Hello – I’m Sue Christy, and I’ve been helping people change their lives for the better since 2005.

In my early career I worked in the corporate world, both in London and Buckinghamshire. I retrained as a counsellor after therapy got me through a difficult time in my own life, and I found myself excited by the prospect of helping others to benefit in the same way.

Several years of training and voluntary practice later, I gained my counselling degree. I’ve since become an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and I’m still grateful to that counsellor for inspiring me all those years ago.

My approach

I’m known for my warm, down-to-earth, psychobabble-free approach – and the fast, effective results I get with both individuals and couples.

I provide a safe, confidential space in central Gloucester for my clients to work through their issues, and my own professional and personal experiences help me get to the root of their troubles.

I’m extensively trained and experienced in couples and relationship counselling, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and solution-focused therapy, and have a special interest in working with men and men’s issues.

How I Work

I work with private individuals and couples throughout Gloucestershire and the south west. I’m also an external staff counsellor with both Gloucestershire County Council and Care First, and an affiliate counsellor with Heath Assured, Healthcare RM and AXA PPP. I also support staff within various local organisations, including charities, housing associations and small to medium private businesses.

As well as counselling private clients I provide professional supervision for student counsellors, and therapists in all stages of their career. I also offer clinical supervision to other professionals, such as social workers and healthcare professionals.

You may have heard me discussing love, life and relationship issues with Anna King on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, where I regularly talk about everything from emotional affairs to coping with the kids leaving home.

I love rural Gloucestershire life, and enjoy spending my free time with my family, dogs, rescue chickens and bike – having swapped four legs for two wheels after the happy retirement of my faithful equine companion of 15 years.

Get in touch to find out more about my approach, or to book a session, or read on to discover more about the services I offer.

As a professional, accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) I work within their code of ethics and am committed to improving my skills and knowledge through continuing professional development.