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About me

Introduction

You don’t have to go through this alone. Are you struggling to cope with a particular situation or event that has happened in your life? Has the pandemic and lockdown impacted negatively on your feeling of wellbeing? Has the thought of coming out of lockdown caused you some anxiety? I understand how troubling these thoughts and feelings can be. Reaching out for help can be hard, but you're in the right place.

How counselling can help

Sometimes life can be overwhelming, difficult or confusing. There can be times when you are unable to get to the root of what’s troubling you. Often, being able to talk things through with a trained professional, someone other than your friends or family, can bring a great sense of relief and clarity. Counselling can be helpful, rewarding and empowering.

What I can offer you

I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to talk without having to worry about being judged or criticised. I work in an integrative way and will tailor my approach to your needs and together we can find realistic solutions to your problems or come to a deeper understanding of where your worries may stem from. As an approachable and skilled practitioner, I can help you to feel heard, gain understanding, build confidence and develop skills to help you to manage the difficulties you face.

Through my work with Into The Light, a specialist service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, I provide one to one counselling for their clients. I also have experience of working with victims of domestic abuse.

What to do next

It can be tough deciding who you want to work with or whether counselling is the right next step for you. Talking things over with a therapist before committing to sessions can be helpful. I offer a free 20 minutes consultation; that way you can make a more informed decision about counselling and whether I am the right person for you. Please feel free to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

NCS & ACTO Accredited Online and Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute session.

Availability

I do have some availability for evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

I work with adults and young people and have an enhanced DBS certificate.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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Suzette Breeden MBACP Dip. Couns.

Suzette Breeden MBACP Dip. Couns.