© 2011, 2020 Sue Ivey Counselling

sue ivey counselling
helping you to help yourself

Are you feeling troubled or distressed ...

... 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.


Feeling ill at ease mentally affects our physical health, the quality of our relationships and our general sense of well-being. The fast pace of life and ever-increasing rate of change can leave us feeling disorientated, demoralised and lacking in self-confidence.


Carl Jung

- Depression

- Anxiety

- Relationship and work issues

- Bereavement and grief

- Stress, trauma and abuse

- Divorce and loss

- Anger and assertiveness

- Health and disability issues

- Identity and sexuality

- Parenting difficulties

- Low self-esteem

Counselling offers you ...

...  an opportunity to explore aspects of your personal life and to challenge emotional difficulties that you may feel unable to share with friends or family. Working in partnership with your counsellor will enable you to pursue significant life enhancing change and to rectify unhelpful patterns of living. Understanding, empathy and care can often help you to access inner resources to cope with the demands and challenges of life.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

... is in nursing, aromatherapy and complementary therapies and I believe that it is important to respond to the whole person as well as to the obvious difficulties presented. I have worked as a counsellor for 10 years and as an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by its Code of Ethics and Practice. I am also registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists (UKRCP).


I offer both short and open-ended counselling to suit the individual client, using an approach which integrates psychodynamic therapy, (how past experiences affect present behaviour and feelings) with relational, attachment and cognitive-behavioural therapies (CBT).  


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 with your issues is daunting but may I encourage you to take that first step with me, today?


My background ...