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Hi! I’m Suzanne,

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists. Prior to training to become a counsellor I spent 10 years in education pastorally supporting students and 12 years in the RAF in many varied roles. 

Being a veteran myself, I understand the challenges that can be faced both whilst serving and integrating into "civvie street". It can be a really challenging time. I don't promise to have all the answers but I do believe that you can navigate your way through and I can offer a safe space for you to work through whatever is going on for you. 

 

I have a great deal of experience both professionally and personally supporting those from the LGBTQ+ community.  These experiences have enhanced my ability to empathise with clients and meet them wherever they are on their journey.

 

I learnt a lot around working with bereavement and loss from my time offering long time support in a hospice supporting patients, carers and those bereaved. I am qualified through Blue Cross as a Pet bereavement advisor; the impact of the loss of a beloved pet is sadly underestimated by society at times. From November 2019 I worked for the NHS as a Staff Counsellor for 2.5 years, counselling staff and delivering stress management and resilience workshops.

I do not believe that there should be a one size fits all approach. You are unique and with me so will your counselling experience be.

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If you are feeling it; it is valid. What can sometimes happen is feelings get confused with facts. I will sit with you while you explore those things and find the tools and strengths that you undoubtedly have within but have perhaps forgotten along the way. 

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting; I understand that. It is so important that you find the best fit for you; I am happy to answer any questions you have. Drop me a text or email and we can decide together if it is a good fit for you. There is never any pressure from me and I will happily recommend alternative support if we feel that is more appropriate for you. 

Greybear who is Suzanne's cat

The most common 5 words I hear in in the therapy room are “you must think I’m crazy”. I never do!

How I work

I offer time and space in a confidential environment either face to face in Lichfield, online or telephone. I trained integratively and work from a person-centred core which means that I am client led and draw from a range of therapeutic approaches to suit you, after all this is your journey. My aim is to create a warm environment where my clients feel safe and supported to open up and move forward with their lives. 

I am very client led; the first session is an opportunity to get to know each other and work out how we can work together. Your time is precious and I value that and the investment you are making in you. You matter!

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I work from a private, secluded garden office that has free, off road parking and is a short walk from Lichfield Trent Valley Train station.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session.

I offer a free 15 minute introduction phone call. Sessions are charged at £50 for a 50 minute session. Fees can be discussed at our intro chat. 

Availability

I offer early morning, daytime and evening slots to fit around your schedule. I can offer weekly, fortnightly or more adhoc sessions to fit in with your life. 

How I Work
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Common areas I work with

Bereavement/Pre-Bereavement

Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

Depression

Feeling sad

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Disabilities

Discrimination

LGBTQ+ counselling

Loneliness

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

Menopause/Peri-menopause

Miscarriage

Neurodiversity

ADHD

Asperger's syndrome

Autism

Health anxiety

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Racism

Redundancy

Relationship problems

Affairs and betrayals

Family issues

Separation and divorce

Self-harm

Stress

Suicidal thoughts

Trauma

Work-related stress

Bullying

Cancer diagnosis

Career counselling

Carer support

Diagnosis of chronic health condition.

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