About me

I am a qualified Counsellor with a Degree in Counselling Studies and an Advanced Diploma in HE Person-Centred Therapy.

After many years working in various other areas I decided to start my journey to becoming a Counsellor in 2011.  I then went on to University qualifying as a Counsellor in 2016.  I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).

I have attended counselling in the past so as to work through my own life experiences which has helped strengthen my insight in my work with clients. 

Previously I worked in private practice seeing clients f2f in Essex.

I now work remotely offering online (zoom) and telephone counselling

Why choose therapy?

We can all feel a bit low at times, more so in this current climate where extra pressures are being placed on people. If you are suffering from anxiety, loss, bereavement, isolation, loneliness, lack of confidence, pain related issues, or going through work-related stress, relationship difficulties.... whatever the reason you are seeking therapy I can offer a safe confidential space online or by telephone where you will be supported to explore your feelings.  

What approach do I offer?

Because I feel each client will be different and not the same, I use a tailored approach to my work.  Although Person-Centred Therapy is at the core of any therapy I provide I work in an "integrative way" using theory tools and techniques from other approaches depending on the needs of the client.

The Person-Centred Approach was developed in the 1960’s by Carl Rogers. 

‘Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life’ - Carl Rogers-

Why do clients come to therapy?

Some clients come to therapy knowing what they want to talk about but it is not always evident, and sometimes there may be silences which can also be a very valuable part of the counselling process.  Whatever the reason, it is always nice to have someone who can support, listen, provide a safe space for you to explore anything you may be finding difficult.

Who do I work with?

I work with Individuals Adults 18+ 

  • Older Adults  
  • Males
  • Females 
  • Students
  • Trainee Counsellors

I offer some availability for those Individuals who work unsociable hours/shift workers who may not be able to attend therapy on the same day or at the same time each week  (Please enquire for availability & Fee)

Modality

  • Humanistic                     
  • Person-Centred 
  • Integrative
  • CBT

Current Availability: 

Thursday's 09.00am and 21.00 (9pm)  Please note the last appointment I offer is 20.00 / 8pm)

Friday's  - please enquire for availability

​*All sessions are 50 minutes in length

How do I book an appointment?

To enquire about Online or Telephone Counselling Tel:  07840 75768 or email me.

I offer short or longer-term (open ended) therapy on a week to week basis.

Who contacts who?

When I receive an enquiry for therapy whether by e-mail or telephone I aim to get back to you within 48 hours. I offer a FREE 20 minute telephone call to seek consent to take some brief details from you and discuss what you would like help with.  Please note at this time you are not my client and should be careful not to provide too much information at this stage. 

What happens next?

Once we have had our telephone session, If you then decide to go ahead with therapy, I will schedule a date and time for your first therapy session and e-mail you a form to complete, sign, return.  I will then send out a 'Contract' by e-mail for you to sign and return within 48 hours before any scheduled therapy can take place.

What happens in our first session?

We will meet on the agreed date at the agreed time via the online method you have chosen. In your first session we will go through the signed contract together and I can answer any questions or concerns you may have, look at whether you need any extra support.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications 

  • CPCAB Certificate Counselling Skills [Braintree College]
  • Advanced Diploma in Higher Education Person-Centred Counselling          [accredited by University of Essex]
  • B.A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling Studies  [accredited by University of Essex] 

Further Training/CPD

  • Diploma Advanced CBT (Level 4) Distinction 
  • Diploma Grief & Bereavement (Level 3) Distinction
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling 
  • Understanding Autism & PDA for Health Professionals 
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Counselling online: a Coronavirus Primer 
  • Working Online
  • Exploring Anxiety 
  • What works when counselling those affected by Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Person-Centred Approaches to Trauma, Critical Incidents, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bereavement Awareness

CPD is continuing professional development(this is not an exhaustive list).

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

.     Loss

.    Low-Mood

.    Pain related issues

.    Loss of self   

.    Isolation

.    Anger

.    Change

Photos & videos

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Zoom Counselling 50-minute session £45.00
  • Audio-only Counselling (no video) 50-minute session £40.00
  • Telephone Counselling 50-minute session £40.00
  • A concessionary fee is available for Students / Trainee Counsellors 50-minutes £35.00 (proof required/fee reviewed regularly) please enquire.
  • If you are an Individual working unsociable hours/shift work, please enquire for availability and Fee

Cancellation Policy & Charges

Should you need to cancel your appointment or rearrange it please provide 48 hours-notice or the full fee will be charged. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Current availability:

Thursday's between 09.00am and 21.00 (9pm)  Please note the last appointment I offer is 20.00 / 8pm)

Friday's  - please enquire for availability

Further information

EMERGENCY

If you are in a crisis ‘online therapy’ may not be the right therapy for you. Signs of crisis may be feelings of wanting to commit suicide (suicidal ideation) or harm to yourself or others. In this regard, please consider contacting your local accident and emergency department at your nearest hospital and ask to speak to someone from the Crisis Team.  

If you feel you need immediate assistance you may consider contacting the Samaritans, they are available by telephone on 08457 90 90 90.

Thank you for visiting my page!

‘If you feel this counselling service is not right for you then I wish you well on your journey’

2 River View
Braintree
Essex
CM7 1HX

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Carol Suchley

Carol Suchley