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Ms Sue Shortt

Ms Sue Shortt

Kingfisher Counselling Chester

Counselling 30048184

 

  • Fee assured
Overview
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Counselling

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

At Kingfisher Counselling Chester I provide the opportunity for you to explore any difficulties you are experiencing in your life in a welcoming, non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment. I offer both face to face appointments and remote sessions via telephone or video. My working days are Thursday and Friday.

Life can feel difficult or overwhelming at times and I understand that taking the step to contact a counsellor can feel daunting - it takes courage to ask for help. Counselling can offer the space to reflect and explore issues that are troubling you, in a calm environment, with a trained professional. Talking with a counsellor who is independent of your situation can help to clarify and make sense of your thoughts and feelings and make choices about how you would like to move forward.

I am an experienced counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked in a range of settings including in a GP practice, an inner city charity, in hospices, a breast cancer charity and in private practice.

I trained in the person-centred model of counselling. This is based on the belief that each of us has the resources to flourish and that the therapeutic environment of a counselling relationship can encourage this process to take place. I have also completed short courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) which I integrate into my work as appropriate. My practice is also trauma-informed having undertaken a series of workshops in this area.

Areas of interest

bereavement; health conditions; being a carer;
depression; anxiety; childhood abuse and trauma; work-related stress; low self-esteem; identity and relationships; life transitions.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Oncology

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Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

  • AA756

    Remote video therapy session - (1-5)

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