Zsuzsanna Purnell Dip. Con. BSc.
You can live an addiction, anxiety, depression etc. free life. You can live without having to hide a part of you from people all the time. You can have meaningful friendships. You can make the change that you need in order to be more confident and happy. You can learn to love yourself instead of living in shame all the time. You are not your childhood, nor your actions. You are worthy of love! I feel passionate about facilitating people to reach their potential and find their inner truth.
About the therapy:
First I will invite you for a 50 minutes consultation, where we can find out if we are the perfect match or not. If we decide that we want to work together, we will be meeting at least once a week: it can be in a nice and cosy therapy room or it can be outdoor if that is what you prefer.
The sessions are private and confidential. We will discuss what you would like to change in your life (sometimes this is the hardest bit) and then with your power and dedication and with my expertise you will achieve it. Simple, isn't it?
My main priority is to maintain an ethical practice, to keep a non- judgemental attitude towards my clients as well as to expand my learning. If you would like to find out more about how I can help, please get in touch and I will be happy to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
- BSc in Economics and Tourism
Member of the National Counselling Society and BACP
My Counselling Experience:
I have worked as TA therapist/ counsellor for the YMCA (with young adults and teenagers) and for Change, Grow, Live ( formerly CRI, working with people with substance misuse).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- £50 per session
In addition to counselling, I'm a wife, a mum, a stepmom, a sister, a friend - amongst other things. I have been fascinated about the human mind all my life and after discovering a book by Eric Berne I became determined to use Transactional Analysis method in order to help others.
After years of learning about others, about myself and about the colourful dynamics between people I started working as a counsellor at Change Grow Live. Here I had the pleasure of deepening my knowledge further on addiction. I am greatly thankful to my clients who shared their life journeys with me, who taught me what it was really like to suffer from addiction and the constant self-hatred that goes with it most cases. At the same time working for CGL, I had a counsellor job with the YMCA, where I worked with troubled teenagers. Here I learned a lot about the bullying that goes on in schools, the danger in the use of social media and I began educating families on how to keep their beloved teenagers safe and happy.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client