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Ms Sue Allen 30048172

Counselling, Psychotherapy

  • Fee assured
Overview

Specialises in

  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Please note:
I HAVE IN-PERSON SPACE ON FRIDAY MORNINGS ONLY. I HAVE ONLINE SPACE ON OTHER WEEKDAYS.

I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist in private practice in Wetherby, providing long term and short term counselling and psychotherapy to private clients and EAP clients. I offer therapy in person, via online platforms and by phone. During Advanced Clinical Psychotherapy training, I worked with Leeds University Mental Health Team offering counselling to students and St Vincents charity in Leeds.

As a formerly qualified Social Worker I practiced for several years in Local Authority Area Teams in Leeds supporting children and families. During that time, I undertook further training at Foundation Level in Family and Systemic Therapy at The University of Leeds and worked with Family Service Units in Leeds.

Prior to Social Work practice, I worked with young offenders with drug and alcohol problems in Leeds, and young people Looked After by the Local Authority in Hounslow.

As a result, I have a special interest in working with people who are have family issues, relationship issues, have experienced childhood traumas, are separating/divorcing, are struggling with a new later life partner and/or trying to bring two families together (blended family), or struggling with a life stage issues.

My core Clinical training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy is one in which I understand problems to be rooted in the past, and then our thinking-feeling-behaviour processes keep the problem going in the present. This is because our earliest experiences lead us to our core beliefs about ourselves, others, the world, and what is possible or not possible for us in life. These beliefs then drive our here and now thinking, feeling and actions, creating the problem and the difficult feelings that go with it.
Therefore, the approach taken will depend upon what will suit you best.

Some people benefit from longer-term relational psychodynamic work: exploring the deeper level of earlier experiences within a therapeutic relationship which makes it possible to do so now and finding ways to manage and make sense of those experiences. Other people have a specific problem which they wish to address, and shorter-term work can be suitable for this, either by working together to identify a repeating theme or underlying process, or helping you to track and link the underlying the processes involved in setting up and maintaining today’s problem.

Whether it’s short-term or longer-term work, understanding what’s going on inside you and how you interact with the world can really change how you feel and think about yourself and lead to connecting with your life in ways which are much more satisfying and freeing.

Areas of interest

Individuals; Adults 18-65yrs

Divorce; separation; GAD; loss; childhood trauma; problems establishing step-families; affairs; low self-esteem; redundancy; life-stage issues; career issues; parenting issues; bullying; work-related issues; anger management; work-related stress;

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  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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