My name is Sue. For the majority of my working life I was a qualified general and paediatric nurse working in the NHS in Brighton and Gloucestershire. I have been a Staff Nurse, Ward Sister, Clinical Nurse Specialist and School Nurse. Although retired now I continue to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.
I trained in psychodynamic counselling with Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS), the largest counselling provider in Gloucestershire, and also completed their Associate course for qualified counsellors and therapists. The training was accredited by the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).I have taken further training in Time Limited Dynamic therapy and regularly attend CPD training.
I am an experienced counsellor and currently work as an Adult and School Counsellor,and also as a Trainer and Assessor.
I am an Accredited Registrant with the British Pyschanaltical Council (BPC)and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Pyschotherapists (BACP) both are registered and accredited with the Professional Standards Authority.I adhere to their code of ethics and ethical framework repectively.
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What is Counselling ?
Counselling is a talking therapy held in a safe confidential and contained space between yourself and a counsellor. As a client you are free to talk safely without judgement, fear of rejection, criticism or blame.
Appointments are usually held weekly at the same time and place but can also be adapted to suit individual needs or shift patterns.I offer both face to face and telephone sessions.
My role as your Counsellor is to help you gain understanding and insights into aspects of yourself previously unknown. This is achieved by bringing unconscious processes, resistances, defences, conflicts and feelings to the surface.
I will not tell you what to do, give advice or guidance but I will help you to become free to make your own choices
How can Counselling help
There are times often at moments of reflection or following a change in your life when you may feel confused, anxious, lonely, stressed or struggle with difficult memories, relationships or situations . When you feel overwhelmed by life it simply helps to share and talk of it to someone who will listen
Counselling gives you the space to explore and reflect on your feelings, worries and experiences enabling you to find a way forward. You will have the opportunity to express the thoughts and feelings you may not be able to share with friends of families.
Counselling has been evidenced to be helpful with
Lack of self worth and self esteem