Counselling and psychotherapy in Stafford

“We were all made to be able to be happy in an imperfect world that is constantly unfolding.” Al Pesso

I’m Sue Tupling and I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice, Embodied Living. We are all able to be happy and live an embodied life full of meaning, connectedness, pleasure and satisfaction. But, from time to time, we need a helping hand to overcome and heal the problems that get in the way of this happiness. In a warm, non-judgemental space, I can help you with many issues including: anxiety; depression; trauma; abuse; anger resolution; addiction; low self esteem; panic attacks; bereavement; relationship issues; phobia; self-harm; stress.

Contact me today and book a session tailored bespoke to your needs and your budget.


Pay what you can for counselling sessions



I offer a fee structure to suit you. You pay what you can afford, ensuring therapy is mutually affordable for both of us. The sessions are an hour long and my standard rates are £45 an hour. However, I know that sometimes income is limited so I will work with you to agree a price that suits you. I generally ask that you come on board for two sessions at the full rate first. The initial session is always free of charge. Contact me to find out more about affordable psychotherapy and counselling.

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Find out more about my multi-modality approach to psychotherapy and counselling.


Help with overcoming life’s problems – be more of who you can be

“I just want to feel like myself again”
“Everything is too much and I just can’t cope anymore”
“I’m so anxious, I feel I’m going crazy”
“My (insert bad habit) is out of control and its affecting my relationships”
“I think I’m having a breakdown or something”
“My partner thinks I should see you”
“I’m at rock bottom and I don’t know what to do”
“I hate living like this”
“This is the first time I have talked to anyone like this”
“I think I’m going to hurt myself or someone else, if something doesn’t change”
“I’m scared all the time, I can’t seem to find any peace”

These are just some of the things that people say who come for counselling sessions. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. Or perhaps you are worried about your health, family, job or relationship. Sometimes we can feel so stuck that we just don’t know which way to turn? I offer a safe, caring space to help you to find yourself again.

Have you felt that you’ve had to be the strong one, keep coping, not let anyone else in? Do feel that seeking help means that you are weak? Have you been feeling down, hoping that something will change whilst putting on a brave face? Many people live like this for years, and it often takes for us to be at rock bottom before we reach out. But when you do make contact, you have made a brave and life-changing decision. Change is often not easy, but it is possible. And I work at a pace that is right for you.

In a non-judgmental space you are able to talk freely and openly about your pain, dissatisfaction or frustration, and other issues. You might be feeling despair or alienation. Just talking about things that you’ve held inside for so long can be a tremendous relief. By making connections and understanding how the past relates to now, you can loosen up the past’s grip on you and live more freely in the present. This is embodied living.

Contact us to find out more about affordable psychotherapy.

Accredited counselling and psychotherapy

Psychotherapy or counselling can be short or long term, depending on the nature of your problem. You can be assured of a results oriented approach to our work together, in an open and honest framework. Based in Stafford, Staffordshire, with easy access by road, rail or bus, I provide a safe, private therapeutic space in either my home-based therapy room or from my custom-designed narrowboat in a idyllic, peaceful waterside location. Sessions are also available via Skype, telephone and email.

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Within Staffordshire and the West Midlands I am one of a few psychotherapists registered with UKCP and Accredited by NLPtCA in Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy, which is a constructivist psychotherapy (a specialist form of NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming).


My qualifications include:

  • UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (reg. No. 2011165086)
  • NLPtCA Accredited Psychotherapist
  • Post Grad Diploma in NLPt (neurolinguistic psychotherapy)
  • Certified Satyananda Yoga Teacher
  • Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist
  • Advanced Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Accredited therapeutic coach (INLPTA)
  • Qualified Yoga and Yoga nidra teacher (BWY Dip), (Yoga Academy/Satyananda accredited)
  • Accredited executive coach (Academy of Executive Coaching)
  • Certified trainer of business-focused NLP (ANLP)
  • NLP Certificate in Teaching Excellence (Society of NLP)
  • MSc and BSc (Hons) – Aston University and University of Aberdeen

Yoga and mindfulness-based approach to psychotherapy and counselling

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I have been teaching yoga and mindfulness for over 13 years and am BWY qualified (Yoga Academy) and a Satyananda certified yoga teacher. I have done over 500 hours of core training in gaining my teacher training diplomas. I studied buddhism from my early 20s find the path of soto zen and in my mid 30s found raja yoga. I have been initiated as a sanyassin (seeker) by Swami Niranjananda in Bihar, India.

My approach to yoga is informed by the classical system of Satyananda yoga and inspired by my own experience of the power of yoga to change my life in a deep and transforming way. I incorporate yogic influences as an integral part of my psychotherapy and counselling work. This might involve yoga psychotherapy, gentle seated yoga postures, breathing practices, and yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique aimed at relaxing both the body and the mind.

Yoga psychotherapy helps you develop a deeper connection to yourself and reconnect body and mind to release deep emotional and physical tensions. It promotes wholeness through working on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies by employing mind, body and energy.

How Embodied Living psychotherapy and counselling works


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A number of discounted or free sessions are available, for example for NHS referrals and for those on low incomes.