engage in counselling

My background and experience...


I started my working career nursing in a major London hospital where I gained insight into how stressful situations, be this acute or chronic periods of illness, life threatening and terminal illness such as cancer, addiction and trauma can affect a person and their family and friends.


Having also worked in the corporate and entertainment industries, I have an understanding of the stresses inherent in both environments. And whilst bringing up a family, as a mother, I continued to nurse the disabled and the terminally ill.


I re-trained after my children left school and am now an experienced Person-Centred counsellor, an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and  on the United Kingdom Register of  Counsellors and Psychotherapists.


I run a Private Practice from my home in South Buckinghamshire and I have had many years experience working as Counsellor and Clinical Lead in a Substance Misuse Agency, providing drug and alcohol counselling, for misusers and anyone affected by someone else’s use at all levels of society. .


I have worked  as a counsellor in a G.P’s surgery in West London, a Day Care Hospice   and in the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre, at Mount Vernon Hospital in Middlesex, offering support to patients, families and friends living with cancer or a life-threatening illness.


I work  with both individuals and couples and  I am  a qualified supervisor offering supervision both in the agencies and privately, to individuals and groups.


My philosophy is based upon that of Carl Rogers, pioneer of the Person-Centred Approach. I share his belief in the actualising tendency, the innate capacity of every individual to grow and develop.


I feel my life’s experiences have equipped me with an empathic understanding, which I aim to bring  to my counselling work...


 
 

email    suzanne@engageincounselling.com   -   mobile  (+44) 07787 577252