Sue Lane Ad.Dip.CP
Fully Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
Listed on Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register
Member of The Counselling Directory
Regularly supervised in line with the Code of Ethics for the National Counselling Society
Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma, with Distinction, In Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101
Certificate in Level 1 & Level 2, Practitioner Level, in EFT
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
Certificate in PTSD – Recognising and Treating
Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Certificate in Bereavement Support – Advanced Status
Certificate in Mindful Based Interventions
Why Counselling and Psychotherapy?
After returning to work from maternity leave, I felt that I had lost my identity and along with that went my confidence and self-esteem. I felt uninteresting and boring and quite inadequate. Fortunately, I recognised that I needed to do something to promote change within my life and decided to re-train in a subject that really interested me – helping people. I went back to education and embarked on a 3 year course in Hypnotherapy & Counselling/Psychotherapy and volunteered as a Samaritan. Helping people to promote their own change is challenging, rewarding and fulfilling.
Why choose Counselling/Psychotherapy?
We invest time and money in our families, our lifestyles, our homes and our ‘cupboards’, filling them with food and material possessions, so why not invest in ourselves? We seem to put our own self worth at the bottom of our ‘to do’ list but surely it all starts with our own well being? If we look after ourselves, increase our sense of self worth then this will have a positive impact on us and our world around us.
We adopt beliefs and standards that are passed on to us by our peers but are they really OUR thoughts and beliefs? We are given labels such as ‘sensitive’, ‘moody’, ‘aggressive’, ‘could do better’ and so on, but is that really who we are or just a little bit of who we can be on occasions?
I was a Samiratans volunteer for 2 years, which was both a humbling and eye-opening experience. This role covered many issues and expanded across all age ranges and personality types. Being a Samaritan also taught me to listen – a valuable tool in therapy.