My name is Sue Fleming and I have worked as a therapist since 2009 with adults and young people.
I have worked in various settings such as schools, universities and different charities. My private practice began in 2014 and is located in Kings Heath, Birmingham.
I am also a clinical supervisor working with therapists at all stages of their professional journey.
I currently work as a freelance trainer writing and delivering training on 'Understanding Attachment' to foster carers, adoptive parents and therapists.
Making the decision to see a counsellor is a big step to take - but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.
I can understand that you may feel daunted by the thought of counselling. You may have feelings of being lost, alone or stuck. My aim is to help you feel comfortable and able to talk about any difficulties you may be experiencing in a safe, confidential space free from judgement, and with warmth and openness.
Therapy is the development of a collaborative relationship, where together we can explore what has bought you to counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship can be a unique opportunity to access the often untapped capacity of the individual. A chance to find clarity and make sense of psychological distress, creating a vision and direction towards a more meaningful existence.
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Pregnancy related issues
Supervision is a unique opportunity to view your therapeutic work in a safe, collaborative setting. I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists from a person-centred and integrative perspective. My primary purpose as a supervisor is to give support and containment to enable growth as a practitioner.
The process of supervision gives us an insight into the client's world and how you interact within the therapeutic relationship. This enhances the value of the counselling process. Working from a supervisee-centred model I offer the same core conditions as in my counselling practice. Therefore I encourage supervisees to bring themselves and to collaborate together in an open, honest discussion.
I welcome counsellors at all stages of their journey, whether you are just starting out as a trainee or are an experienced therapist. I offer supervision online via Zoom or in person at my consulting room. Please call or email me for a chat so we can discuss your supervision needs.
Attachment is the deep connection established between a child and caregiver that profoundly affects the child's development and ability to express and regulate emotions and develop relationships.
I offer online and face to face workshops on ‘Understanding Attachment’. I have been writing and delivering training since 2016. My knowledge and personal understanding of attachment fuels my passion for this subject.
I have a strong belief that children need to be heard and understood. This can be transformational for the development of healthier connections and relationships.
I offer bespoke training that incorporates experiential and theoretical learning.
This training is for foster cares/adoptive parents or any professionals working in that field. The training delivers a deep insight into how early attachment difficulties impact physical, cognitive and psychological development. The workshops help us understand how a child relates to the world, themselves and how they form relationships. It includes PACE model and therapeutic parenting methods.
This workshop is for non-qualified and qualified therapists. The training explores early loss and trauma on brain development. Different 'styles' of attachment and how your own attachment history can impact the therapeutic relationship. Furthermore, how the therapeutic relationship can help repair the early rupture of a difficult attachment.
This training is for teaching professionals The Workshop enables teaching professionals to understand challenging behaviours in the school environment. Learn about attachment difficulties and how that manifests in behaviour. Furthermore, learn how to reduce shame and help the child feel safe at school.
"Sue’s passion for training really comes across and it’s clear she knows her stuff. She presents the subject of attachment with a solid theoretical base but mixes in insights and examples which make it come alive. The ‘implications for practice’ section had some very useful ways to recognise and work with attachment in the room that I felt I could start using immediately. And Sue held the focus of the training so it ran smoothly and met all my expectations. I would definitely recommend it to other colleagues."
"One of the best trainings I had. Extremely interesting and helpful in understanding the role of attachment in care from child perspective as well as carers role. I would like to thank Sue for sharing her knowledge and experience. The training was carried out in excellent manner keeping all participants focused all the time."
"The trainer is clearly passionate and knowledgeable and plenty of excellent insights were shared. The training was inspiring, and I learnt a lot, so I would love to explore this area in further detail."
"I have to admit that when I started the sessions with Sue I had my doubts about whether or not I would derive any benefit from them. However, I realised that it would take time for any counsellor to decide how best to help any individual so I decided to see how things developed. In the event it took very little time – if my memory is accurate, probably only a couple of sessions before I realised that Sue would be able to help me. Over the following weeks she got me well on the path to dealing with the problems that led me to consult her in the first place. In summary, therefore, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sue as an excellent counsellor."
"After some research I found a therapist called Sue Fleming. We did weekly sessions via Zoom. So over 12 months we delved into my behaviours and personality that led back to my childhood and uncovered some issues which I thought were buried, but were clearly not. Some of the sessions were painful, but I had so many lightbulb moments. What Sue was able to do was break the link between my feelings and my behaviours and show me a different way to be. Big shout out to Sue Fleming!"
My practice is based in Kings Heath, Birmingham at 249 Alcester Road South, B14 6DT. There is a car park at the front and rear off the building. The 50 bus route stops directly outside the building.
Counselling sessions are £50 and last for 50 minutes. I also offer a concessionary rate of £45 for individuals who may find payment difficult.
Therapy is a process that requires commitment, therefore it works best on a weekly basis. I offer both face to face and online sessions.
Supervision is £70 for 1.5 hrs (which can be split fortnightly) Please get in touch if you would like to discuss supervision.
Training fees are arranged with Sue directly. Please get in touch for more information.
Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer.
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