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Sue Burchett

Counsellor MBACP


Sue Burchett is a humanistic counsellor, accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I have over 10 years of counselling experience. At the outset of my career, I volunteered as a counsellor in Brighton working with local agencies supporting individuals affected by substance misuse and later with clients affected by HIV. During this time, I enjoyed working with a wide range of clients from different backgrounds and I welcome working with a diverse and broad client base.

I see clients who are experiencing anxiety, ADD/ADHD, addictions, bereavement, cancer, childhood trauma, depression, disability, family relationships, health-related issues, life coaching, long Covid, personal development, PTSD, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, substance misuse, HIV/sexual health and identity, stress, trauma and work-related issues. I also enjoy working with transpersonal psychology including mindfulness, spirituality and Buddhism.

I specialise in counselling autistic adults and their partners and/or family members. I am currently a Specialist Autism Counsellor with Islington Autism Hub.

I am also a Specialist Autism Employment Mentor and a student mentor at Brighton University as part of the Disability and Dyslexia team supporting young adults with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and mental health during their studies to achieve their full academic potential.

In 2019, I became a volunteer mentor with the probation services working alongside autistic offenders for a year.

I am based in Brighton and currently see clients face to face near Queens Park in Brighton and also work online on Skype and Zoom and via the telephone as preferred.

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
  • “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.”