Clarity Through Reflection

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Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7
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About us

We are Sue and Joanna - the mother-and-daughter team. We have very different skills and strengths, which enables us to support a wider range of clients.

We can provide face-to-face therapy and online therapeutic support .

We aim to empower you to find solutions to the issues you’re facing so you can achieve lasting change. We provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to share your thoughts and emotions, feel heard and take back control. Compassion, respect, patience and empathy are at the heart of our work so that you feel supported every step of the way on your journey to change. 

Please use the home number listed to contact Susan or the mobile number listed to contact Joanna for a free consultation and a chat about our services and how we can best support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Sue is an MBACP-registered and fully qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with 18 years of experience. 

Sue specialises in anxiety, bereavement, self esteem, domestic abuse and life changing illness and have previously worked within domestic abuse agencies and hospice settings. 

Sue works with adults, children and young children and is also a qualified Clinical Supervisor (with a PG Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Supervision) and supports other counsellors, trainee counsellors and people working in the caring profession. Sue has worked for Derby Women's Centre and Kooth. 

Joanna is an NSPC-registered and fully qualified Pluralistic Counsellor.  She has practised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for 7 years and holds Diplomas in Life Coaching, in using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Joanna has been trained in providing therapeutic support in Compassion Focused Therapy and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, has volunteered for Anxiety UK and the Emotional Wellbeing Group.

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Areas of counselling we deal with


£35.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Joanna charges £35ph for full time students, £45ph standard, and will do a block of 6 sessions for £250 if paid upfront. EMDR is part of her therapeutic practise, however it would be charged differently as a stand alone therapy.  to provide purely EMDR Therapy it would be £60 for the initial session of 1.5hrs and then £45ph sessions continuing.  Joanna also offers Single Session of EMDR Therapy, if after your free consultation it's agreed that you would benefit from a Single Session EMDR therapy the charge will be is £120 (includes 1.5hr single session and 30 mins follow up session 1-2months later)

Sue charges £55ph for counselling and £70 for 1.5hrs clinical supervision.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Both Joanna and Sue are able to complete online therapy as well as face to face, weekly or bi weekly appointments to suit.

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Although Premises are wheelchair accessible on the ground floor, there is no ground floor toilet.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams