Suki Yip dip/MBACP
Counselling in West Midlands


Member Organisation(s): MBACP

Therapy Provides

About Suki Yip dip/MBACP
A Registered BACP member, approachable, conscientious, reliable individual with extensive knowledge around issues concerning rape and domestic/sexual violence. Respectful of the humanity, worth and dignity of all people and promoting this value within my work. Having a proven ability to recognise and respect diversity amongst people whilst opposing discrimination and oppressive behaviour. Am able to create therapeutic conditions in order to promote autonomy and encourage clients to make responsible decisions on their own. Respectful of the privacy of clients, preserving the confidentiality of information acquired whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

My core approach is Person-centred. However, from an integrative perspective, my choice of therapeutic interventions derive from the conceptualisation of the problem. That choice is made by relating the intervention directly to the nature or character of the problem being addressed. My toolbox comprises of many techniques and I use whatever fits my client best.

As a counsellor, my aim is to support my clients as they explore who they are and help them to discover the influences that shape their unique view of the world. My motivations are geared towards fulfilment and helping people towards achieving theirs.
I have a Diploma in counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy).
My training, work experience and any achievement
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - level 3
Certificate in Counselling Skills - level 2
Working with Children and Teenagers counselling course (12 months). Content included: Psychoperceptional theory, various types of play therapy, Humanistic theory, family systems theory, Inner child, legal acts & legislation, ethical understanding of counselling children & teenagers. Course also incorporates abuse, bereavement, anger, anxiety counselling.

Workshops/Training Courses Include:

Awareness on rape & sexual abuse
Eating Disorders
Awareness on self injury/self harm
Awareness on Mental health/OCD/PTSD
Inner child
Counsellors & the Law
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Child Protection/Child Abuse
Gay/lesbian and Bi-sexual
Awareness on Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
Teenage Partner Abuse
Domestic Violence, Children & young people level 1 & 2
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Having successfully worked and completing a variety of workshops at Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid, I have sound knowledge of domestic violence issues, rape & sexual violence, teenage partner abuse, domestic violence (children & young people) and FGM femail genital mutilation.

I have also had the opportunity to work with residents that have been victims of domestic/sexual violence within a Birmingham refuge for a period of two years. Each case was a huge success. Each case with the service user was unique. I offered non-judgmental, safe and caring sessions, listening attentively and emotionally supporting women to personally grow and feel empowered.

Therapies offered

Cognitive and behavioural therapies
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Humanistic therapies
Person-centred therapy
Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Psychodynamic therapy
Further Information

-Building a relationship of trust and respect with clients

-Agreeing a ’counselling contract’ to establish what will be covered in sessions

-Encouraging clients to talk about the feelings that have made them seek counselling

-Listening carefully, ask questions and clarify my understanding of the client’s situation

-Empathising with the client’s issues, but challenge them when necessary

-Helping clients to see things more clearly or from different perspectives

-Referring clients to other sources of help if appropriate

-Attending regular supervision and counselling sessions

-Keeping confidential records

-Attending continuing professional development courses/workshops/reading

-Working towards accreditation.


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