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MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP Registered Member

About me

There are many reasons that bring people to seek counselling. It may be that you're feeling overwhelmed by life and experiencing anxiety, on going low mood or depression. It could also be that an external circumstance has impacted your life; possibly grief,  a relationship breakdown or work-related stress? Whatever your reason; the benefit of accessing therapy can be transformational in terms of reconnecting with yourself, taking care of your needs, healing and self acceptance.

Above all else, I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the most important element in beginning to explore our vulnerabilities. I am therefore passionate about building the foundations of therapy through offering a safe and non-judgemental space to talk.

As an experienced, compassionate counsellor I offer a supportive and empathic service to ensure your needs are met in therapy.

I offer 1:1 in person or online confidential counselling sessions for all ages (11 +). My personal interests include working with clients experiencing anxiety, low mood, depression and relationship difficulties. I also have experience of working with body image and body dysmorphic disorder, self-esteem and self-acceptance, work-related stress and perinatal anxiety and/or depression (including miscarriage, fertility difficulties and paternal depression/anxiety).

I am available to work with clients offering weekday and evening sessions and willing to work with short and long term clients. I can also offer online or in-person sessions.

If you need to talk, you can email, text or call to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session. Sessions can be booked in blocks or individually and can also be blended in terms of in person and online.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, having studied an MSc in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford University.

I have also worked in both private practice and charitable sectors as a counsellor and mental health practitioner, including NHS commissioned IAPT services. 

I have experience in both face-to-face and online counselling sessions and is available for both mediums.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The cost of therapy but should not exclude you from accessing support. Please get in touch to discuss affordability and concessions

When I work

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If you're considering reaching out for support but my hours don't match you're availability, please get in touch to talk this through as my availability is flexible.

Further information

Below are a few client testimonials to provide real examples and feedback of what can be achieved through counselling:

"I have never had counselling before and was very nervous about finding someone who would 1) get me and 2) be able to help. Sue was amazing at putting me at ease straight away and I couldn't believe how much she understood what I was going through. Her support over the last year has meant that my anxiety symptoms have lessened and are more manageable, but I also understand and accept why I experience it. I no longer blame or doubt myself, but see my anxiety as a sign to focus on my needs and self-care".

"Sue has been supporting our daughter (aged 16) through a particularly low period of self-doubt, low confidence and self-esteem and also high anxiety during exam periods. The growth and improvement in her confidence and general mood has been unbelievable at times and Sue has been a wonderful support to our daughter. She is caring, compassionate and professional and we highly recommend her". 

Bramhall, Stockport, SK7

Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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