Susan Bailey

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Romford RM3 & Yeovil BA22
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About me

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I  am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and a member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy ) and EMDR UK & Irelland.

If you are struggling with a difficult issue, then I would like to offer you a safe and confidential space where we can discuss them without fear of judgement.

When any of us feel anxious or worried or are struggling to cope with difficult issues it can feel like a lonely place. In my 20+ years of practising I have had the privilege of helping many people by allowing them the opportunity to be themselves,  to express their feelings safely and to understand their thoughts and actions; this has helped them to move forward in their lives . 

Below are some of the issues that I help my clients with, however this list is not exhaustive:

Currently, sadly many people are facing the fallout of the pandemic.  People report suddenly experiencing anxiety when they never did before and many people are feeling depressed; many are feeling nervous about returning to the workplace; fear or anger of job loss is common.  Many people have lost loved ones or have had covid-19 and are now dealing with the after effects of this.  The list goes on.

Other issues I work with my clients on are posed below:

  • Do you feel that past events are affecting how you cope with life today?
  • Do you want to talk to someone about the pain of losing someone close to you?
  • Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Is it affecting your everyday life? 
  • Are you feeling really low and have been feeling like this for too long?              
  • Do you wish you could stop feeling anxious?           
  • Are you unmotivated at work or in your personal life?  
  • Have you had a difficult or traumatic incident or childhood?  
  • Do you find you have bouts of physical pain or/and fatigue/tiredness? 
  • Are your relationships difficult, abusive or unfulfilling?

I am able to offer short term or longer term therapy with the option of a 50 minute or 25 minute duration, depending on what your needs and preferences are. Choosing a counsellor/psychotherapist is a very personal matter, so if you would like to contact me for further information and to see if you think we could work together, then please do.

Sessions are offered via phone or home visits.

Training, qualifications & experience

                                                                                                                                             Formal qualifications:

  • Master of Arts Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling (Person-Centred)
  • Certificate in Stress Management
  •  EMDR & Trauma therapy & dissociation
  • Further Education Teacher's Certificate                                                                                                                                                                                  Further training in:
  • Counselling for Rape & Sexual Assault
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Transpersonal Therapy
  • Anger
  • Suicide & extreme reactions
  • Group work
  • Working with couples
  • Critical incident

Anxiety & depression                                                                                          ME/CFS
Chronic illness
Sexual abuse
Eating disorders/disordered eating
Relationship issues
Lack of confidence
Low self esteem/self worth                                                                                         Loss & bereavement

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with






Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

When I work

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Further information

"When it all seemed dark you helped me to begin to see a chink of light that grew brighter and brighter until the darkness disappeared.  It was then that I could walk without stumbling."

"Thanks for all your help through what was an awful time for us. We really enjoyed being able to talk to one another without it all falling into pieces again."

"Without help from Sue I don't think I could have made it through.  Things got so bad and I nearly never made it."

"Being a man like most men I know we don't let our feelings out and I never talked about my feelings to no one.  When I met Susan I didn't want to say about my feelings but then it all came out.  I was shocked at first but Susan has a way of making you feel it's alright to do it and to be okay with yourself.  I tell all my friends to go for counselling now, I think every bloke should go.  Find a good counsellor like I did and get all that emotion out, the anger and the pain!"

"At first I was reluctant to having counselling on the phone but after trying it I found it had some benefits over seeing Susan in person.  I was able to say things I might have had a problem saying because she was looking at me.  Being on the phone to Susan was good because she picks up on how I was feeling even though she couldn't see me and I'm getting better and better at being independent."

"Sue has taught me how to manage my anxiety and how to 'calm my nervous system'.  I have learnt so much about how anxiety works that I am less afraid now.  Because of Sue's lovely calm and patient way, I am able to untangle the mess in my mind without feeling stupid or scared of what she might think of me.  Sue makes me feel important and relaxed and I feel like I am moving forward now."

"Thanks for giving me that safe place to unload my suitcases full of my past and my problems.  They are much lighter now."

Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3

1 Smallway, Galhampton, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7AE

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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