Susan Reynolds

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BA (Hons), MA, MBACP (Senior Accred.)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My counselling practice has been based at the Bay Tree Therapy Centre, in the centre of Christchurch, since 2006.  I am experienced in helping people explore and tackle all kinds of life difficulties, such as work stress, bereavement, family problems, depression and anxiety, or just feeling stuck.

You are welcome to get in touch with me to see if I can help.
You can do this by emailing, texting or leaving a message on my answerphone, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Also, take a look at my website, or you can find me on Instagram.

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 a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a qualified counselling Supervisor.  I am also a qualified online counsellor, expereinced in working by telephone, Zoom, and email.  I have worked as a counsellor, a trainer of counsellors, a counselling supervisor and clinical lead for over twenty five years, in crisis services, bereavement counselling and counselling agencies. I have had a counselling practice at the Bay Tree Therapy Centre since 2006, and am an EAP counsellor registered with Axa PPP.

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).

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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

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

When you contact me, I arrange an introductory 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 £30. 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 £60 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

When I am not counselling I love being outdoors.  If you also like to be out, and if a counselling room appointment sounds a bit daunting, you can meet with me for a walk-and talk appointment at Hengistbury Head.  These sessions also last for an hour, and take place on Thursday mornings.  You are welcome to get in touch if you are interested.

The Bay Tree Therapy Centre, Saxon Square, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My counselling room is upstairs, and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. However, I am happy to offer you counselling by phone or online, so please get in touch if you would like to dicuss this option .

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In person

Qualified, experienced supervisor with psychodynamic and relational emphasis.

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Susan Reynolds
Susan Reynolds