Susan Irving BA (Hons), Dip. Counselling, PG Dip Psychotherapy, UKCP Accredited.

Susan Irving BA (Hons), Dip. Counselling, PG Dip Psychotherapy, UKCP Accredited.

Azure Business Centres Ltd
Newburn Enterprise Centre
High Street
Newburn
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE15 8LN

Azure Therapy
252 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26 2TE

07709 287828

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Azure Business Centres Ltd
Newburn Enterprise Centre
High Street
Newburn
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE15 8LN

Azure Therapy
252 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26 2TE

07709 287828

About me

Hi there, I am a warm and compassionate counsellor who provides a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic service for my Adult clients (18+.) I have 8 years of counselling experience and in this time I have worked with a variety of client groups which includes anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, low self-esteem and confidence, bereavement and loss, coping with caring responsibilities, loneliness and PTSD, although my training covers many other areas.

Having had counselling myself I have walked in the client’s shoes and I understand how difficult taking the first step to improved mental health wellbeing can be. From experience I find that the first session (the 50 minute initial assessment session) allows a client the opportunity to discuss their concerns or anxieties about the counselling process in an open and supportive environment.

I offer clients a professional experience and I draw on my knowledge and training in various theories and techniques to create an individual therapy plan for my client. The goal of my clinical work is that a client will feel part of the therapy process from its beginnings and that an inclusive process continues to allow the sessions to be tailored to meet the needs of my clients and their individual goals.

I offer both short and long term work, depending on the issues the client presents at their Initial Assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Advice, Guidance and Counselling.

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

PG Diploma in Psychotherapy with Merit.

Training

I have completed all of my specific counselling and psychotherapy training with the  Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NGP) and I continue to train for the Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. The courses at NGP are accredited with the BACP and as such assures the high level of my training. My main theoretical approach is a modal called Transactional Analysis on which the basis of my work stands alongside a Client Centred approach. I also use other techniques which includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Creative methods (Imagery, Metaphor and Sand Tray) .

Expereince

  • Previously worked as a counsellor in a NHS service with GP referred clients.
  • Currently working as an Integrative Counsellor in private practice.
  • Currently working as a counsellor in a Local Authority Occupational Health department.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer both short and long term work depending on the issues the client presents at their Initial Assessment which will be discussed with the client in this session.

All sessions including the Initial Assessment last for 50 minutes and will cost £40.00.

Further information

I offer appointments at two local locations:

Whitley Bay – Weekday Evenings.

Newburn – Saturday's.

Appointments can be booked at short notice depending on availability.

Please contact me using the following details, leave a message and I will get in touch as soon as possible.

Telephone no: 07709287828

Email: susanirvingcounselling@gmail.com

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8LN
Whitley Bay, NE26 2TE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am able to offer Weekday Evening appointments from Azure Therapy rooms in Whitley Bay and Saturday Appointments from my location in Newburn.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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