Sue Lovat

B.A Hons MBACP(Reg) Integrative Person Centred Counsellor & Supervisor

About me

Sue Lovat B.A (Hons); MBACP [Registered] Person Centred Integrative Counsellor.

I am an experienced, qualified Counsellor providing a professional service, that promotes the ability to manage life's challenges and enhance personal development.

I have a private Counselling practice in Bolton, at a friendly local therapy centre.

*** Please note that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, I am not able to offer face to face Counselling. I am however, providing an online service until I am able to resume working face to face at Healthways, Bolton.

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor, with experience of working with a wide range of client issues, including:
Anxiety and Depression, Abuse (Emotional, Mental, Physical, Financial), Anger, Bereavement, Childhood issues, Crisis management, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family concerns, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexuality, Terminal illness and much more.

I have specialized in working with domestic abuse, having many years experience of working within a women’s support centre and refuge, providing counselling to survivors of domestic abuse and women in crisis.

Qualifying as a Counsellor in 2011 as a Person Centred Integrative practitioner, I work with your issues and at your own pace. By integrating the appropriate therapeutic tools, my aim is to enable you to address your issues, helping you achieve your immediate or long term goals. I am therefore practiced in implementing therapeutic models that include CBT, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.

Since 2012, I've continued to be an affiliate Counsellor for a reputable Employee Assistance Programme provider, successfully offering Short Term Solution Focussed therapy under the umbrella of staff welfare.

Working as an Integrative Counsellor, I feel I am able to provide a tailored service to help you the client, offload, explore and find ways for you to address the issues impacting upon your life.  Looking at ways to enable you to move forward and achieve greater well being.

Qualified Supervisor:

I qualified as a Counselling Supervisor, following training at Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy in 2013, building upon many years’ experience providing staff supervision in a Social Care capacity. Therefore, I now provide supervision to both trainees and qualified Counsellors.

Whatever your needs, I can provide a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can talk through your concerns and find ways to help you cope.

Feel free to get in touch, there is no obligation to commit until you choose to do so.

Mobile 0787 568 5027

Appointments at Healthways Centre
Sessions available in a relaxing, friendly therapeutic centre. Each session 50 minutes long, weekly or fortnightly to suit you.

Healthways Centre
473 Chorley Old Road

As a Registered Member of the BACP [British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy] I adhere to their Ethical Framework and guidelines for standards of best practice.

I am Registered with the I.C.O, and work within Data Protection Laws.

Training, qualifications & experience

Sue Lovat B.A (Hons); Registered Member BACP:
Integrative Counsellor

  • Qualified Counselling Supervisor
  • Level Four Diploma in Counselling, Bolton College
  • BA (Hons) Social Science, Manchester Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Higher Education, Manchester Polytechnic

My future goals and aspirations are important to me and include:

  • Aiming for excellence in terms of the service I can offer all clients.
  • Continually striving to increase my expertise and knowledge through training.
  • Continuing to learn from, and value life in all its various forms and guises.

I provide professional, confidential services promoting personal development and growth.

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

Sessions currently available weekly or fortnightly to suit you in a relaxing, friendly therapeutic Centre. *Until further notice I am providing all sessions Online.

  • Initial 30 minute Consultation sessions available @ £20
  • Subsequent counselling programme - £35 per online session

To discuss details or to arrange an initial session, contact Sue Lovat:

Healthways Centre - 01204-841003

Mobile - 0787 568 5027

Web -


Flexible by appointment.

Further information

‘Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world, it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want it to be.’

Mae C. Jemison, first African-American woman astronaut. 

My experience has led me to believe in the potential of us all to learn and grow, and this is at the heart of all my counselling practice. Having this approach, I feel that personal and professional improvement is important if we are to feel fulfilled as human beings.
This experience has shown me that we are all able to build positive attitudes that help us to change and deal with our difficulties. For me it is important to rise to life's challenges and view them as opportunities to learn and develop.


Healthways Centre
473 Chorley Old Road

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Supervisor and B.

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