Sue Stradling – Neath Port Talbot – Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP(Accred)

Sue Stradling

About Sue Stradling

I understand that seeking out the right therapist for you can be a difficult process.  You need to feel safe and supported in making changes in your life.

A person centred therapist and artist, I use my skills and passions whilst working with people to enable them to explore and transform their own lives.  When I work with clients, I see the relationship as a partnership.  You are the expert in your own life, and it is my job to help you access those resources that you already possess.

I started off my working life as an Environmental Health Officer, and this still informs my work, particularly my work within housing and mental health, and stress and working conditions.  I have undergone many changes in my own life, and that experience helps me relate to my clients.

Since leaving local authority work, I have retrained as a counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist and life coach, and I am listed on an accredited register with the Professional Standards Authority, as a hypnotherapist and as a counsellor/ psychotherapist.  I am an accredited registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Previously, I was employed as Counselling and Training Co-ordinator for Neath Port Talbot Mind, a local charity offering advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, where I have gained vast experience.  I now run a  busy private practice at The Health Dispensary, Neath, along with working as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University.

I am also a photographer and use art and creativity in my work with clients and group work to enhance the person-centred healing process.

Fully insured, with a current enhanced DBS check and safeguarding training for children and adults.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited member, certificate number 354897)

General Hypnotherapy Register – Senior Practitioner and Supervisor

 Qualifications and CPD

I offer safe and expert therapy and have undertaken in-depth training to enable me to help you.

Choosing a therapist is important.  You need to be confident in your choice, so that you can feel at ease and make progress more effectively.

I have listed my main qualifications and training for you to check my credentials.  I undertake CPD regularly to keep up-to-date with current practice.

BACP Certificate of Accreditation

PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision – distinction

MA Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing)

BSc (Hons) Environmental Health

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS approved)

Foundation Degree in Counselling

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – distinction

Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy

Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Advanced Diploma in Nutrition

Stress Management in the Workplace

Diploma in Mindfulness

Mental Health First Aid Training

Certificate in Working in Sexual Violence Settings

Art Exhibitions

Positive Ageing, On Route Exhibition, Oriel y Bont, Pontypridd

Positive Reflections, Western Valleys Communities First Annual Celebration, Banwen

Stereotypes and Stigma, X Exhibition, Jacob’s Gallery, Cardiff

Stereotypes and Stigma, X Exhibition, GradFestCardiff, Capitol Centre, Cardiff

Domestic Abuse – Stereotypes and Stigma, University of South Wales

Areas covered:

Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea, Bridgend, Porthcawl, Cardiff, Llanelli, Carmarthen, Llandeilo, Brecon

Online and telephone counselling also available.

Accreditation with BACP logo

General Hypnotherapy Senior PractitionerGeneral Hypnotherapy Register Supervisor