Sue Heritage

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MBACP Counsellor, Psychotherapist for Young People & Adults
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cheshire SK7 & Wilmslow SK9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Is life feeling overwhelming? Perhaps you've been thinking about therapy for a while and finding the right counsellor seems daunting?

Hi! I'm Sue - a qualified counsellor working with clients experiencing anxiety or depression. Are you an overthinker, prone to worrying or battling with feelings of perfectionism? Perhaps it's an external circumstance has impacted your life - grief,  a relationship breakdown or work-related stress? Whatever your reason; therapy can be transformational in terms of reconnecting with yourself, prioritising your needs, healing and finding peace and self acceptance.

I offer 1:1 in person or online confidential counselling sessions for all ages (11 +). My personal interests include working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. I also have a particular interest in supporting young girls and women to navigate the challenges of life changes including 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).

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.

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

To determine whether working with me is right for you, contact me via email, text or call to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session.

Following this 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 worked in both private practice and charitable sectors as a counsellor and mental health practitioner, including NHS commissioned IAPT services. Alongside private practice, I also work in Education settings as a Children & Young People's Counsellor.

I am committed to ongoing professional development and have completed the following certificates beyond my formal qualification:

  • Safeguarding Children & Young People (2021)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (2020)
  • Working with Emotional Regulation (2022)
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Practice (2021)
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse (2021)
  • Open University Certificate in Exploring Anxiety (2022)
  • Working with OCD in therapy (2022)
  • Eating Disorders and Neurodivergent Clients (2022)
  • Working with suicidal clients (2021)
  • Safety planning with suicidal clients (2022)

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have availability for short-term therapy (6-8 sessions).

If my hours don't match you're availability, please get in touch to talk this through as I may have flexibility.

Further information

To ensure I can help clients in the best way possible I enhance my professional practice by regularly working in supervision, therapy and participating in continued professional development and learning.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.

I am fully and comprehensively insured.

I hold a current and up to date DBS.


All therapy I provide is confidential. There are some situations, however, when I will not guarantee this. If I consider you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else I will break confidentiality. However, this is discussed and agreed between us at intake.

Client Testimonials

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". 

Stockport, Cheshire, SK7

Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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