Sue Brown – Counsellor Children & Young People

Sue Brown - Counsellor Children & Young People

Sue Brown Children's Counsellor

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Schools, Place2Be Foundation Course Counselling Children in Schools, Certificate in Online Counselling, JNC Qualified Youth Worker
Member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Appointments in Sheffield S11. To work around school times Sue has appointments during the day, in the evenings and at weekends.

"My 9 year old son came to Sue as he was extremely anxious about just about everything. He wasn't sure about coming along but after his first session he couldn't wait for his next appointment. Over the next two months we saw his behaviour completely change for the better. He has now joined the school football team (something he was always too afraid to do) and is 100% happier in himself. The sessions with Sue have helped him deal with his worries and I would recommend Sue to any parent whose child is going through a difficult time." Client Feedback

My approach to counselling

I am a qualified Children's and Young People's Counsellor based in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. I am also a qualified Youth Worker and so have a good understanding of what it’s like to grow up in current times. Coming along to counselling can be quite a big deal for anyone, including children and young people, so I aim to make everyone feel comfortable and start building a good therapeutic relationship as soon as possible.

I work creatively which means that, although counselling can involve sitting and talking, it can also include play and other creative activities. I try to work in ways and at a pace that suits each individual person and use lots of different counselling approaches to do this.

"Hi Sue just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work you undertook with *** following mine and her dads marriage breakdown. Your approach to her was fantastic and your work through interactive activities made the counselling less threatening and enabled her to work through the feelings that she had and certainly enabled her to make sense of the chaos." Client Feedback

My latest blogs:
Why Do People Self-Harm?


My inspiration to become a counsellor

I worked for many years with children and young people but became more and more aware that many could not fully enjoy their lives due to various issues that seemed to pull them down. Having had quite a difficult time personally, I experienced first hand the difference that counselling can make. So, I eventually re-trained as a  children’s and youth counsellor. I firmly believe that the earlier someone can receive help the better and the few problems they will encounter in later life. I think that if I can make the difference in even just a few lives then my work will have been worthwhile.

"Although there was no overt issues with her behaviour or school she was certainly very unhappy and as a mum I felt helpless. From the first time we meet you I knew counselling was right for her and I felt very confident trusting you. The sessions that she had with you have certainly made a huge difference to how she now manages situations and processes her feelings and is definitely a much happier 15 year old and doing exceptionally well at school (despite having green hair that's the individual bit of her I love so much)." Client Feedback

What I can help with

I work with children from five years old up to roughly 16 years old. Issues I work with include :

Self Harm



Family Breakdown



Self Image / Esteem


School Pressure

Relationship Difficulties



Attachment Difficulties


 "Thank you so much I would definitely recommend you to anyone whose child has having problems whatever they were - please feel free to share in any forum." Client Feedback

Types of counselling

I would describe myself as an Integrative Counsellor - which means I use a range of different approaches according to each individuals needs. The approaches I draw on include Person-Centred Therapy, Play Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic Therapy.

How I deliver counselling

Face to face counselling sessions

Online/Skype coaching sessions

Short-term counselling sessions

Clients I work with

I work exclusively with children aged 5 - 16 years of age


£50 per session  - face to face

£45 per session - online or email exchange

Counselling qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Schools

Place2Be Foundation Course Counselling Children in Schools

Certificate in Online Counselling

Member of British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and on the Accredited Voluntary Register

JNC Qualified Youth Worker

MIND - Working With Bullying

MIND - Working With Young People Who Self Harm

BACP : Children's & Young People's Conference 2013

Place2Be : Working With Metaphor, Working With Difference & Diversity

Just "B" - Working Therapeutically with Children's Grief

Centre for Child Mental Health - Working with Groups Using Circle Time Techniques

Onlinevents - Working with Children & Young People Conference 2013

Leeds City Council Safeguarding Level 2

The Tavistock & Portman Clinic : Speaking with the Body : Young People and self harm


To discuss how Sue could help, or to make an appointment, please contact our Sheffield office via the details below.


Contact the Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group

Sheffield Call Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupcall 0114 229 5737 Text Beacon Counselling Coaching Grouptext 07961 190749 Email Beacon Counselling Coaching Groupemail
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Sue Brown
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Counsellor Children & Young People
Beacon Counselling & Coaching group