People usually seek Counselling or Psychotherapy because they are feeling uncomfortable in their lives. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or low self-worth. Are you short-tempered, easily distracted, weepy, struggling to sleep, or just feeling uneasy and want someone to talk to?
As a counsellor, my role is to help you explore the things that put these barriers in your life. It is stumbling blocks, such as these that stop you from making the changes that you want to make in life. I can support you to begin the process of healing. To find ways towards a happier more contented life.
Person-Centred Therapy is very gentle and non-directive, I will merely come alongside you, sit with you, and offer you a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings supporting you to find a way to therapeutically manage your areas of concern and move forward. There is no right or wrong way for you to be in the session. I invite you to come, and be you, as you are, and how you feel at that time. One session may be completely different from the next and that is absolutely fine. I use a variety of methods in therapy and will work with you to tailor therapy to your needs.
Are you anxious about taking that first step? That's perfectly normal! I've been there too!
I live in Kingswinford in the West Midlands. My roots are humble, and I am proud of them. They have made me who I am today. I am honest, friendly and down-to-earth. It is my personal experience of counselling, and the benefits thereof, that lead me to qualify as a counsellor. I am passionate about mental health, having not only worked in the sector for several years but also struggled with my own traumatic history and mental health (and the stigma surrounding it). I want to give my clients time and the chance to be really heard, to be visible, validated and understood without judgement. I have many varying interests and hobbies from Heavy Metal, Motorbikes and Tattoos to Crochet.
Rest assured; I don't shock easily.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Contact: Suzanne.Wood-Simmons@outlook.com Text or phone me on 07827467058.
In addition to my BA (Hons) Degree, I also have a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and a Diploma in CBT amongst other associated qualifications and certificates. I currently work with local mental health charities and also in private practice.