Susan Reynolds BA (Hons), MA, MBACP (Senior Accred.)
The Bay Tree Therapy Centre is a welcoming, discreet place to talk freely, and is conveniently situated in the centre of Christchurch. It can be a relief to just talk, without being judged or told what to do. You might be having relationship problems, or struggling with a bereavement, depression, anxiety, anger, or problems at work. You may want to think also about deeper feelings that may be influencing how you live your life. We can explore how you have come to be where you are now, and what you want in the future.
My counselling sessions take place in two locations in Christchurch. The Bay Tree Therapy Centre is in Saxon Square, Christchurch BH23 1QB. Counselling at The Loft is at The Loft Suite, Christchurch Medical Centre, Purewell Cross Road, Christchurch BH23 3AF. I have appointments available mornings, afternoons and evenings. You can book an initial appointment with me by emailing me or leaving a message on my answerphone. Please feel welcome to get in touch with me if you have any questions about counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic therapist. I have a Master's degree in Psychodynamic Counselling from WPF Therapy in London. I am also a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My Bachelors degree is in languages and I have a background in teaching. I have worked as a counsellor in several settings in London and Dorset for over twenty years, including crisis services, bereavement counselling and counselling agencies. I have had a counselling practice at the Bay Tree Therapy Centre since 2007, and am an EAP counsellor registered with Axa PPP. I also work as Counselling Co-ordinator for a local counselling service, and am also a trainer and supervisor of counsellors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
When you contact me, I arrange a one-off session for us to meet and talk about your situation. You can ask me anything you like about the counselling, and take some time to decide whether you would like to go ahead with more sessions. This first session lasts for about an hour, and costs £25. If you decide to go ahead with the counselling, you can have as many or as few sessions as you like, and you are free to end the counselling when you choose. If you prefer, we can also arrange to meet for a fixed number of sessions, to work on a specific issue. The cost of ongoing sessions is £50 per session. Payment can be by cash, cheque or bank transfer, monthly or weekly: we can discuss all of these practical arrangements when we meet. As the counselling goes along, you can discuss with me any changes to our arrangements you would like to make, so that it is as convenient as possible for you.
I am fully professionally insured.
I often have evening appointments available.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, you are welcome to email me, or call and leave a message, and I will get back to you.
If you have an active addiction to drugs or alcohol, you would need to seek specific help with this before starting your counselling.
Please note also that my consulting room is on the first floor. At Christchurch Medical Centre, there is a stairlift which you are welcome to use. At the Bay Tree, you would need to be able to walk upstairs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Both my counselling rooms are upstairs, but the Loft Suite at Christchurch Medical Centre has a stair lift. Please get in touch for more information.
I am at The Loft, Christchurch Medical Centre on Tuesdays, and at The Bay Tree Therapy Centre on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I also offer supervision. I am currently in training, and will qualify as a supervisor in June 2019. I offer individual supervision on Tuesday mornings in Christchurch. I am particularly interested in supervising counsellors who work in depth and relationally, and are familiar with psychodynamic concepts.View supervision profile