Su WallaceCounselling for Couples, Individuals and Families

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Therapy and Counselling in Wakefield

Relate qualified counsellor in Wakefield

Qualified to work online and face to face with individuals and couples.


I am a Wakefield based counsellor offering counselling services to a wide ranging area base, easily accessible from the M1/M62 corridor and by webcam, or a mixture of webcam and face to face.

I have specialist couples training and work with everyone over the age of 16, for couples or individual sessions, in a relational way - I don't sit and nod, I join with you in finding a way through.
I am a trauma-informed counsellor and have undertaken several specialist courses in this field.

I offer counselling for individuals and couples counselling. My office is based near the M1 Junction 39 in Wakefield, half way between the city centre and the motorway. Wherever you travel from Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Bradford, Selby, Wetherby and York or further afield, youwill find me in a large modern business centre with free parking, an 'anonymous' reception area, a separate lounge/waiting area, and a large, airy, comfortable consulting room. Sessions are during the morning and early afternoon, and the evening, Further details on the calendar page click here

> counselling for people who want to attend alone, even if they are part of a couple.
> short term counselling for individuals and couples (2- 20 sessions)
> longer term deeper work for individuals (open ended timescale)
> contracted special offers 6 sessions for the cost of 5 (T&C's) for those who can commit to a course of sessions.

I aim to provide an initial session of counselling in a couple of days (provided you can be flexible on timings), and ongoing sessions within a week or so for daytime appointments, evening sessions may be a couple of weeks.
Online or phone sessions are 45 minutes and cost £40, payable by PayPal. The time and fee is prorata to my normal couples fee.

I know how hard it can be to face up to the events life throws at you, a little bravery is needed to come and hand over your innermost feelings, and so I work with clients in a mindful way. In helping you observe and identify ways of being, thinking, acting which reduce your pleasure in life, work or relationship and improve, change or reverse this with more useful strategies. The biggest relationship we ever have is the one with ourself. No concern is too small if it is getting in the way of you having your best life, or connecting to your significant other.

Many relationships are struggling more than ever in these times of being cooped up in the home together. Strange times create anxiety, sometimes panicky feelings, and a sense of fearfulness. People living alone can feel cut-off, couples can feel that lockdown is just too much togetherness. Those still working full time can feel that the rest of the country is on holiday whilst they are exhausted. Any or all of these can impact relationships with significant others, or transmit anxious feelings to the children resulting in 'acting-out' behaviours.

My therapy is tailored to you and your needs, every person has different challenges. Whether you live in Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Manchester, York, Pontefract, Wetherby, Selby or Wakefield, counselling online is a click away. I work on Zoom or VeeSee.

For couples, anytime is a good time to take the time to work through difficulties and restore joy and harmony to the relationship, or find amicable ways to part company - especially important if children are involved. For individuals too, anytime is a good time to find your sense of self and resolve difficulties.

My location near the M1 and M62 is convenient for Wakefield, Leeds, Dewsbury, Barnsley and Hudderfield

My office in Wakefield attracts clients from the whole of Yorkshire and beyond

My work ranges over the geographical areas of Wakefield and the Five Towns, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Leeds and further afield to York, Harrogate, Wetherby and Selby. By webcam I have welcomed people from London, the South East, North West and Leicestershire. Clients are welcome from any part of the UK and further afield.
For clients who are abroad, I need you to have: a British address and be paying from a British Bank. This is to meet regulatory requirements.

My response to COVID 19

I have moved my practice completely online and by telephone until further notice. If you are self-isolating, or prefer the convenience of therapy from the comfort of your own home or office, then give me a call click here and we can discuss how I can offer you help. Couples counselling is available online as well as counselling for individuals.

Covid19 has pushed the need to remove face to face sessions just now and I will be back in my office as soon as I can make that safe for clients and myself. Online therapy isn't new, I have been working online for five years and have taken training in this different way of connecting. Some clients find it easier to deal with difficult feelings online, more able to 'let go' of stuck emotion and able to cry if needed without wondering how they collect themselves to get out of the office and back onto the street. Some couples, especially who travel to me from the wider areas, find online therapy easier than engaging babysitters.

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