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Sue Burchett

Counsellor MBACP

WELCOME TO UMBRELLA COUNSELLING

My name is Sue Burchett and I am a humanistic counsellor, registered and accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists. I have been working in Brighton and Hove since 2010. I also work as a student mentor at Brighton University as part of the Disability and Dyslexia team supporting young adults during their studies if they are disabled or are experiencing mental health concerns so they can achieve their full academic potential.

My private practice includes counselling adults who are experiencing issues which include: depression, anxiety, relationships difficulties, sexuality, sexual health, bereavement, grief, alcohol and substance abuse, family and childhood trauma. I specialise in counselling autistic adults and their partners and/or family members. If clients are facing overwhelming stress and anxiety, I teach different tools and techniques including: mindfulness meditation, physical relaxation and cognitive coping skills.

After completing my stress management training, I worked with a Depression Self-Help group in Hove for two years and developed a series of workshops which I currently offer to groups and corporate clients.

I started to volunteer as a mentor to autistic offenders with the probation services in June 2019.

Education, Qualifications and courses

PGCert in Autism and Asperger Syndrome – Sheffield Hallam
Duo counselling short course – Patched CPD
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling – West Kent College
Certificate in Counselling Skills – Wealden College
Diploma in Stress Management – National Council of Psychotherapists
BA (Hons) in Sociology and Psychology

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Testimonials
  • “I just wanted you to know how much you have helped me. I will miss the sessions, I do feel I can move on. Thank you.”
  • Your skills have got the best out of our sessions and your gentle encouragement has enabled me to be on the right road. I really cannot thank you enough for the journey you have enabled me to take. You have eased a lot of the pain that I was experiencing. I feel I have moved from a place of unrest to a place of greater understanding and things are beginning to calm. You have empowered me to move forward.”
  • “I was very nervous and anxious about having counselling again due to bad previous experiences however, my sessions with Sue were not only 100% professional but understanding, thought provoking, emotional in a positive way. I felt I could trust Sue and she made me feel significant and listened to”.  
  • “Thank you so much for all the sessions. They have had a profoundly positive effect on me.”