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Sue Cussons MA, Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP)

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16
0777 1801558 0777 1801558
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16

About me

Life can feel stressful and problematic, either in the short- or long-term. If you need to talk through some of your difficulties, then I provide an environment which is compassionate and accepting. I will give you space and opportunity to process things through, helping you to make sense of your situation and to understand yourself better; and help you to work through difficulties towards resolution. I think of the counselling process as a voyage of self-discovery; and this provides an investment into your future well-being and happiness.

I work on a one-to-one basis with adults over 18 years old; and I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, anger, bereavement and loss, depression, feelings of rejection, relationship problems, self-esteem, stress, unresolved past issues, to name but a few.

Some people seek counselling because they're currently experiencing a "glitch" in their lives where things seem to be going wrong; others have experienced psychological distress for a long time; still others find that issues from the past are affecting their functioning in the present. I can help you to explore any of these.  I can use a variety of approaches to suit differing needs and temperament types; and I am continually adding to my knowledge-base. Some people want a faith-based approach, which I am qualified to provide where appropriate.

Sessions are generally 50-60 minutes; but the first session is used as a consultation; to see if I can best meet your needs at this time; and for you to see if you can work with me. The therapeutic relationship is very important, and it must feel right.  There will be no charge for this first session; and it will be approximately 30-45 minutes long.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy with Waverley Abbey College, affiliated to Roehampton University.

I have been counselling for 10 years.

I regularly attend CPD workshops and training events, to update and add to my skills and knowledge base.  This is in line with the recommendations of my professional bodies.

I am on the accredited register scheme of both the ACC and the BACP, the two professional bodies I am members of.

Member organisations

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

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

Christian Counselling
Spiritual Abuse

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40 per session for a standard 50-60 min session. I offer concessionary rates to students and to those on benefits.

Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

I use an easily-accessible ground-level room which also has toilet facilities.

Availability

I offer daytime appointments, up to late afternoon/early evening during the working week

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Sue Cussons MA, Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP)

Sue Cussons MA, Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP)