Susan Ann Light MBACP Registered
Cheadle Hulme Psychotherapy Centre
1-2 Cheadle Court
Hello. My name is Susan Light and I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, consultant and trainer. For the last twenty two years, I have gained experience in working with individuals, couples and families. I work with people of all ages from various backgrounds and cultures.
I first qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist in 1993, gaining an Advanced Certificate in Counselling from Manchester University. Since then I have undertaken an extensive range of post graduate study.
For most of my working career I have worked in multidisciplinary teams in the statutory, educational and voluntary sector. I have worked as an alcohol counsellor with individuals and families as well as specialising in working with children and young people.
I have experience of working in partnership with the police, prison service, social services and youth services as well as children’s charities as a consultant. I have also worked as a counsellor at Edge Hill University, supporting students through any emotional issues that may cause stress whilst engaging in their studies.
For the last eleven years I have worked in Adult Mental Health Services in a primary care setting for the NHS. I have experience of working with people with moderate to severe mental health issues.
As well as working in the NHS I also have a successful private practice, working in South Manchester, Bolton and Wigan. Clients are referred to me in many ways; self referrals, GPs Occupational Health Departments, Personal Injury Lawyers, Statutory Services, Voluntary Sector and other therapists.
How can I help?
In the 16 years I have worked as a counsellor I have encountered such a rich variety of clients as to make my work both very interesting and extremely rewarding. For example, I have worked with people who have been in a serious accident, been bereaved, witnessed a traumatic event or been abused; those going through a relationship breakdown or suffering from workplace stress; people with drug, alcohol or other addictions; people who are seriously ill, or are caring for a loved one who is ill.
But I don’t just work with people with problems. Lots of people work with counsellors because there is something they want to achieve, and something within them stopping them from doing it. From simply wanting the confidence to holiday alone to wanting to win the World Championships or build a business empire, I help people achieve their dreams.
In my work I use a wide variety of different counselling and psychotherapy techniques, but I prefer not baffle my clients with jargon. At the end of the day, I find that clients aren’t really bothered whether I use therapy A or technique B, they just want to know that I can help them. And I can.
I really enjoy my work; helping people to deal with their problems and face life with a positive outlook is very rewarding indeed. And I can help you. You might think your problem is trivial, or you might think it so great that no-one can help, but this is not the case. Just give me a call for an informal chat and a no-obligation discussion about how I can help.
I offer my skills, knowledge, honesty and integrity. Each person is unique and I tailor my skills and knowledge to suit their needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Cert. Counselling (Manchester University)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- Advanced Clinical Training in EMDR
- Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Supervision
- Cert. Ed (Adult Education)
- Complimentary Therapies
- Indian Head Massage
- Reiki Master Level I and II
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
£60 couple counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer flexible times in my three practices from monday to friday
Supervision & training
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