Sue Allen Transactional analysis counsellor , LS2
Hello, I'm Sue and I'm interested in helping you to get underneath your problems so that you can understand what's driving them and then begin to change through growth and harnessing the energy of your human potential. As an experienced and qualified Counsellor, trained in psychotherapy, Registered with BACP and in private practice for 5 years in central Leeds, I have substantial experience of helping people make positive changes to their lives.
Prior to private practice, I worked for St Vincents, a charity in Leeds, offering counselling and psychotherapy on a broad range of issues. I also worked with the University of Leeds Mental Health Team with students. Before counselling and psychotherapy training I practiced for several years as a qualified and experienced Children and Families Social Worker supporting families, and also in residential work with Looked After children. I also undertook Family and Systemic training to deepen my understanding of families and relationships and then trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
Making links between the problems in your life and what's going on for you inside, including how your thinking, feelings and actions link together often leads to people finding that they start to get a sense of control back in their lives. Understanding your own process can transform how you feel and think about yourself, and through that growth, it leads to connecting with the world in a much more satisfying and rewarding way.
In fact, the idea that we can be the authors of our own lives deciding how we respond in life inspired me to train as a counsellor. Letting go of what doesn't work creates a space for what does work to grow. Whilst this process can involve facing up to things in your life which don't work, this means the prospect of new horizons, new abilities, new skills, new self-knowledge and a much more deeply satisfying fit with who you really are.
The way I generally work is to create a supportive environment in which I will listen to you whilst asking a few questions so that we can start to build a picture as to what your problem consists of: it's a collaborative process. Often there's a repeating pattern or key theme, which, once identified, can then be talked about and reconsidered. Whether you want the work to be short-term or long-term is an ongoing conversation throughout the counselling and decided by you.
You are very welcome to contact me through email, text or phone to make an initial appointment. When we meet initially, it will be a chance for you to find out if this way of counselling is right for you. You can ask any questions you may have and I can hear about what brings you to counselling to make sure that this is the best place for you.
Training and qualifications
- BA (Hons), Leeds University
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Central School of Counselling and Therapy, London
- PG Diploma in Social Work, The University of York
- Foundation Course in Systemic and Family Therapy,The University of Leeds
- PG Diploma in Counselling, Physis
£45 per session for individuals (50 min session)
Existential Transactional analysis Person-centred/humanistic Issues often worked with:
AnxietyInterpersonal relationshipsFamily issuesEating disordersSexual/physical abuseTrauma Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
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13 Queen Square
Otago Consulting Rooms in Queen Square near O2 arena and the Merrion Centre.