Susie Burnby BSc (Hons) MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
Hello, I wonder how I can help you? I am a friendly and highly qualified counsellor, working with individuals in a safe and accepting environment. I am able to help with a wide range of issues and understand that choosing a counsellor can seem daunting, particularly when you may already be feeling unhappy or worried.
I have experience working with clients of all ages and offer both short or longer term work. I work at my home office in Great Bromley (CO7), within easy reach of Colchester, Clacton, Harwich, Ipswich and surrounding areas. Daytime and some evening appointments are available.
We all wish for a good life, but when we experience problems such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress, anger or relationship difficulties it can be difficult to know what to do for the best. I work with each client as an individual and offer counselling free from judgement or expectation. Working in partnership, we can explore together what is troubling you or holding you back in life. I believe that you ultimately know what is right for you, and aim to help you to explore your difficulties realistically and empathically, so that you feel better able to live your life as you wish.
I work with adults and young people in a holistic way, tailoring counselling to suit each client's needs. In addition to traditional talking therapy, I also offer Creative Therapies for clients who find it hard to talk about their problems.
I also offer a unique "therapeutic day", using the healing power of nature and the world around us. It is the ideal antidote to a stressful or busy life, and can be restorative and supportive where you may have been through a difficult period in your life. The day lasts approximately 5 hours and is tailored to each individual. The experience is also available to groups of up to 4 people.
Counselling really can help you to live a happier, more fulfilling life so please don't hesitate to contact me to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2008 and have been in private practice since then, undertaking ongoing professional training and development. I also have a Certificate in Supervision and a Certificate in Creative Therapies, both endorsed by BACP.
I am also a specialist Bereavement Counsellor, working for a local charity. In this role, I work with groups and individuals and provide training to volunteers. I also supervise other Bereavement Counsellors within the organisation.
Previously I worked as a placement counsellor at The Colchester Institute Counselling Service, seeing clients of all ages, and the Colchester Sixth Form College, working with young people aged 16-19.
BSc(Hons) in Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University).
Certificate in Supervision (BACP Endorsed)
Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex).
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
I am DBS (CRB) checked (Enhanced) and fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life-threatening or limiting illness
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
Individual Counselling (50 mins) £35
Student Counsellors who are not working whilst in training (50 mins) £20 (Gt. Bromley office only)
Therapeutic Day £90 per person (Please contact me to find out more)
Supervision £35 per hour or £50 per hour and a half.
Some evening appointments are available if you are unable to attend during the day
My office in Great Bromley is peaceful and comfortable and has off road parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments are available at my Great Bromley office, just outside Colchester.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|