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About me

I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor and Supervisor in the East Riding of Yorkshire. I offer a holistic and down to earth approach in dealing with the many challenges that life brings.

I feel it's important to work with the whole person and all that they bring.....emotionally, physically, spiritually, as well as taking into account lifestyle choices, since i believe that these factors influence how we think and feel thus impacting our lives and our relationships. As a buddhist practitioner I am interested in helping people find meaning and purpose in their lives and I offer mindfulness based exercises and relaxation techniques for those experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. 

I have worked in both private practise and the voluntary sector over the last 20 years providing 1-1 counselling, couple work, and group facilitation to clients with a wide range of issues. I also provide counselling supervision on a 1-1 and group basis to both trainee and qualified counsellors. I have also worked with young people in various school settings over the last 10 years. 

I offer both short and long-term therapy so that clients are able to work at their own chosen pace, and am happy to arrange courses of therapy to suit clients personal, practical and financial needs. I am a registered, senior accredited practitioner and work to the BACP code of ethics.

Having experienced the benefits of counselling myself, I believe that despite how difficult or painful it may feel at times, it can also be extremely rewarding and enriching (in my experience clients laugh as much as they cry in the therapy process) Most importantly it gives us the space and time to attend to our emotional needs and offers us the chance to explore and possibly change the things in our lives that we are not happy with.

The things that matter to me personally in life are; love, honesty, wisdom and compassion, respect, equality and freedom of choice. I also believe in plain-speaking and tend to talk about things in a straightforward way, so if you feel unsure or wish to know more then give me a call; perhaps together we can find a way of exploring the things that matter to you in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling,
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Pychodrama
Certificate in Art Therapy
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Certificate in Hypnosis & Clinical Hypnotherapy

BACP Accreditation - Counsellor/Psychotherapist
BACP Senior Accreditation - Supervisor

Certificate in Couple Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural difference and diversity, loneliness & isolation, long-term illness, meaning of life.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Counselling (1-1) £50 per hour
Couple Counselling £60 per hour
Counselling Supervision (Individual & Group) £50 per hour
Clinical Supervision for Organisations £50 per hour
Personal Therapy for counselling & psychotherapy students in training - £40 per hour
Supervision for counselling & psychotherapy students in training - £40 per hour

Further information

I offer creative forms of therapy to individuals and groups who prefer a more physically expressive way of working on their issues. This might invlove the use of art-work, movement /role play, dreamwork, or relaxation techniques. Often clients will choose to bring something meaningful such as photographs, music, poetry or other personal memorabilia to help them express particular feelings and emotions in relation to difficulties they are facing in their lives.

I work from home in a quiet location close to the Humber Bridge Park and viewing area. My therapy room has been created to provide a calm, peaceful environment in which clients and supervisee's alike are invited to relax and 'be themselves'.

North Ferriby
East Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Susanna Martin Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor

Susanna Martin Senior Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor