Susan Hartley MSc, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Susan Hartley MSc, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Lifeways Complementary Health Centre
30 Albany Road
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6PG

07833 220 923

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Lifeways Complementary Health Centre
30 Albany Road
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6PG

07833 220 923

About me

As an experienced counsellor I am here to help when life brings challenges and obstacles that prevent you from living your live the way you want to.

Things can be tough for all of us at times; there is an uncertain economy, the daily challenge of work and home responsibilities, and the trials and tribulations of life’s ups and downs. We can all find ourselves stuck in a difficult or painful place, and sometimes we need help to find to ways of making positive and effective change.

At SimplyCounselling, I help my clients to explore the difficult issues they are going through, and work with them, to find ways of solving life’s problems by making better use of their existing skills and resources.

Positive and effective change can enhance our sense of wellbeing, and help build our resilience so that we can cope better with the stresses of life. Some of the benefits can be that you can begin to:

  • Make decisions about how you want to live your life.
  • No longer feel stuck, powerless, defeated and trapped.
  • Work through feelings of discontent and find motivation and purpose.
  • Feel freedom from fear and destructive patterns of behaviour.
  • Break the habit of victim thinking and instead feel empowered.

If you would like to learn more about counselling, and find out if it is a way forward for you, then you are welcome to contact me on 07833 220 923 or visit my website

About Susan Hartley 

In my private practice, I work with adults who seek counselling as a source of help when facing difficulties and obstacles that challenge living life in a healthy and fulfilled way.

With extensive knowledge and experience in the corporate world, I established a successful workplace counselling service. I also worked as a Director and Supervisor at a large charitable organisation in the city of Birmingham which provides counselling on a voluntary basis.

I love my work and never cease to be amazed at human strength, compassion, humility and the capacity for positive change.

My Approach

My approach as a therapist is Integrative. This draws upon theories and skills that are best suited to each client’s needs by recognising each individual as unique.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science Psychotherapy Studies (MSc) (merit) (University of Sheffield)
  • Advanced Diploma, Integrative Counselling, BACP Accredited (Iron Mill
    Institute Exeter)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Birmingham)
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse OCN 2 (Safeline
  • Counselling Skills (Carrs Lane Counselling Centre, Birmingham)
  • Bereavement counselling (Solihull Bereavement Services)
  • Working with friends and family of those affected by substance misuse
    (Turning Point, Worcester)
  • E-Mentor OCN3 (Sheffield College)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Free initial consultation

If you would like to learn more about the counselling process, you are welcome to meet with me for a half hour consultation. There will be no charge for this meeting as the purpose would not be to discuss your specific issue in detail, but to give you the opportunity of being better informed about the counselling process, type of therapy available and to find out first hand if the environment is one which you feel comfortable in.


My fee for counselling is £45 per session and payment is made by cash or cheque at the end of the session.

Further information


I do my best to make appointments as soon as possible from first contact at a time that is suitable for you.  I understand people have busy schedules and offer flexible appointments Monday to Friday during the day.

If you would like further information or wish to book an appointment please get in touch with me on:
07833 220 923 or email

Maps & Directions

Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6PG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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