Therapy and Counselling in Wakefield
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves"
Viktor E Frankl, (1905-1997), Neurologist, Psychiatrist, Holocaust Survivor
Relate qualified counsellor in Wakefield
Welcome! I am Su Wallace, my counselling practice is in central Wakefield with easy access from Dewsbury, Leeds, Pontefract, Selby, Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield.
I am located a short walk or ('Free City Bus' ride) from Wakefield Westgate East Coast mainline station with regular arrivals from Leeds, York, Doncaster and beyond; and the central bus station. I am five minutes drive from the M1 at Junction 39 and ten minutes from the M62 interchange at Junction 29/42.
I am located at Raines House Business Centre (West Entrance) There is free, on-site parking (with permit from reception), and a major supermarket across the street which offers two hours free parking, and has a café if you wish to gather your thoughts before or after your session. There is a fully staffed daytime reception area at Raines where clients may wait for their appointment, please note it is not possible to 'drop in' without an appointment and the reception staff cannot book sessions or collect fees for sessions as they are Raines staff, not mine.
I work with couples, individuals and families, over short or longer term work, from Wakefield, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Pontefract and across the Five Towns Region. I offer one hour sessions, which can be weekly, fortnightly or longer where holidays intervene. Face to face sessions can be interspersed with Zoom webcam where convenient to clients, and this makes 'conference' meetings possible where partners travel on business. Subject to time zones and contractual legalities, I can also work with clients when they are outside of the UK.
I am Relate trained and qualified, to Masters level
I work with clients in goal oriented way to find their own solutions to the problematic events and feelings they have today and to move forward to a more user-friendly version of the future with less stress, more understanding and a sense of greater personal freedom and ability to choose.
I work from a position of the client being in control, I won't tell you to attend every week or for a certain number of sessions. We can talk together about what is appropriate for you., generally, clients attend on a fortnightly basis. Weekly appointments are available for those looking to work hard and fast on their changes.
Appointments are paid for on booking (48 hour cancellation applies) and clients are welcome to book a block of sessions if they require me to hold specific times/days for themselves only.
When I work by Zoom secure webcam, sessions are shorter, 45 minutes, and my fee is pro-rata to the time, so £37.50.
I can also work by Skype, and I have also worked on What's app, however, Zoom is the most confidential and secure.
For those who do not live in Wakefield, there are some interesting features to see and if you are making a day or half day out for your sessions. For those who like culture, Wakefield can offer the Cathedral Church of All Saints, whose spire is the tallest in Yorkshire, the Hepworth Gallery for sculpture, painting and drawing, with regular guest exhibitions, and the 14th Century Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin. For fresh air lovers, there is Thornes Park, green spaces and formal gardens and duck pond, Pugneys Country Park, waterbased activities and bird watching from hides, Newmillerdam, lake and forest walks and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton offers 500 acres of breathing space.
Many people who access counselling travel to Wakefield from the outlying districts, some cross the Pennines as commuters or come from other counties north and south; and on recommendation to me from friends and family or other professionals.
For those who live a great distance, other sessions may be made available, see my availability page for general work times.
Time for Transformation? Have a look at these pages and please call me if you need further information or to book a session.