Carol Suchley B. A. (Hons), Adv. Dip. HE, (MBACP) (Reg.)
Are you feeling unheard, overwhelmed, isolated, anxious, depressed, suffering from low self-esteem, work related stress, relationship difficulties?
Sometimes we are so busy in our everyday lives we have little, if any time, to talk about the things that concern us. We may find it difficult to open up to others, or the people closest to us, for fear of being misunderstood, judged, or unheard. We all get a little stuck sometimes whether it is from past issues that are unresolved, or things that are present in the here and now.
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. I use a humanistic non-directive approach that is client centred. A type of 'talking therapy' that helps clients explore and work through difficult thoughts or feelings that may be uncomfortable, even painful for them.
The focus of my work is to provide a warm and confidential space where clients can feel safe enough to talk about anything, without fear of reprisal, judgment, or misunderstanding.
Working with you in a non-directive way will encourage you as the client to set your own pace, one that is comfortable for you so you are able to talk about any issues or concerns whether past or present that may be impacting on your everyday, causing you distress.
The approach I use is non-judgmental, which means I will work with you as you are. I am empathic, and congruent in my work, sensitively tailoring therapy to each clients needs. During our work together there may be times when I explore areas I feel you are avoiding with you.
Having worked with many people from all walks of life, I regard each individual as unique. I find it extremely rewarding when clients move towards positive change and growth.
*What I Offer
I offer Individual counselling for Adults 18+ Male and Female, Older Adults, Retired, Students. I also see clients who are on an NHS waiting list who may want counselling sooner.
We will start by having a brief chat over telephone, once you are happy we can then arrange an initial Assessment Session @ Reduced Fee of £25.00 – (50 minutes). This is so we can discuss any issues or concerns you may have, and what you would like to gain from therapy. Once we decide we can work together, we usually agree a contract.
I offer short term (six sessions) or longer term counselling, depending on your individual needs. Our work together will be reviewed during the counselling process.
I take self-referrals (you do not have to go through your GP). GP and other referrals.
*About My Work
I work from my own office in a lovely listed building in the centre of Witham.
*Areas - *Anxiety *Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Gad) *Work Related Stress *Anger *Abuse *Depression *Relationship Difficulties *Panic *Low Self-Esteem *Bereavement *Loss *Isolation *Phobias *Underlying Issues *Physical/Mental Health. General Counselling - (See full list)
If you would like to book an appointment call The Listening Pod on 07714 790938 or email me using the link above.
*Please enquire for consessionary fees for Students, Retired, Low Waged, subject to availability.
BACP Individual Registered Member. (The BACP register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority).
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Enhanced DBS checked
Regular Personal and Professional Development Training.
Regular supervision with a Qualified Supervisor to help maintain professional standards of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
UCC, University of Essex
(2014-2016) - 100 Hours
Anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); Bereavement; Loss; Depression; Anger; Pain; Isolation; Paranoia; Trauma; Abuse; Eating Problems; Self-Harm; Low Self-Esteem; Low Self-Worth; Low Self-Confidence; Relationship Problems; Work Related Stress; Suicidal Ideation; Problems Associated with Mental/Physical Health.
I have also worked in a person-centred way alongside Individuals who have presented with clinical diagnosis such as schizophrenia, psychosis, sexual abuse, personality disorder.
- Certificate Counselling Skills (Braintree College)
- Certificate of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex)
- Advanced Diploma in Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling (University of Essex)
- B. A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies (University of Essex)
- Certificate Domestic Violence (University of Essex)
- Certificate Pluralistic Counselling.The Ultimate Therapeutic Approach? (Southend)
- Certificate Understanding Autism and PDA (Norwich)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
TELEPHONE COUNSELLING - An alternative to face-to-face. Subject to availability.
HOME VISITS (if you are unable to climb stairs or find travelling difficult) Daytime hours available between 10.00am-4.00pm - (Witham, Braintree, Chelmsford, Kelvedon, Hatfield Peveral, Maldon).
PCWT (Person-Centred Walking Therapy)Monday - Friday 10.00am-4.00pm (May-October) Witham & Surrounding Areas.
- Please enquire for Fees/Availability
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Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.30pm (50 minutes) £35
Monday-Friday 6.00pm-8.30pm (50 minutes) £40
Saturdays: 9.00-12.00 (Subject to availability)
A reduced fee is available for Students/People on Low Wage/Retired (Proof Required) - subject to availability.
- Public parking is nearby, approximately two minute walk. There is parking iavailable for evening/weekend appointments only.
If you would like to book an appointment, or make an enquiry telephone 07714 790938 or email.
I aim to reply within 24/36 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.30pm, Monday - Friday 6.00pm-8.30pm, Saturday - Contact for Fee/Availability, Sunday: Closed
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|