Masters of Education (Counselling), Hons. Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Teaching and Learning
My name is Sue Williamson. I am a born and bred Cantabrian, and have always enjoyed working with people. I currently work within the health sector and as a counsellor, both part time. My approach to counselling has been informed by my academic training, working experience, and of course my personal life journey, which often has the most to teach us. I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of people within all my workplaces.
My training and counselling experience utilises components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Both therapies focus on meaningful, useful change to help clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be. I work within the context of the client’s personal values, and what is important to them.
I have worked with a variety of clients experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and grief. I am also interested in working with people’s view of “self” as a concept. I believe the way in which we view ourselves has a significant impact on our lives, particularly in the areas of communication and relationships.
The decision to engage in counselling is a brave and important one, though some might find it awkward or uncomfortable at first. I make sure to offer a safe and respectful environment alongside an ethical and professional service.