Sue Ivey Psychodynamic counsellor , RG29

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"Helping you to help yourself."
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better and make your situation more manageable.

As a BACP accredited counsellor with 16 years of experience in counselling adults with various difficulties and having my own experience of personal therapy, (a requirement of my training), I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason, I offer the first session of one hour, free of charge and £45 per hour thereafter. This initial meeting allows you to meet me to discuss your individual needs from counselling and to decide whether you feel you would be able to work with me in future.

My background is in nursing, aromatherapy and complementary therapies and I believe it is important to respond to the whole person as well as to the obvious difficulties presented. I am bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I have been an accredited member of this organisation since 2008.

I offer both time-limited (6 - 18 weeks) and longer term weekly counselling to suit the client's individual needs, using an approach which integrates psychodynamic therapy, (how past experiences shape present behaviour and feelings) with relational, attachment and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT.)
I offer weekday and evening appointments.

Exploring and reflecting on present difficulties and emotional pain in a private environment that is neither threatening nor controlling, can free you up to take back control over your own life and choices.

Taking that first step to seek help is daunting but may I encourage you to take that first step with me, today?

Training and qualifications

National Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (WPF) (2003)
Post-qualification Certificate for Primary Care Counsellors working in the
NHS. (Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust) (2006)
Post-qualification Intake / Assessment training. (WPF) (2007)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre) (2009)

Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy (2008)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor (2008)
Registered Nurse
MIFPA Member of the International Federation of Professional
Aromatherapists (1999)


£45 per 60 minute session.

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Types of therapy:
Cognitive behaviour therapy Psychodynamic Mindfulness Integrative Interpersonal Relational Issues often worked with:
AnxietyDepressionInterpersonal relationships

Available Therapy offered:
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Individuals Member organisations:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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