Su Naseby | BVA | GDipCAP | MCAP

What kind of therapist is Su Naseby?

I am a compassionate and solutions oriented psychotherapist with a dedication to provide exceptional care and implementing effective therapeutic solutions aimed at increasing my clients sense of wellbeing. My approach is holistic and I use a variety of methodologies to facilitate the therapeutic process; such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT], Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy [ACT], Dialectic Behavioural Therapy [DBT], Focusing, Imago Couples Therapy, Gottman Marital TherapyNarrative Therapy, as well as Family Systems.

As a qualified Mental Health Professional I am passionate about my therapy work. I have a great respect for the confidentiality of the client-therapist relationship and I am highly skilled at offering new perspectives to old problems. The therapeutic process I offer will provide you with the space you need for personal awareness to form. Personal awareness is about becoming conscious of the internal source and motivation of our thoughts, beliefs and actions, often resulting in the very satisfying "ah ha!" moments.

​In addition to my extensive professional experiences, training and qualifications in psychotherapy I also specialise in group therapy, couple therapy, education, addiction, and mindfulness with a spiritual leaning.

What is counselling therapy about?

Counselling therapy is a safe, confidential and professional service aimed at enhancing your own problem solving capabilities. Embarking on a series of therapy sessions for the first time can be like traveling to an unknown country and hiring a local guide to show you around.

At the beginning Counselling therapy guides you through the process of contextualising the often overwhelming and confusing issue or problems. Over a number of sessions we seek both to understand what's going on as well as to gain new perspectives and skills. In the end Counselling therapy gives you a sense of being more in control of your life as well as more accepting of the parts you cannot change.


How long will I need to be in therapy?

​Some issues such as Career Transition or Retirement Refocusing might only need one to three sessions, while other problems such as Relationship Counselling and Drug/Alcohol Management may need three to six months of therapy. To begin with we meet weekly but when the time is right we can move to fortnightly or even every three or four weeks.
At times the issue or problems you first bring to therapy masks a deeper struggle with unresolved feelings of emotional pain such as grief, fear, resentment or a general dissatisfaction with life. In this case you may choose to leave and then return to counselling therapy over a longer period of time, much as you might see an osteopath or chiropractor for ongoing physical pain.