Sue Achieng Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy in Shepherds Bush and Central London

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Counselling , Psychotherapy and Counselling supervision in Shepherds Bush, Holland Park, West and Central London

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Are you finding it hard to cope?

Do you need the time and space to share your thoughts with someone who is neutral ?


I am a fully qualified and experienced Person centred counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

I have been in practice as a Person centred counsellor/Psychotherapist for 21 years in Shepherds Bush, West London close to Holland Park, and during this time I have worked for various organisations including 13 years in the NHS.

I offer individual and couples person centred counselling and psychotherapy on both a short and long term basis, ensuring that I am flexible and work with you to agree the right approach for you, at your own pace.

I provide a confidential non-judgemental person centred counselling and psychotherapy service where I offer the time and space for you to explore your issues.

Counselling

We all feel stressed, anxious or low at times. Most of the time we cope but sometimes we can become overwhelmed and feel that everything in life is on top of us, and we can find it hard to manage. At times like this it’s best to get the right kind of help when you need it.

My aim is to support you and help you to overcome and cope with difficult periods in your life, and especially when you may be experiencing a very emotional and low point in your life.

I have received counselling myself, and know how difficult it was to make that first step. My own experience of counselling was life changing, having someone walk alongside me on my journey every step of the way, and accept me for who I am. I recognise how important it is getting the right fit in finding the right therapist, someone who you can open to, feel comfortable with, and who accepts you for who you are.

I am experienced in helping you with the following issues :

  • Stress
  • Relationship issues with a partner, with a friend or with family
  • Affairs, betrayal
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement, complicated grief issues
  • Coping with loss, resolving past difficulties
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Spirituality
  • Domestic violence
  • Physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • Cross cultural issues, race, culture and difference
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Problems at work
  • Coping with medical conditions
  • Loss of meaning of life
  • Personal development
  • Victims of torture
  • Refugees
  • Menopause
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Termination of pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Traumatic birth
  • Ectopic pregnancy


    This list is not exhaustive, these are just some of the areas I work in, I am happy to explore other issues with you.

    I currently manage a women's health counselling service within the NHS, where I specialise in offering counselling to individuals and couples who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth,fetal abnormalities, infertility, neonatal death,maternal death, ectopic pregnancy and traumatic birth. I have also worked as a counsellor in voluntary organisations, with diverse client groups. I am able to offer cross cultural counselling.

    I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their ethical framework. As required by the BACP, I am in supervision myself. I am also a member of the British Association of the Person Centred Approach. I am fully insured, and have been checked by the criminal records bureau(CRB).

    My counselling and psychotherapy practice is in Shepherds Bush (Central line and Hammersmith and City line), West London bordering Holland Park, Kensington and Acton within easy reach of Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, Olympia, Paddington, Edgware Road, Ealing, Hammersmith, Acton, Ealing, Fulham , West Brompton, Chiswick and Willesden .

    My central London counselling and psychotherapy practice is in Fleet Street, within easy reach of St Paul's (Central line), Blackfriars (District line), City Thameslink (National Rail), Chancery Lane, and the City of London.

    I am a fully qualified Person centred supervisor. I have worked as a Person centred supervisor for 13 years. I offer Person centred counselling supervision to qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, and student counsellors in training. I am on the Metanoia Person centred, and Humanistic approved counselling supervisors list.

    The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy requires that I have ongoing continuing professional development. I have been on many courses. These are some of the courses I have done, brief solution focused therapy, working with women and violence, family therapy in a multicultural context.

    I have also done a three year course in Spiritual healing.

    Client feedback

    " Sue's help has been invaluable both from a practical and empathetic perspective. At times when it really mattered, Sue has been there. Our situation has been very difficult, and I think it has been a saving grace for us that we have had counselling."

    "Sue we wanted to express our gratitude for the huge amount of support you have offered us over the past five months. From the very beginning, you have been there for us, giving us absolutely invaluable practical and emotional help. We cannot thank you enough."

    "I have found Sue to be an excellent counsellor. She is easy to talk to and trust. Her availability is good and I have managed to see her at times that are convenient for me. She has helped me a great deal over the past number of months and I am sure that without counselling , I would be in a much worse place than I am."

    "Thank you for your invaluable support and help over the last 18 months.You have no idea how much you helped me."

    "Sue provided an invaluable service to me at a difficult time. I felt able to discuss my difficulties in a comfortable environment. Sue actively listened and tried to assist in creating solutions."

    " Sue was flexible. She was very client centred and helpful in terms of processing and making sense of my issues. I felt listened and cared for throughout my sessions."

    "Very positive, Sue focused on our needs and we felt listened to and supported in a safe space to explore difficult issues."

    "I found the experience of counselling with Sue incredible. I am not sure how we would have got through our situation without it. The care we were given was amazing, and helped enormously with the healing process."

    " Sue was absolutely fantastic throughout my counselling experience. She has helped me and my husband at a time where I felt the most vulnerable. She was a crucial element in my psychological recovery, and I hope those in need find the same support with their therapists."

    "Counselling was invaluable in helping me come to terms with and adjust to my loss. I believe it was fundamental in helping accelerate my mental recovery and therefore my return to paid employment."

    "My experience of counselling has been almost life changing for me. It has allowed me to gain an understanding and cope with the loss of my baby, after a stillbirth. It has allowed me to gain an understanding and strength to cope with the loss of my baby, helping me to become a better person for the rest of my family."

    "I would like to thank you for listening to me for the past two years. You have made a huge impact on mine and my childrens lives, I know it is your job but you are truly a wonderful person. By listening to me, I have been able to gain a very important understanding to all of the heartache that has happened since I fell pregnant with Maddison. It is because of you that I will now be able to walk away with the ability to at least try and help myself when I feel troubled by my emotions. You have shown me why talking is essential to my progress but more so how valuable it is to have people around me who will listen. I still have a way to go before I will be able to say I have fully come to terms with the loss of Maddison, but because of you I know and feel that it is okay for me to be upset and affected by this. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You have helped me more than you will ever know. I will never forget you."

    "After losing my son to stillbirth someone at SANDS recommended Sue to me. I soon warmed to Sue’s patient and supportive style. Following losing my firstborn I went on to have miscarriages and difficulty in conceiving, it was a very bleak time in my life. Sue saw me through this, listening and coaxing and gently helping me to move forward. In the last two years she has seen me through two very stressful pregnancies; she helped to get me the right care and guided me through making decisions that were right for me. I am full of gratitude and respect for Sue and I know of the value counselling has given me"

    "We would like to thank you, for being one of the people who helped us come to terms with Michael's brief time with us. To have someone, who has no doubt seen such tragedy countless times before, act with such compassion and sensitivity helped us to feel special and unique, even if we knew we were not alone in our suffering. Your job is an impossible one, but so vital to us and others like us: thank you, so very much".


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