Sue Griffin is a Group Analyst (Institute of Group Analysis) Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist (University of Hertfordshire, Goldsmiths University and Anna Friend Centre), as well as a registered supervisor (Institute of Group Analysis). Sue is registered with the UKCP and HCPC.
While Sue’s approach is primarily informed by analytic, psycho-dynamic and interpersonal theories, such as D.I.T and creative arts therapies, her years of experience and multiple qualifications enable her to draw upon a broad and eclectic mix of training, thus optimising the best possible outcome for her clients.
Sue worked for the Bedfordshire and London NHS Trusts between 1994 – 2017 within both adult and children’s Services. She gained extensive experience of working with adults in acute mental health, complex care services and outpatient services. Within child services, Sue worked with CAMH (Child & Adolescent Mental Health) and Social Services (LAC: Looked After Children), and within a Therapeutic Community for Adolescents. Since 2014, Sue has provided reflective practise and group supervision for several charitable organisations within the Brighton and Hove area. Between 2015 – present, Sue started at Brighton Therapy Centre (Brighton), where she has gone on to develop a full-time private practise. Sue is currently developing her private practise within for New Road Psychotherapy in Brighton and Hove.
In her private practice, Sue works with children, adolescents and adults. The work she offers can be individual, focused short term psychotherapy (D.I.T) or long-term; with families, parents or children, and with groups. Sue works with both verbal and creative art therapies. Her therapeutic groups are long-term, slow, open groups for adults referred for therapy. She runs several therapeutic groups at Brighton Therapy Centre and has a large caseload of individual clients. At New Road Psychotherapy she is currently developing a private practise comprising groups and individual psychotherapy.
Sue has worked as a supervisor since 2015 within the NHS working with staff groups and trainees, she now supervises with her private practise. Since 2018, Sue has worked within New Road Psychotherapy’s ‘Low-Cost Service’, where she provides several supervision groups for trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.
Since 2014 Sue has been involved with her training body The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA), where she has helped facilitate the Brighton Foundation Course in Group Analysis, both as a seminar leader and experiential groups conductor.
Since 2022 Sue has been convenor of the Brighton Foundation Course, which is currently running out of New Road Psychotherapy (https://www.newroadpsychotherpay.com) 8 The Drive, Hove. Sue has recently established the Group Analytic Foundation Course within a Community Interest Company C.I.C. and aims to further develop the training.