Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS21-01272
My name is Sue, I work with adults, from all walks of life, who may be experiencing anxiety, depression or panic attacks, or who may have experienced stressful and traumatic events in their lives. You don't need to be at rock bottom to benefit from counselling, some people are not sure why they want counselling, but it can still help to explore what's going on and help you begin to understand yourself better, and gives you a safe place to have your story heard.
Counselling can involve a lot of talking, but sometime we can feel stuck and a more creative approach might be beneficial, so I offer a variety of creative approaches that may reach those stuck parts of us that talking on its own may miss. As part of this approach I also offer Walk and Talk therapy.
My working background is in nursing, education and more recently fostering. During my fostering career I gained training, and experience, into the effects of trauma and poor attachments on the lives of children and the adults they then become. This continues to be an area of interest for me. Knowledge of the impact of early childhood separation, for what ever reason, on childhood attachments, informs much of the work I do with counselling clients. I am also interested in the ongoing impact on adults of being sent away to Boarding School as children, an experience that I had myself in the 1970's.
I work with Transactional Analysis as my core training. I chose TA because it offers a theoretical model that explains, in relatively simple language, how our experiences shape us and pave the way to how we develop into the adults that we become. More importantly than that though, it offers hope for change. Hope to change the more unhelpful patterns of behaviour and ways of relating to other people, and ourselves, that we often hang onto long after its usefulness has left us. It can offer hope for personal development, for healing from trauma and just as an understanding of why we do what we do.
TA has 3 underpinning principles: that everyone is 'OK', That everyone can think for themselves, and that everyone can change. Which is not to underplay how challenging that change can be to for the individual.
- Qualifications & ExperienceUKATA Diploma in TA Practice
Foundation Certificate in TA
Online and Telephone Counselling Certified Counsellor
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Panic attacks
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia