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Sue Oakley Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Member BACP

Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53
023 80254878 023 80254878 Registered / Accredited
Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53

About me

Welcome to my small private practice located in a quiet area of Chandlers Ford. My aim is to provide you with a place in which you can feel safe, where any difficulties you bring are always treated with respect, held in confidence and accepted in an understanding and non-judgemental manner. We work together to build up a trusting relationship so that the possibility of new choices and a way ahead can become clear for you.

I am a qualified and experienced relationship counsellor and see couples together or partners on their own. My background is in education and I have spent many years using counselling skills with children in schools, students in college and university, and with adults of all ages. I am also qualified to help those with special needs and learning difficulties that may be causing anxiety, anger and low self-esteem. I hold an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate renewed in May 2018. Depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias, abuse and bullying are just a few of the problems that can give us such a hard time and cause misery. I can support you and help you deal with these and other difficulties.

Over the past two years I have undertaken training with Barnardo's/LINK Adoption Service and am now a registered adoption support counsellor, qualified to assist those who have been affected by adoption, for example whose who have been adopted (adoptees), adoptive family members and birth family members.

My sessions last a full hour and I take part in regular training and supervision to keep my skills and knowledge relevant and up-to-date. I am an Integrative therapist which means I am trained in a number of different approaches. This gives me a choice of ways to help you, tailored to your individual needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can be very effective, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples.

Please see my website for further information: www.susanoakleycounselling.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.Ed.(Hons/1st); M.Phil (University of Southampton)
  • Advanced Diploma (Special Needs) (University of Winchester)
  • Integrative Counselling Diploma H.E. (University of Southampton)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Institute of Counselling Glasgow)
  • Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy For Couples (EFT) (International Centre for Excellence in EFT Canada)
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Marriage Care, London)
  • Barnardo's Adoption Service Certificate
  • Attachment Focused Therapy (Barnardo's LINK)
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Provider

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Older people.
Young People and adults with special needs and learning difficulties.
Faith issues / Spirituality.
Family issues.
Employee Assistance (EAP)
Families affected by adoption and birth parents

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


My current fees are £45 per hour for individuals and £55 for couples.  Fee to be arranged for organisations.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation in which we can talk about your needs and decide whether it might be beneficial for us to have an initial face-to-face session. Call 023 80254878. If I am not available please leave a message and I will get back to you quickly.

Further information

My counselling practice is in Chandlers Ford, near the M3/M27 junction and within easy reach of Winchester, Eastleigh, Romsey, Totton, Hedge End, Fareham, Southampton and surrounding districts. It is a 15 minute walk from Chandlers Ford Station and from frequent bus routes. There is free, on-site parking, with a dedicated counselling room on the ground floor).

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available including early morning if required. (It may be possible to arrange home visits for those with mobility or health problems who cannot travel.)


"I would like to thank you very much indeed for all your help over the last 6 months. I found it very easy to talk to you and to open up to you and I am very glad indeed to have found you... I now carry a more accurate picture of myself and I have a clearer vision of my future path." (male client).

"I would like to say thank you for your patience and interest and support. It really has helped me to prepare for this step which was very scary but now, looking back, it all went so well." (female client)

Chandlers Ford

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Although the premises are not fully accessible to wheelchairs due to a small entrance step, it may be possible to adapt or to meet in a more convenient location. Within the house my counselling room and bathroom are both on the ground floor.


I offer daytime, weekend and evening appointments, including early morning if required.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sue Oakley Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Member BACP

Sue Oakley Registered and Accredited Counsellor, Member BACP