Suzy Michaels. Dip. MBACP
Counselling enables you to tell your story and creates a safe space to be able to say things you may not be able to say elsewhere. I have experience with a wide range of issues and if you allow me, I can offer you a space to be heard and a way through the muddle and confusion of those unlit corners.
As a Psychodynamic Counsellor, we look at what’s going on in the here and now, how the past may impact your present and emotional patterns that may be holding you back.
Exploring your thoughts and feelings together can help bring about a deeper level of awareness, self-acceptance and understanding in which change can take place.
I offer Short-Term Counselling (8-16 sessions) where we work on a particular focus or Open-Ended Counselling which gives us the chance to look more closely at deep-seated emotional issues. Together we can look at what works best for you and go from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have a background in education and working as a School Counsellor and Mentor, as well as working with adults in the charitable sector and in private practice.
I hold a full professional indemnity and public liability insurance and have an up to date DBS certificate and maintain regular continued professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I am very happy to answer any questions via phone or email and if you leave a message, I will try to respond within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client