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About me

Life experiences can overwhelm us. They may leave us feeling confused as to how to move forward, or unable to cope with a past or present day situation.  Counselling offers clients the opportunity to explore these troubling situations in a non-judgemental and safe environment, free from criticism.

I believe everyone is unique, therefore sessions are tailored to each individual. They are taken at your pace, allowing time for you to process your thoughts and feelings.  Counselling is formed through a good working relationship, and once trust is gained, it allows you to feel comfortable to share your innermost thoughts, aware that your words will remain private. It allows you to be understood, and heard, and helps YOU find the answers - counsellors do not give advice.

What issues are treated?

People come with a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Anger, Stress, worry, anxiety, negative thinking patterns, unresolved issues/unfinished business from the past.
  • Repeating life patterns/staying in unhelpful relationships/not knowing how to manage your relationships with family, parents, partner, work colleagues etc.
  • Poor self confidence/self esteem.
  • Depression/meaningless/emptiness.
  • Feeling trapped/confused.
  • Losses, grief or bereavement (including through tragic accidents, suicide, loss through miscarriage or stillbirth, infertility). Alopecia.
  • Understanding yourself and others better.
  • Emotional issues such as jealousy, hurt, upset, self sabotage.
  • Adjusting to major life changes (such as disability, retirement, redundancy, having children).
  • Nothing specifically wrong, however things not feeling quite right either - wanting to feel happier and more fulfilled.

Remember - it is not so important that we give the problem a name or a label, but rather that we get on with helping you with whatever is bothering you and affecting your life.

My practice is based in Bisley, Woking, Surrey.

I work with adults and teenagers.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Bereavement Training
  • The Dying Process
  • Current Enhanced DBS

Member organisations

BACP

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

Bereavement: Loss of someone close, or caring for someone with a terminal illness.  I also counsel people who are terminally ill.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

  • The fee is £55 per session (50 minutes), weekly.
  • Individual counselling: Adults and teenagers.
  • I offer short and long term counselling.
  • Charges will be made for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions will currently be online via Zoom due to Covid restrictions.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  Details of which can be found on their website.

I am fully insured.

Woking
Surrey
GU24

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Susan Hughes FdA MBACP

Susan Hughes FdA MBACP