Susan Gale Registered MBACP (Accred)
There are times in our life that many of us experience some difficulties and we can temporarily lose our way. We could be feeling anxious, low or depressed, struggling with a problem within a relationship, or simply another difficulty we can't see a way through.
Sometimes a specific life event such as a bereavement or loss or a traumatic experience either past or present can leave us feeling lost and unable to cope.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.
I have experience working with a range of different issues including bereavement and loss, abuse, trauma, relationship problems and many other issues that affect our ability to enjoy life. I am naturally approachable and non-judgemental and offer a safe and secure environment for you to make sense of your current emotions.
Therapy is about you, where I believe you are the expert on your own life. Therapy offers you the opportunity to talk about what may be troubling you in a private, safe and confidential setting. Working through issues with a trained professional can help free your mind from problems that may be holding you back or causing you stress, anxiety or depression.
Following assessment of your current needs I am able to work on both a long or short term basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychological Therapist and have completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the regulatory authorities for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
My experience has been varied working with both adults and young people.As well as being a generic therapist I have specialist experience working with and supporting people who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse and Bereavement.
I have worked in various settings including a college, secondary school and prison environment.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellor's and Psychotherapists and have attained the BACP register certificate of Proficiency. BACP 605499
I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Studies
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Skills
Additional Training and courses I have attended include:
Awareness in Bereavement Care- A Foundation Course
Accredited Bereavement volunteer
The Death of a child at Any Age
Creative Skills for use in Counselling
Sudden and Traumatic Death
Children and Young People's Bereavement Support
Short Term Therapy/Goal Focused
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Working with Children
KCC Basic safeguarding course
Grooming and Stalking
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The initial assessment session is an opportunity where we can meet and you can tell me about yourself and your situation and why you want to come to counselling. From this we can assess your needs and discuss your best way forward. This initial appointment is without obligation and an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable with me. Please feel free at this time to ask any questions.
Individual £40 (50 minute session)
Couples £60 (60 minute session)
I do offer some concessionary rates and reduced rates for student counsellors
please feel free to ask.
My therapy room is at The St Margaret's Millennium Centre in Rainham Kent. It is easily accessible by bus, train or by car. The venue is about 10 minutes walk from Rainham train station and on a direct bus route from Chatham, Gillingham or Sittingbourne. A fee paying car park is located directly opposite the Centre or alternatively there is off road parking at the rear of the building. A lift is also available at the centre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible daytime and evening appointments are available.
Types of client