you thought it would.
In uncertain times like these, anxiety levels are naturally high and our nervous systems are stretched and stressed. As a result, self-esteem can plummet and unhealthy patterns of behaviour can re-emerge. Without our social and physical connections, we can also feel isolated and trapped and sometimes very low.
How can I help?
Understanding why we feel the way we do and how we can support ourselves is something that talking therapy can help with. Whether you want counselling support with immediate worries and fears or whether you want a deeper more psychotherapeutic and body focused exploration of yourself, I can offer a therapeutic space to match your needs.
I am a registered, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked in many different areas both in and out of the NHS mental health system including anxiety, depression, trauma and bereavement with extensive experience of working with young people and the multitude of challenges faced by this age group.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and member of the BACP and abide by both the UKCP and BACP ethical guidelines. All sessions are confidential and currently held online due to Covid restrictions. However, if you are local and enjoy being outside, I also offer a walking talking therapy service from my home. This is a more immersive experience, offering an alternative way of looking at how we can support and understand ourselves as an integral part of the natural world, together with the benefits of being out in the countryside.
For more information please visit my website https://suegoodfellowpsychotherapy.com where you can find more about how to contact me and how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Clinical Diploma and an MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Application from the Metanoia Institute in London.
I have been working in counselling and psychotherapy for 11 years. During this time I spent 6 years working with young people in the NHS mental health system which gave me a broad range of experience with mental health issues in the 12 - 24 age group.
I also spent 3 years in bereavement work at Woking Hospice and at Petersfield Counselling Services working with domestic and sexual abuse, alongside working in private practice with young adults at my home in Witley.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for online counselling/psychotherapy sessions and for outdoor therapy.