A Multi-modality approach to psychotherapy in Stafford

Sue Tupling, founder of Embodied Living, uses neurolinguistic psychotherapy and body-based psychotherapy as her main modalities working in Stafford and Staffordshire. This is complemented with transformational coaching, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, yoga therapy, breath re-training, emotional freedom techniques and biofeedback work.
Find out more about Embodied Counselling here.

Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt)

Therapy tailored to you

Neuro-linguistic psychotherapy (NLPt) goes much deeper than CBT and even neurolinguistic programming (NLP), in that it looks for the way the client has ‘constructed’ their experience of the world and, by exploring ‘how’ people think, identifying successful outcomes and then applying these successful actions or beliefs in ways which work. Whilst the client is always in control of the overall direction of the work, and indeed each session, much of the focus is on working with the client’s unconscious and somatic mind, their ‘deep structure’, hence it is very powerful.

In NLP therapy the therapist acts like an explorer, often not knowing how each session will emerge, going with the client’s need and having the overall outcome in mind at all times. A basic belief of nlp psychotherapy is that the client already has all the answers and solutions within their own unconscious mind and body-mind system, and the therapists job is to reveal them and collaboratively put them to use. Sue’s skill lies in paying exquisite attention and enabling the client to discover the inner structure that is generating the presenting problem, so that the client begins to have a clear feeling of what restructuring would serve them better.

Find out more about Neuro-linguistic psychotherapy (NLPt) here

Somatic Therapy/Somatic Experiencing

Somatic therapy is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. Trauma may result from a wide range of stressors such as serious accidents, assault or abuse, neglect, war, natural disasters, surgery, the break up of a significant relationship, the discovery of a life-threatening illness or disabling condition. Trauma develops through the failure of the body, psyche and nervous system to process adverse events. Effective treatment does not require the traumatised person to re-tell or re-live the traumatic event.

Body-Based Psychotherapy – Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP)

Heals past emotional deficits

PBSP therapy is gentle yet powerful

Pesso Boyden therapy (PBSP) is the most advanced therapeutic body-based psychotherapy system available for emotional re-education or reprogramming. PBSP works either one to one or on a group basis to heal past emotional deficits using unique processes called ‘Structures’ and ‘Microtracking™’ that help clients to identify emotional deficits and create ‘new memories’. The use of objects and role players provide participants with a healing experience to overcome past traumas, wounds, losses and abuses. These ‘new memories’ provide symbolic fulfillment of the basic developmental needs of place, nurture, support, protection and limits. With the inclusion of ‘Holes and Roles,’ the latest innovation in PBSP theory and technique, therapists learn how to provide a highly effective and streamlined approach to reducing resistance, negative transference, and somatic overload.  Many aspects of PBSP theories and techniques have close parallels in recent neuroscience findings about mirror neurons, empathy, morality, and the impact of language on the theory of mind.


Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy uses relaxation indirect suggestions to tap into the healing power of the unconscious mind via language patters and stories or metaphors. This helps the client access more powerful states for change, more quickly.

Yoga psychotherapy


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.

Brief Therapy

Depending on the presenting issue and desired outcome the therapy can typically be brief and short-term (6 to 10 hours) or for others more long-term work is needed. In her work, Sue aims to quickly get to the source of the problem, and does not need to dwell too much on personal history, only using it to look for less productive ‘patterning’ to restructure the client’s model of the world to a more productive and useful one for them.

Proof that psychotherapy works

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The effectiveness of psychotherapy and counselling using this approach is measured by practice based evidence using the CORE system. I am achieving up to 95 to 100 per cent clinical or reliable change and 85 per cent both clinical and reliable change across all four dimensions of wellbeing, symptoms, functioning and risk. Because of this high success rate, I promise your money back if you don’t benefit from the sessions.


Online therapy and counselling

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Online psychotherapy and counselling

Wherever you are in the world you can benefit from our online counselling and psychotherapy service – all you need is an internet connection. We use video or phone based tools like Skype, or Google hangouts for a confidential and surprisingly effective service.

FREE Intake Session

Comfortable therapy room

The initial 60 minute Intake Session provides an initial assessment, giving an indication of the duration of the therapy, and is free of charge. The work can be carried out in the warm, comfortable therapy room at St Albans House or on client premises.






Professional Membership

Sue is a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (NLPtCA), which is the relevant professional body. This group is currently a member of the Experiential Constructivist Section of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and individuals who meet the standards for accreditation become UKCP-Accredited Neurolinguistic Psychotherapists. As such, the NLPtCA has agreed policies concerning professional ethics, training standards, accreditation procedures, and dealing with complaints.

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