Hello, my name is Susan - I am a qualified counsellor and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I also hold a Certificate in Online Counselling (CPCAB).
I offer one to one face to face and online counselling. I provide a safe, supportive place for you to explore whatever is concerning you at this time.I offer short and long-term counselling with an initial assessment which enables me to plan the most appropriate therapeutic support for my clients
I am an integrative counsellor which means my client work is informed by different approaches: Transpersonal; Psychodynamic and Person-Centred which enables me to offer a flexible approach to working with clients in a way that is most appropriate to their individual needs.If you would like more information on these approaches I can provide this at our first meeting.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Youth Counselling
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Model)
- Certificate in Online Counselling (CPCAB)
I have several years experience in a healthcare setting working with clients and their families facing illness; end of life; loss; change and bereavement.
I also have experience in working with a range of issues including family and personal relationships; sexual abuse; low self-esteem; eating disorders; anxiety; depression and anger management.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
My fees are £40 per face to face session.
Online £25 per email response.
Counselling can feel a bit like stepping into the unknown and you may be wondering what the "theory" means to you as the client. I strongly believe that an open, honest, supportive non-judgmental relationship between therapist and client is equally important.We may look at what happened "back there" in the past; at how things are "out there" in your world and "in here" the counselling relationship.
What happens in your first session.
I will take some some background information from you and explore what you are hoping to achieve from therapy. Confidentiality will also be fully explained.Face to face sessions are 50 minutes. With online counselling the specific details of contact are agreed before we begin working together.I offer both short and long-term counselling and this will be discussed at our first meeting. Of course this is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer Monday daytime; evening appointments & Saturday mornings.
Types of client