Being Well in Suffolk

Meet the Team

Sue Gray

Therapist Trainer Consultant

Contact Information

I work in a variety of ways - one to one therapy, training & facilitation and as a consultant with organisations. I am also an active member of several peer support networks

About Me

During my working career I have worked in a variety of settings within health and social care -  in the NHS and in charities and in my own private practice. I have been married, have two children and now grandchildren.

I have recently stopped working full time as the director of a mental health charity to enable me to have a more flexible working and home  life.

I started my career as a neurological physiotherapist - moved on the run a Brain Injury Unit in which I also worked as a counsellor for people with brain injury and their families. I then moved to being the Director of a hospital followed by business and service development in the NHS and also the charity sector. Throughout this time I have also been a therapist and trainer in the emotional health and mental wellbeing arena.

I have a particular interest in encouraging people to increase their knowledge and skills so they feel more confident and successful in creating a life that works well for themselves and feel empowered to ask for additional help when they need it and have effective systems in place to maintain the balance and happiness of their life.  

If you want more information about my career do go and visit my profile in Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/suegray/  or give me a ring.

I have undertaken various types of training in psychological and emotional health methods and models.  I have an MSc in Rehabilitation Psychotherapy, and am an accredited teacher of CCI Co Counselling and PSN (Peer Support Network) LINK to PSN page . I am an accredited NLP practitioner and I have recently added  to my tool kit by undertaking the Human Givens Diploma www.hgi.co.uk .

More about the way I work on the next tab.

How I Work

Practitioners within the BWIS group have differing skillsets and approaches. This tab refers to the individual’s ways of working rather than the group as a whole.

I meet people one to one for therapy sessions, or I offer workshops and training programs where I get to know people as part of a group. For consultancy work do ring me and discuss what you are looking for to see if I can help.

When we meet for 121 therapy I will listen carefully to you and work with you on whatever it is you would like to change and understand better in your life using the tools I have learnt and my own experience of life. We will have a clear agreement and boundaries about how we will work together and what each of us will bring to the meetings we have. All our meeting are confidential unless I feel that any information you share is putting you or another person at risk.

If you sign up for one of the Courses I am involved in usually we will have met on a taster session.

In addition to therapeutic work with people I also undertake projects as a Consultant and Researcher. I am involved at the moment with a project to explore what works best to help people who get dementia at a young age (30 to 65 years) to live well and happily.

The therapeutic background to the approach I use most frequently in all aspects of my work is the Human Givens Approach. 

For further information on Human Givens go to: www.hgi.org.uk

 

Individual Therapy

The Human Givens Approach starts out with finding out about you and the difficulties you are experiencing. More often than not, right from the first session we will also begin using relaxation methods, together with a wide range of other techniques. These exercises work to activate your own natural resources and are key to providing you with immediate relief from psychological stress.

We will also work out some achievable and realistic goals to focus on, starting with small manageable steps and continuing at a pace which suits you. We will work together to set goals that are clear and meaningful to you.

From here we can activate your natural resources to help you to feel better and take back control of your life.

At each session we check out what effects the treatment is having on you and, if necessary, work through any unanticipated difficulties.

Treatment ends when you are happy that you have made enough progress to continue living a healthy life without regular assistance from me.

Human Givens Therapists do not encourage people to become dependent on therapy.

How long will it take?

Everyone’s situation is different, but we aim to take as few sessions as possible and you can fully expect improvements to begin from the first session. The average number of sessions is between four and six sessions.

Fees and Costs

The BWIS group pages define the costs for events and services on the relevant pages. This page describes the fees and costs for this individual team member ONLY. Other team members may have different costs and fees.

Individual Therapy:   Individuals per 60 minute session                     £75        

                                      Couples per session   90 minute sessions        £150

Payment Methods:   Preferred method - Electronic bank Transfer to Santander,  Sort Code 09-01-28, Account Number 67891505.                                                            Or by cash or cheque at the end of the session. Receipts provided.


Bursaries may be available – please talk to me if cost is an issue

NB: Full fee charged if you cancel your session with less than 24hours notice except in exceptional circumstances

 

Training Courses and Workshops

PSN CCi - Peer Support Network  - Next Tasters and Training. please click this link for further information

Research and organisational Consultancy

Please contact me to discuss your needs and I can let you know a cost

 

Testimonials

Lewis
22 June 2018
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121 Work coaching
Sue taught me that what I think effects how I feel - and then supported me to apply that knowledge to take back control of my life and be a more confident and calmer team leader. She was kind and I felt she 'got' me and understood what I was saying.
Mark
09 October 2018
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Too angry
We worked on me having less of a short fuse - it was a mixture of learning about what made me angry and how to change how I responded and creating a life generally that worked better for me all around.

    Sue is involved with the following events as part of the Being Well in Suffolk team.

    PSNCCI Part I - 3 days
    Free for Life emotional Support and friendship
    The PSN CCi network is a community of people who have been trained to use peer support for themselves and each other, to make a difference in their own lives and in the world around them.
    2018 Nov 26
    Mon - 09:30 to 16:30
    3 Things I Learnt This Year
    “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”
    Charlie & Phil invite you to join them to celebrate and release 2018 - a closing ceremony on the year just passed to help you gain valuable lessons and set yourself up for the new year to come.
    2018 Dec 13
    Thu - 19:00 to 21:00

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