Counselling

Counselling

I have been practicing as a professional Counsellor since 2006, integrating a wide-range of therapeutic skills to facilitate personal empowerment and transformation in my clients. Although a great deal of my work now relates to End of Life and Bereavement counselling, aligning closely with my work as a Soul Midwife, I still continue to work with a diverse range of clients and have many years of clinical experience working with a wide-range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, abuse and relationship issues.

However, as a Supervisor I offer mentoring and/or supervision support for professionals in a caring role, including Soul Midwives, Counsellors, Student Counsellors, Teachers and Carers. Support can be 1:1 or in small groups, face to face or via email or Skype.  Please message me via the Enquiries page for further details on mentoring or supervision.

“Suzi has the most amazing ability to connect with you and your situation immediately, and understand what kind of help you need. I have learnt about myself and how to deal with situations more effectively in a short space of time.” – HH, Devon

What is Counselling?

CounsellingCounselling is a talking therapy that enables you to openly and freely explore many aspects of your life. It offers an opportunity to express difficult feelings such as anger, resentment, grief, guilt and fear in a professional, confidential environment.
Counselling aims to help you see things more clearly, often from a totally new perspective. It enables you to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, with a goal to facilitating positive change.

My Counselling Background

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and started working as a counsellor in both private practice and the voluntary sector after qualifying in 2006.

Since completing my 4 years of training as a Person-Centred counsellor, I have continued to expand my knowledge and experience through regular training and certification. I now follow an integrative therapeutic approach drawing on a number of different modalities, including EFT, NLP, Mindfulness Meditation, Sound Therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT, Life Coaching and Grief and Bereavement counselling.

By working in such an integrative manner, I am able to develop a tailored, holistic and flexible therapeutic approach to addressing the cognitive, emotional and physiological experiences of each individual client.

What I can offer

I can offer you…

  • A professional, confidential and relaxed therapeutic environment
  • A safe space to explore your issues at your own pace, without being judged or directed
  • A space where you can discover more about yourself and your difficulties, gain insights, make connections and find solutions.

As your counsellor, it is my privilege to walk alongside you; and to offer empathy, acceptance, honesty and respect. I am here to listen and observe; to truly hear you and see you, in order to gain a deep understanding of your world.

Together we will work through issues that are concerning you, safely exploring, challenging and integrating all aspects of your experience to allow your natural healing tendency – your authentic self – to emerge.

I do not direct you, or offer advice or solutions. I do not seek to lead, diagnose, control, label or blame. I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space, one where you are accepted just as you are.

Over the last 12 years, clients have come to me seeking counselling and therapy for a wide range of difficulties, some of which are listed below:

  • Abuse
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Grief (including complex grief)
  • Terminal illness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Post-natal illness
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Self-harming
  • Children-related issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Life purpose
  • Personal development
  • Work issues

Should any of these, or other issues, arise for you during our end-of-life or grief work sessions, my experience in these areas over the last ten years will enable us to address these concerns in a safe, therapeutic manner.

In accordance with BACP requirements, I am fully insured and receive regular clinical supervision. I also have a current clear DBS check and a current First Aid at Work certificate.

I offer a free 20-minute consultation to all new clients.