Groups, One to One Support,

Counselling/Psychotherapy


Groups and One to One support: Creative Techniques and Approaches

If there is a group that you wish to create or develop, then please contact Sue and she will be more than willing to offer advice and support the process and/or take on the role of organising and facilitating the group.

A Women’s Circle - 6 x week blocks –  Edinburgh

These groups are for women who wish to explore their identity and consider their  thoughts, experiences and  continuing journey in relation to childhood, growing up,  awareness of self and others, marriage, relationships, motherhood, perimenapause and menapause, letting go and who we wish to become.  It is also a great opportunity to meet and connect with others.

There will be a maximum of 12 spaces available to women throughout the Lothians.

We believe that individual’s know their own truth and path, and thrive when given the chance to develop their own understanding and destiny with the support of other group members.

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in coming along these workshops, please contact me via my website or on 07772 061833.


Sue offers personal one to one and group support including:

  • Life Design workshops
  • Support groups (womens, mens, theme based)
  • One to one support
  • Personal Development Groups
  • External Supervision support

Life throws many things at us and opportunities are scarce to take time to look at them from a different perspective, deal with them and move on both in a professional and personal contect.  I will offer a safe, supportive envionment where you will be given the opportunty to talk, explore and reflect on various situations; re-enact situations; express how you feel and explore your inner self, appreciate the whole of yourself, gain insight, grow, achieve changes and be able to heal yourself.  The depth of these sessions will depend on the aims of the session ie. External Supervision will be specific to the work environment, One to one support will be specific to what the individual wishes to explore.

You will retain the right to say NO to any technique or stop any activity when you choose.  These methods encourages the spontaneity and creativity of clients, and fundamental to our practice, is the empowerment of the people we are working with.

The action that takes place in a group is a way of looking at one’s life as it moves be it in a professional or personal context.  It is a way of looking at what happened and what didn’t happen in any given situation.  It all takes place in the present, even though a person may want to enact something from the past or something in the future.

The methods Sue will use are borne out of what J L Moreno defined as ‘the science which explores the truth by dramatic methods, which can include using colours, small objects, music, play and much more. Sue also comes from a person centred approach and will only work with  an individual/group at their own pace.

To beneift from these techniques you do not need to have any experience of drama or acting ; together we will find creative ways to explore and work through what life throws at us.

These techniques can be used in a variety of situations in group or one to one work with anxiety, depression, stress management, low self esteem, lack of  self confidence, bereavement, relationship problems, lack of direction and so on.

Sue uses creative action methods from a person centred approach in most of our work which has proven to be beneficial in people’s growth, understanding and development.

Sue has worked in the Community for over 19 years undertaking groupwork, one to one support, management and supervision of staff and students.  She has many years of training and studying of an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy in Pyschodrama and offers group work,  individual focussed support and bespoke training workshops.  Sue also has a Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Life Coaching, and  is a member of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and The International Association of NLP and Coaching (IANLPC).

Counselling/Psychotherapy

Ross offers counselling and psychotherapy to individuals on a discreet and confidential basis.  Ross is a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist  working in Edinburgh and East Lothian.  He  holds a  Masters of Science Degree (MSc) and a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Dip Couns) and he is also a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

Ross has been a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for a number of years and is willing to answer any questions people may have about counselling and psychotherapy.  For more information about Ross please visit his website on www.timetotalkcounselling.co.uk or via this website.

Suicide Prevention

Brian is a fully qualified trainer in Scotlands Mental Health First Aid and the Choose Life Suicide Prevention courses – Applied Intervention Skills (ASIST) and safeTALK.  He has been involved in organising and delivering these courses over the last 8 years within the Lothians  He works part time with a mental health charity supporting people with mental health issues,  providing information and support on suicide prevention.  He has appeared on local and national media in support of National Suicide Prevention week and is passionate about helping people in so much pain that they consider ending their own life.  He is adamant that talking about any problem will help, and in the case of suicide, can actually save lives. He has developed training courses dealing with suicide prevention over the telephone, and for helping people who constantly battle with suicidal thoughts.  He has also assisted areas of East Lothian Council develop policies and procedures for front line staff to help them deal with people in distress.  As someone who is in recovery from depression and anxiety issues, his lived experience is invaluable.  He bring his knowledge to the training, and his open, honest talk enhances the quality of each course. Brian is also a creative artist.  He had led groups on art and is an advocate of the creative arts and how they can help mental health.

Brian will deliver both the safeTALK and ASIST training, along with Scottish Mental Health First Aid.

Brian is a fully qualified trainer in Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid and the Choose Life Suicide Prevention Courses, Applied Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK. He has been involved in the organising and delivery of these courses over the last 8 years within the Lothians. He works part time with a mental health charity supporting people with mental health issues and providing expertise on suicide prevention. He has appeared on local and national media in support of National Suicide Prevention Week and is passionate about helping people in so much pain that they consider ending their own life. He is adamant that talking about any problem will help and in the case of suicide it can actually save lives. He has developed training courses dealing with suicide prevention over the telephone and for helping people who constantly battle with suicidal thoughts. He has also assisted areas of East Lothian Council develop policies and procedures for frontline staff to help them deal with people in distress. As someone who is in recovery from depression and anxiety issues, his lived experience is invaluable. He brings this knowledge to the training and his open and honest talk enhances the quality of each course. Brian is also a creative artist. He has led groups on art and is an advocate of the creative arts and how they can help with mental health. Brian’ s Bio in Mental Health T raining etc.
Brian is a fully qualified trainer in Scotland’ s Mental Health First Aid and the Choose
Life Suicide Prevention Courses, Applied Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and
safeTALK. He has been involved in the organising and delivery of these courses
over the last 8 years within the Lothians. He works part time with a mental health
charity supporting people with mental health issues and providing expertise on
suicide prevention. He has appeared on local and national media in support of
National Suicide Prevention Week and is passionate about helping people in so
much pain that they consider ending their own life. He is adamant that talking about
any problem will help and in the case of suicide it can actually save lives. He has
developed training courses dealing with suicide prevention over the telephone and
for helping people who constantly battle with suicidal thoughts. He has also assisted
areas of East Lothian Council develop policies and procedures for frontline staff to
help them deal with people in distress. As someone who is in recovery from
depression and anxiety issues, his lived experience is invaluable. He brings this
knowledge to the training and his open and honest talk enhances the quality of each
course. Brian is also a creative artist. He has led groups on art and is an advocate
of the creative arts and how they can help with mental health.
Brian’s Bio in Mental Health Training etc.
Brian is a fully qualified trainer in Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid and the Choose
Life Suicide Prevention Courses, Applied Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and
safeTALK. He has been involved in the organising and delivery of these courses
over the last 8 years within the Lothians. He works part time with a mental health
charity supporting people with mental health issues and providing expertise on
suicide prevention. He has appeared on local and national media in support of
National Suicide Prevention Week and is passionate about helping people in so
much pain that they consider ending their own life. He is adamant that talking about
any problem will help and in the case of suicide it can actually save lives. He has
developed training courses dealing with suicide prevention over the telephone and
for helping people who constantly battle with suicidal thoughts. He has also assisted
areas of East Lothian Council develop policies and procedures for frontline staff to
help them deal with people in distress. As someone who is in recovery from
depression and anxiety issues, his lived experience is invaluable. He brings this
knowledge to the training and his open and honest talk enhances the quality of each
course. Brian is also a creative artist. He has led groups on art and is an advocate
of the creative arts and how they can help with mental health.
Brian is a fully qualified trainer in Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid and the Choose
Life Suicide Prevention Courses, Applied Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and
safeTALK. He has been involved in the organising and delivery of these courses
over the last 8 years within the Lothians. He works part time with a mental health
charity supporting people with mental health issues and providing expertise on
suicide prevention. He has appeared on local and national media in support of
National Suicide Prevention Week and is passionate about helping people in so
much pain that they consider ending their own life. He is adamant that talking about
any problem will help and in the case of suicide it can actually save lives. He has
developed training courses dealing with suicide prevention over the telephone and
for helping people who constantly battle with suicidal thoughts. He has also assisted
areas of East Lothian Council develop policies and procedures for frontline staff to
help them deal with people in distress. As someone who is in recovery from
depression and anxiety issues, his lived experience is invaluable. He brings this
knowledge to the training and his open and honest talk enhances the quality of each
course. Brian is also a creative artist. He has led groups on art and is an advocate

All of us are fully insured and hold PVG Certificates.