Susan Mayfield Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) BPC Reg
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties? Has something happened, now or in the past that is difficult to talk about? Counselling offers a confidential space to explore thoughts and feelings and work through problems.Sometimes, simply saying things out loud to another person can make you feel significantly less isolated or overwhelmed. When facing challenges, change or loss, being able to find words for your experiences can make them seem more manageable.
I offer a professional, confidential service to individuals and couples. I have particular experience of working with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, cancer, bereavement and relationship issues. I work in calm, attractive premises in the Tivoli area of Cheltenham, close to affordable parking, offering short or longer term, face-to-face counselling.
I work psychodynamically, considering the bigger picture, especially the ways in which problems in the here-and-now may have been affected by events or dynamics in the past. Where appropriate, I can also offer writing therapy, working creatively with written words to help you find a greater sense of wellbeing and perspective.
My professional training combines counselling, literature and education and I bring many years’ experience of working in a range or settings including GP practices, hospitals and schools. A background in the arts and contact with faith communities makes me well-placed to work with difficulties relating to creativity or spirituality. My approach is warm, down-to-earth and non-judgemental.
I am a Registrant of BPC and an Accredited Member of the BACP (MBACP Accred). I practice according to the BACP and BPC ethical frameworks.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (wpf)
- Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling (UWE)
- BA Hons English Literature (University of Oxford
- PGCE (University of Bristol)
I am committed to ongoing professional development and have recently undertaken further training in:
- Trauma and Dissociative Disorder
- Attachment Issues
- Time-Limited Therapy
- Couples Counselling
I am employed as a trainer by a county-wide counselling agency delivering their 'Introduction to Counselling' course.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transition and change
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£45 for a 50 minute individual session.
£65 for a 60 minute couple session.
Concessions may be available - please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer daytime or evening appointments Monday-Thursday and also weekend appointments if required.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|