Counsellor and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Living in the Haute Vallée de l’Aude, near Quillan and Espéraza

Email: helensugrue@icloud.com

Telephone: 04 68 74 13 29

Mobile: 07 83 77 96 25


I aim to work in a way that respects the unique individuality of you; that supports and encourages your own healing and developmental processes. I value the art of assessment, taking time to work out what has brought you here and making choices together about how to go forward, which might include a therapy with me or might not. A therapy might be something short and focussed or might be wide-ranging long term and in depth. It might be individual, couple or group. However you proceed, it will take courage, commitment and trust from both you and me. I have enormous respect for the process of therapy which is essentially talking, listening, feeling and being, in as creative a way as possible, in a confidential relationship.

I have been engaged in mental health services for nearly 25 years. I have experience of working with a very wide variety of issues, with people from very different backgrounds and in all sorts of circumstances. I have worked with charities, with mothers and families in hospital, with adolescents in boarding school, with an inner city Sure Start team, with University students and in the NHS with people suffering complex and enduring difficulties. I have been involved in training, supervising, the creation of new services and mentoring programmes. I have maintained an ongoing private practice of therapy and supervision for over 10 years.

My professional training includes :

  • Person Centred Counselling, Certificate, Ripon & York St John’s

  • Psychodynamic Counselling, Diploma, WPF North

  • Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Diploma & MA, University of Sheffield

  • Group Therapy, Diploma, Institute of Group Analysis

  • Supervision, British Association of Psychotherapists & Institute of Group Analysis

If you are interested to see whether we might be able to work together then I offer a free conversation on the telephone. This provides the opportunity to ask questions and to see whether a full consultation would be helpful.

Siret No: 818 291 395 0015 (registered as a secondary profession)


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