Susan Powell. Registered Member BACP.
Hi I'm Susan and I am a person-centred counsellor experienced in working with all age groups from eleven years old. The person-centred approach is a type of talking therapy that focuses on you; I believe you hold the solutions within yourself and I hope to help you to find those answers. What I don't do is give you advice, tell you how you should live or tell you what is 'wrong' with you; what I will do is actively listen to you, accept you without judgement and try to understand what it's like to be you living your life. You are the only expert in your world of thoughts, feelings and experiences so I am guided by you and will work with you to achieve your goals. I provide a confidential and secure space for us to work together on untangling your difficulties to enable you to make positive changes towards leading a more fulfilled life. I am committed to providing professional, ethical and safe counselling for you to work through your problems in a trusting and reliable environment.
I am experienced in working in a variety of settings including voluntary work, schools and private practice and have helped with many client issues such as; anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, family, identity, panic disorders, personality disorders, childhood trauma and abuse, low self-esteem, self-harm, substance misuse, emotional and physical abuse, anger management, work place difficulties and I have worked with ex-armed forces personnel coming to terms with trauma memories and finding ways to move forward in civilian life:
"I was made to feel at ease in comfortable surroundings and at no point did I feel judged which I was nervous about. I would highly recommend Susan Powell. She was very friendly and knowledgeable, and overall I found it a very helpful experience"
"I can't thank you enough for how much you have helped me. You were there when I needed help and you guided me to such an amazing place. When I came to you I wanted help with a particular issue but I feel as though my recovery has gone so much further than this"
"I was going through some big changes in my life, so my anxiety was rearing its head. I found that you were able to help me to understand these feelings much better and deal with them like I wasn't able to before. I cannot thank you enough for making me feel so much happier!"
Every client is different, with different needs, and each person moves forward at their own pace so it is important that your needs are met and you decide how many sessions you need. I therefore provide an open-ended service to suit your requirements and I am available on a variety of days and times. I am located in a quiet area with free parking and I work from a private counselling room.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Registered member BACP
- School Counsellor 11-16 year olds
- Private practice 13s and over
- Lecturer of Counselling - adult learners
- Volunteer/charity counselling
- Over thirty years experience with supporting people and their families
- Qualified trainer
- Seminars, presentations, training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
Photos & videos
£40.00 per session
If you are training to be a counsellor, please ask about student discounts
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|