About me

I have over 25 years of pastoral experience, working face to face with people in a wide variety of difficulties. I offer an accepting and confidential space where you can explore your feelings and what is going on in your life. My role is not to offer advice, but to help you understand yourself better, address your needs, identify the choices open to you, and take responsibility for your own life.

What brings people to counselling? Having difficulty in relationships; feeling dissatisfaction with life; anxiety, stress or confusion; struggling with loss or bereavement; or maybe just feeling overwhelmed.

As well as dealing with what is going on for you now, I encourage clients to explore their past, which shapes the way we think, feel and behave today.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and qualified with a BACP accredited degree in Counselling. I receive regular clinical supervision for the work I do, in accordance with the requirements of the profession, and I abide by the BACP ethical code of practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA Counselling: Integrative approach
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory: Levels 1,2,3
BA (Leeds) MA (Oxford)

Areas I have worked with include:

Relationship difficulties
Eating disorders
Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
Lack of confidence and self-esteem
Bereavement and loss
Feeling depressed
Acute anxiety
Work-related stress
Alcohol abuse
Loss of direction

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

£40 per session. A limited number of concessions are available.


As well as daytime appointments, I can be flexible in offering some evening sessions.

Further information


You can contact me to make an appointment by calling: 07919051430. Please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Alternatively you may email me at rwslgussman@hotmail.com



Type of session

In person
Robert Gussman

Robert Gussman