Mrs Suzanne Bunton
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS20-02074
We live in a society that is increasingly busy, at times stressful and anxiety inducing. Whilst we are no longer being chased by a sabre tooth tiger, our brains often think that we are and so behave as such. One of the reasons I became a therapist and one of my greatest passions is working with clients to increase understanding and manage anxiety symptoms. In addition, finding ways to take care of yourself, increase self-esteem and in doing so personal resilience enabling you to live your best life and the best version of you.
I have a background as a registered General Nurse and during my nursing career I spent many years working within Oncology and caring for patients and their families coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis and managing loss and grief. This experience helped me to develop my understanding of how impactful a physical diagnosis is and the psychological scars that are left behind, but unseen.
For some of my career I worked as a Lead Dementia Nurse. The impact of this disease on the brain is devastating for both the patient and loved ones around them. This illness is often greatly misunderstood, as is the impact of the diagnosis upon the individual and their loved ones.
Many people are touched by ill health and this impacts not only physically but can also affect us emotionally and impact negatively on our mental health. With my knowledge and experiences, I feel that I am able to offer psychological support and understanding of managing these emotions and a space to explore these together.
My theoretical Psychotherapeutic frame and emphasis is both Integrative therapy and Transactional Analysis. I find using different models of therapy offers options that best fit the needs of the client. I work with both long and short-term contracts.
Our first session together aims to provide you with a warm welcome into the therapy space that we will share together.
Initial introductions are an opportunity for you to begin to experience the essence of the therapeutic relationship and how therapy can help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, supported environment.
I will discuss the ethical basis and safeguarding framework that envelops our work together.
I am able to offer face to face therapy, outdoor therapy and also via Zoom or telephone.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Integrative and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Post Graduate Diploma in Autonomous Practice.
BSc (Hons) Cancer Care.
Registered General Nurse.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings