"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow"
Mary Ann Radmacher
Affordable Counselling & Psychotherapy in Cottingham
Contact me - 07598 237236
Our mental health is every bit as important as our physical health and deserves just as much care and attention.
Welcome to “The Burrow” Counselling and Psychotherapy
Covid-19 Working Arrangements
I am currently working face to face with clients, however I will use Zoom to work online, should the need arise. This is for people who are OK to return to face to face counselling once any Lockdown measures or other restrictions have been lifted.
Please see the FAQ's page for more detail.
Hello, and Welcome to The Burrow.
My name is Sue Wong. I provide affordable one to one counselling for adults (18+) from my private practice ‘The Burrow’, based in a quiet residential area of Cottingham.
People come to counselling for many different reasons some of which may reflect your own need, such as:
Low self esteem,
Lack of confidence,
Stress (for example due to work, family relationships or health)
Trauma (past or present),
Transitions in life (for example, redundancy, illness, retirement)
Difficulties in relating to other people
Some of the ways Counselling can help you are:
• To gain confidence to live life the way you’d really like to
• Improve communication skills and relationships with others
• To learn self-help strategies to manage the symptoms you are experiencing
• Help you better understand yourself and how you relate to others
It takes courage to take the first step to seeking the support you need, and therapy can be costly. While you may need to talk to someone, you may be unable to afford the cost of other qualified therapists, or face a long wait for NHS services. As a psychotherapist trainee in advanced clinical practice, I provide psychotherapeutic counselling at an affordable rate of £30/Hour. Having undertaken three years of advanced clinical training at The TA Training Organisation I am currently working towards completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help us to understand and come to an acceptance of our past and present, enabling us to move forward in life. As the C.S. Lewis quote above says, "you can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending".
If you have any questions please take a look at the FAQ's page, or feel free to use the contact form to ask me directly.
(If you’d like to know a bit more about me, please see the ‘About Me’ section below).
To arrange to speak to me and/or to book an appointment, please contact me via the contact form, or by leaving a message on my phone: 07598 237236. I aim to respond to messages within 24 hours.
About The Burrow
The Burrow is located in a quiet area of Cottingham, within easy reach of Hull and Beverley by car and public transport. Both Hull and Beverley are one stop on the train to reach me. I am then a 5-10 minute walk from the train station and bus stops in the village centre. Off street parking is available for those travelling by car.
There are two shallow steps at the entrance and low threshold doors inside the property; unfortunately I do not have wheelchair access. Toilet facilities are available.
Sessions are 60 minutes long and are usually weekly. My Fee is £30/hour, payable via Bank Transfer.
I work Monday-Thursday and have both day time and early evening appointments available.
To arrange to speak to me or to book an appointment, please contact me via the contact form, or by leaving a message on my phone: 07598 237236. I aim to respond to messages within 24 hours.
Covid-19 Working Arrangements
I am currently seeing clients Face to Face. However if further Lockdown measures come into force I will see clients via Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. This is for people who are OK to return to face to face counselling once social distancing restrictions have been lifted.
Please see the FAQ's page for more detail.
By way of introduction let me start by saying, I’ve been where you are. I took that first step to therapy myself when life felt overwhelming (Blog Post: Booking the first appointment. How hard can it be?) . It was scary at the time, but the experience of being heard, without judgement, helped me to rebuild my life after a stressful, work related, experience.
Now I am in the privileged position of sitting in the opposite chair, and helping others to make sense of their world and relationships.
So who am I?
My name is Sue Wong and I am a psychotherapist in training, working from my Private Practice "The Burrow", based in Cottingham. I have undertaken three years of Advanced Clinical Training at The TA Training Organisation in Leeds, and will take a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis practice during my fourth year.
My background in fostering, education and before that nursing, has given me a wide range of experience working with people of all ages during the last 35-40 years.
Thirty years of fostering experience has seen me working therapeutically with both children and adults. This experience, along with training in Transactional Analysis (TA) both underpins and complements the work carried out with clients in counselling.
For many years I have worked as a volunteer within various community and church based projects. My current involvement includes a voluntary trainee counselling placement in Hull and delivering food bank parcels for a local church. I maintain some links to the fostering community in East Yorkshire, although I have now officially retired from direct care of children.
Why did I choose Transactional Analysis?
Because it offers a theoretical model that explains, in relatively simple language, how our experiences shape us and pave the way to how we develop into the adults that we become. More importantly than that though, it offers hope for change. Hope to change the more unhelpful patterns of behaviour and ways of relating to other people, and ourselves, that we often hang onto long after its usefulness has left us. It can offer hope for personal development, for healing from trauma and just as an understanding of why we do what we do.
TA has three underpinning principles;
• That people are OK
• People can think and
• And that people can change
My early working background was in Nursing and Education.
For the last 30 years I also worked as a Local Authority Foster Carer for baby, also Parent and Child, Placements.
I have taken the TA 101 course and completed the Foundation Certificate in TA. I also have undertaken 80 hours of ACTO recognised training with Counselling Tutor in working online.
Currently I am in my fourth year of Advanced Clinical Training for the UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice. I have completed the written Diploma exam and will sit the Viva exam in the next few months.
During my fostering career I gained training, and experience, in the effects of trauma and poor attachments on the lives of children and adults.
As part of providing an ethical and safe service for clients I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate for Children and Adults, and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I also undertake regular supervision (1:6 ratio of supervision to client hours), with a TA supervisor, to both monitor and develop my counselling practice in accordance with UKATA and UKCP guidelines, and, as a Trainee member, abide by their Codes of Professional Practice.