About me

Sue Hessel has worked with individuals and couples for nearly forty years. She qualified in 1980, initially as a social worker, and as a psychotherapeutic counsellor since 1990.

Sue has a wealth of experience helping people with anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship, loss and other emotional difficulties. Alongside her current private practice she worked at Highgate Counselling Centre for many years, both as a counsellor for individuals, in the initial consultation team and as part of its couple and families team. She is Course Director of its Certificate in Counselling Skills course, and also teaches on Attachment, Separation, Loss and Bereavement.

For the past nine years Sue has jointly led a weekly group for carers who have a family member with special needs, at a local church.

In her private practice Sue works from a pleasant consulting room in Crouch End. Her approach is warm, welcoming and non-judgemental. She works sensitively and gently at the pace set by the client.

She works from a garden studio, and offers a confidential, secluded, outside space under the trees when the weather is good. Sue also offers online, phone and facetime sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.Soc.Sc.(B'ham); M.Sc. C.Q.S.W. (LSE) Cert.Psychotherapeutic Counselling (HCC); MBACP

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

For individuals:

• £60 for initial individual consultation

• £55 per individual session

• £60/70 for home visits

For couples and families:

• £80 for initial couple/family consultation

• £75 per couple/family session


Flexible availability. Weekdays and some evenings

Further information

Easy parking

Close to public transport links - buses W7, W3, W5, 41, 91

Nearest tube: Finsbury Park (Victoria, Piccadilly lines)


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Sue Hessel

Sue Hessel