Susan Lofthouse M.A, B.Sc.(Hons), Adv Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

Susan Lofthouse M.A, B.Sc.(Hons), Adv Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accred)


01253 869349

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01253 869349

About me

I am a Person-centred Counsellor who values this approach as it can help you to regain some control over your life and your issues. Although a well qualified and experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor, I am just an ordinary person who values other people.

I became a Counsellor because I experienced its value as a client when a mature student at the University of Central Lancs in 1989. Having difficulties with juggling deadlines, the commitments and responsibilities of being a parent, and enduring severe PMT symptoms, I found great benefit from the support I received from talking in confidence with one of their Counsellors. 

Valuing this experience so highly, I decided to follow my psychology degree with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling at Wigan College, and undertook my placement at UCLAN in the hope that I could offer students the type of heartfelt support I had received myself.

Once qualified I set up and ran the first Student Counselling Service of a Further Education College, and gained extensive experience of counselling young people. Also, in private practice as a Counsellor since 1995, I have counselled many, many people with all kinds of issues during that time.

As a member of a number of Counsellor Training teams, I have facilitated Personal Development, Skills and Supervision groups, provided individual Counselling to trainees and qualified practitioners, and undertaken a number of Continued Professional Development Courses, completing a MA in Counselling in 2000.

Please get in touch if you think I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology 1991
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling 1992
  • Adult Education Teaching Certificate 1995
  • M.A in Counselling 2000
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision 2002
  • General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills 2013

Short Courses Attended:

  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue ( Eating Disorders - Suzie Orbach)
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Person-centred Expressive Therapy Institute (Level 1)
  • Stress Management
  • Crisis/Disaster Counselling
  • Drugs and Behaviour
  • DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) Awareness
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Dementia Friends Champion Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I do not work in an issue specific way. I work with you as the person you are, with whatever types of issues you have and support you in finding a way to feel better about yourself so that you can cope better with what is bothering you.


£35 per hour Individuals
£45 per hour Couples
£40 - £60 per hour Organisations

I am happy to consider fee reductions under certain circumstances.

Further information

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Maps & Directions

Blackpool, FY5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime and Early Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a Person-centred Counsellor and Supervisor based in Blackpool.

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