Susan Lofthouse M.A, B.Sc.(Hons), Adv Dip Counselling, Cert Casework Supervision

Susan Lofthouse M.A, B.Sc.(Hons), Adv Dip Counselling, Cert Casework Supervision



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About me

Hi, I'm Susan, an experienced Person-centred Counsellor, thank you for taking a look at my profile. I work with a lot of people who need someone to listen as they feel anxious or depressed, or have become overloaded with life’s problems and stresses. Although I am a well qualified and experienced Counsellor, I am just an ordinary person who values other people.

I became a Counsellor because I experienced its value as a client when I was a mature student at the Lancashire Poly (Uclan) in 1989. I was having difficulties with juggling deadlines, managing the commitments and responsibilities of being a parent, and enduring severe PMT symptoms, and I found it really helpful being able to have support from the student counselling service there. 

Valuing this experience so highly, I decided to follow my psychology degree with an Advanced Diploma in Counselling at Wigan College, and undertook my placement at UCLAN, in the hope that I could offer people the type of heartfelt support I had received myself.

Once qualified I set up and ran the first Student Counselling Service of a Further Education College, and gained extensive experience of counselling young people, mature students and staff members over the three years I was there. In private practice as a Counsellor since 1995, I have counselled many, many people with all kinds of issues over this time.

I have a history of working on counsellor training courses across the north west since 1993, and have been a counselling supervisor since 2002, supervising both qualified and trainee counsellors, and also as professional consultant to other supervisors.

Please get in touch if you think I may be able to help, or if you want any further information. Thanks.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology 1991
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling 1992
  • Adult Education Teaching Certificate 1995
  • M.A in Counselling 2000
  • Diploma in Casework Supervision 2002
  • General Certificate in Online Counselling Skills 2013

Short Courses Attended:

  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue ( Eating Disorders - Suzie Orbach)
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Person-centred Expressive Therapy Institute (Level 1)
  • Stress Management
  • Crisis/Disaster Counselling
  • Drugs and Behaviour
  • DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) Awareness
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Dementia Friends Champion Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with you as the person you are, with whatever types of issues you need to talk about, and aim to support you in finding a way to feel better about yourself so that you can cope better with whatever it is that is bothering you.


£35 per hour Individuals
£45 per hour Couples
£40 - £60 per hour Organisations

I am happy to consider fee reductions under certain circumstances.

Further information

I became an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy from 2011, and although this year I have decided to give up BACP Membership since their recent changes, I continue to work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Maps & Directions

Blackpool, FY5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Daytime and Early Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a Person-centred Counsellor and Supervisor based in Blackpool.

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