Mrs Susan Nichol

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS13-00335

Location: Leiston

Key Worker CounsellingMates in Mind

I have a professional background in Childcare, Health, Mental Health and supporting families affected by addiction.
I have experience in working with Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Domestic Abuse/Violence & Relationship issues.

I am a Integrative Psychotheraputic Counsellor, my approach is ‘integrative’ counselling which means that I work from two or more different types of counselling models to create the best treatment plan for you as an individual, working with you, to meet your needs and to help you achieve your aims and goals of therapy.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    * Advanced Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling
    * Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling
    * Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society
    * Caring Dads' Programme Facilitator
    * Low Intensity Psychological Therapies; Guided CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapies) - Anglia Ruskin University
    * IAPT PWP Recovery Programme - Nottingham University
    * Child & Growth Development (0-8) - Wheelock College, USA

    CPD
    *DID,BPD & CPTSD - NScience
    *Working with PTSD & Complex PTSD from an Attachment Perspective - NScience
    * Discovering & Changing Limited Beliefs - National Counselling Society
    * Hidden Harms - University of Suffolk
    - Identifying & Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health
    - Preventing Young Suicide
    - Understanding Young Peoples Anxiety & Depression
    - Responding Effectively to Self-Harm
    - Supporting Young People After Online Sexual Abuse
    - Understanding Eating Disorders
    * In Utero - Phoenix Counselling Service
    * Working With Young People in Abusive Relationships - Suffolk County Council (SCC)
    Children & Domestic Abuse - SCC
    * Applying Protective Interventions; Risk Assessment, Safety Planning & MARAC - SCC
    * Domestic & Honour Based Abuse -SCC
    * Signs Of Safety - SCC
    * Improving Infant Mental Health & Maternal Depression - SCC
    * Positive Choices - SCC
    * Foundation Course in Substance Misuse - Public Health Suffolk/NHS
    * Adolescent Brain Development - Public Health Suffolk/NHS
    * Signs & Symptoms - Suffolk Drug & Alcohol Action Team
    * Nature V's Nurture - Suffolk Drug & Alcohol Action Team
    * Solution Focused Skills - Suffolk County Council
    * Safeguarding - Suffolk County Council
    * Building Relationships - Suffolk County Council
    * Principles In Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities - Ofqual
    * Introduction To Cancer - Macmillan
    * Medication Management - NHS
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias: spiders
    • Relaxation
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Shyness
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
    • Sleep
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