Sue Seager is an integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg). The BACP register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
well as working as a counsellor and clinical supervisor in private practice,
Sue provides clinical supervision for therapists in a CAMHS service and has worked as a tutor in counselling skills, teaching the person-centred approach at an FE college. Previously Sue has worked as an affiliated counsellor to the Psychology department of a Young Offender Institute, as a senior practitioner for a national children’s charity counselling vulnerable teenagers at risk of exploitation. She has worked in school counselling roles in the state system and as part of a counselling team at a prestigious independent school offering support to pupils and staff.
In private practice, Sue works with adults and young people from the age of 14 to offer support with everyday issues such as anxiety and low mood as well as major life experiences such as loss and relationship breakdown. Sue has particular experience in working with 'teenage issues' and with psychological trauma and dissociation including working with abuse survivors. Sue is a member of the Childhood Trauma Recovery Network UK, a network of trauma-informed individuals whose purpose is to support people by offering help to recover from childhood trauma, and to ensure that professionals are trauma-informed.
Sue uses the person-centred listening skills of her originally training in combination with tools and approaches that meet the needs of individual clients. This can includes CBT, solution-focused approaches, attachment- based approaches, mindfulness and a trauma informed approach to working with complex abuse and dissociation.
Sue has undergone additional training in working remotely and can offer phone or online counselling where face to face meeting is not possible.
As a trainer Sue offers a unique
blend of creativity, enthusiasm, knowledge and facilitation skills drawn from
her work as a counsellor, prior experience as a trainer for a national charity, her private sector marketing career and service
delivery experience in Children's Services in the public sector.
Sue's past work includes:
a countywide anti-bullying project for a local authority
- Service-user engagement
for a drug and alcohol charity
- Regional trainer for the Kidscape national DfE funded Bullying
Intervention Training programme (B.I.T)
- Train the trainer Ambassador for CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
- Setting up a counselling service within a project run by a national charity for young people at risk of sexual exploitation
- Lecturing and tutoring in counselling skills at a further education college
- Setting up and facilitating supervision groups for counsellors and supervisors
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