Sue Antrobus | Integrative Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy for women
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Counselling and Psychotherapy Manchester
Hello, My name is Sue. I am an experienced BACP registered psychotherapist based in Manchester. I work in a collaborative way. The relationship we develop becomes as important as the therapeutic interventions I make. This enables trust to develop between us, with the goal of you becoming empowered to make the changes you would like in your life.
Who I work with
I specialise in working with women who have depression, anxiety, stress, anger issues, addictions, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, or who wish to explore and deal with trauma and abuse from their past and the impact it is having in their lives today. I have expertise in and I am certified in the clinical treatment of clients who present with complex psychological trauma.
I believe the key to healing is not just knowing what happened - your story - but in supporting you to transform how your mind, body and soul still remembers it. This includes bringing to consciousness how the patterns you have established at an early age are negatively impacting on your life today and are no longer serving you well. I then support you to release those patterns and to heal, change and grow.
How we work together
Once you've sent me a message I get back to you the same day and we set up a free initial on-line consultation. In this consultation we focus on your reasons/feelings for seeking therapy, any feelings/behaviours you might be worried about, your goals for therapy and any questions you have about therapy, about me and how I work.
If we both feel we can work together, we then schedule your first therapy session and agree how often we are going to meet. We usually meet weekly, at the same time for 60 minutes.
Through the relationship we develop, you will increase your understanding and as a result, your own ability to change. We will identify together the root causes of the issues that you present and I will support you to re-frame the meaning you attach to what has happened to you.
More about me
I have spent my career in the public sector as a nurse, in higher education as an educator, in a national charity as a senior lead for learning and improvement and at Board level in three different health care organisations as a Non-Executive. I have also volunteered as a psychotherapist at a Women's Centre in Liverpool.
I have developed my psychotherapy practice alongside these roles and bring this wide range of experience and wisdom to my practice. I have 6 years experience as a psychotherapist and I keep up to date with cutting edge psycho-therapeutic practice particularly in the field of complex trauma.
I have fostered a deep insight into the interconnectedness between our mind, our emotions, our bodies and our health and how the relationships around us impact upon our sense of wellbeing. This understanding guides my practice.
If you believe you would like to explore how we can work together then please send me a message. I will get back to you and we will set up our first online meeting.
I work on-line via zoom and offer therapy to clients across the UK and internationally.
Qualifications and registrations
I am registered as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), educated to Masters level and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by their code of professional ethics. I receive regular clinical supervision.
I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling and a Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I have a Certificate in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders.
In addition to working with women who have experienced trauma I work with women to provide relief from:
- Aches, headaches, or digestive problems without a clear cause
- Considerable changes in eating patterns and/or sleeping habits
- Decreased physical or mental energy or fatigue
- Disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, food obsession, appetite and/or weight changes)
- Extremely high and low moods
- Feeling stuck in challenging transitions/decisions
- Increase in feelings of fear or worry
- Misuse of alcohol/drugs/food
- On-going feelings of sadness or hopelessness
- Overwhelming feelings of anger or aggression
- Social withdrawal
- Suicidal thinking as part of their distress
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abortion
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Addiction
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anorexia nervosa
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Attachment disorder
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Binge-eating disorder
- ✓ Bulimia
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Feeling sad
- ✓ Hoarding
- ✓ Infertility
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ LGBT-issues
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Miscarriage
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Postnatal depression
- ✓ Redundancy
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Retirement
- ✓ Self-harm
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
Sessions cost £75 per hour. We usually meet weekly at the same time for 60 minutes.
I offer your first 30 minute consultation for free where we can get to know each other and decide whether we can work together.
I am available on a Tuesday or Wednesday – both day and evening appointments are available.
Availability (Opening hours)
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I met Sue when I was 40. Alot of circumstantial things had manifested into anxiety, depression, grief, crying, uncertainty and just a feeling of not knowing who I was or why I felt so vulnerable. I am a strong independent woman - well I am now that Sue has helped me to harness my anger, understand my vulnerabilities and to accept that it is OK to seek help.
At the first time of meeting Sue, I was feeling low, isolated, depleted and anxious. Thankfully her warm demeanour and thoughtful approach made me feel so reassured and ready to open up. After the first session I felt a renewed sense of hope, I knew I’d found the right person to help guide me towards a better place. Sue really listened to me, and her insights and guidance have encouraged me to become more aware of my self-limiting thinking patterns and deepest fears for the first time. The journey we’ve been on over the last 11 months have completely shifted how I feel and how I see things, I regained my confidence, inner strength, as well as happiness.
In terms of format, after a few sessions we switched to Zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions, which I was pleased worked equally well. I found Zoom sessions fit in nicely with my full-time work schedule. It meant I no longer had to take time off work to travel back and forth for the therapy. I also found being in the comfort of my own home helped me to be more open about my feelings and thoughts. It was natural, comfortable and Sue's reassuring energy transcends the physical distance. I cannot recommend therapy with Sue highly enough.
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