Susan Reynolds BA (Hons), MA, MBACP (Accred.)
Christchurch Medical Centre
1 Purewell Cross Road
The Bay Tree Therapy Centre
Counselling at the Bay Tree offers you a safe place to talk freely. It can be a great relief to just talk, without being judged or criticized. You might be having relationship problems, or struggling with a bereavement. You may have depression, anxiety, or problems with anger. We can work on these, and also think about deeper feelings that may be influencing how you live your life. Some of these may be connected with your past. We can explore how you have come to be where you are now, and what you want in the future. I won't tell you what to do, as you are always the best person to make your own decisions, but by working together, we can find new options for you.
My counselling sessions take place in two locations in the centre of Christchurch. Counselling at the Bay Tree is based at The Bay Tree Therapy Centre, Saxon Square, Christchurch BH23 1QB. Counselling at The Loft is based at The Loft, Christchurch Medical Centre, Purewell Cross Road, Christchurch BH23 3AF. I have appointments available mornings, afternoons and evenings. You can book an initial appointment with me easily by emailing me or leaving a message on my answerphone. Please feel welcome to get in touch with me if you have any questions about counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, accredited and experienced psychodynamic therapist. I have a Master's degree in Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF Therapy in London. I am also an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My Bachelors degree is in languages and I have a background in teaching. I have worked as a counsellor in several settings in London and Dorset over the last twenty years, including crisis services, bereavement counselling and counselling agencies. I have had my counselling practice at the Bay Tree Therapy Centre since 2007. I also work as Counselling Co-ordinator for a local counselling service.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
When you contact me, I arrange a one-off session for us to meet and talk about your situation. You can ask me anything you like about the counselling, and take some time to decide whether you would like to go ahead with more sessions. This first session lasts for about an hour, and costs £20. If you decide to go ahead with the counselling, you can have as many or as few sessions as you would like, and you are free to end the counselling whenever you choose. If you prefer, we can also arrange to meet for a fixed number of sessions, to work on a specific area that is troubling you. The cost of ongoing sessions is £40 per session. I charge £20 for missed sessions, although I will do my best to offer you an alternative time. Payment can be by cash, cheque or bank transfer, monthly or weekly: we can discuss all of these practical arrangements when we meet. As the counselling goes along, you can discuss with me any changes to our arrangements you would like to make.
I am fully professionally insured.
I often have evening appointments available.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, you are welcome to email me, or call and leave a message, and I will get back to you.
If you have an active addiction to drugs or alcohol, you would need to seek specific help with this before starting psychodynamic counselling.
Please note also that my consulting room is on the first floor. At Christchurch Medical Centre, there is a stairlift which you are welcome to use. At the Bay Tree, you would need to be able to walk upstairs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am at The Loft, Christchurch Medical Centre on Tuesdays, and at The Bay Tree Therapy Centre on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.
Types of client