About me

Hello, my name is Sue.

We all have periods in our life when things get too much and there seems to be 'no light at the end of the tunnel'. Asking for help can be hard but a real strength as we all need a little help from time to time. Counselling can give you that safe, comfortable environment to explore any issues that you may have in the strictest confidence. Sometimes it is better for you to talk to someone impartial and empathic, someone who will  listen, be respectful and non judgemental.

I have been counselling for over 15 years now and passionate about the work I do. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to there Code of Ethics and receive regular supervision and on going training and development.  I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I use a number of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation and undertake long or short term counselling with individuals or couples. My fees are:-

  • £45.00 for Individuals per hour
  • £60.00 for couples per hour
  • £35.00 telephone couselling
  • I have consulting room in Newtown, Aberystwyth and Machynlleth and Welshpool.

If you feel that I can help please contact me  on:

Tel: 07846 226094
Email: sue.winchurch@castellcounselling.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling - 2001
Advanced Diploma in Counselling -  2004
Inclusion Group Work Training - 2006
Certificate in Substance Abuse, Level 3 - 2006
Brief/Group Psycho Social Interventions - 2010                               
Understanding the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse and working safely and Sensitively with Adult Survivors - 2011
BSc Honours Degree in Psychology 2nd year -2012

Visual Kinaesthetic Dissociation Therapy - 2012
Bsc Honours Degree in Psychology 3rd year - 2013
Narrative Training in Counselling 2014

I have over 12 years experience of working in a diverse number of settings using a range of therapeutic interventions to suit the individual need of each client. I have worked in Mental Health covering issues such as Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Self Harm. I have also worked within the prison service for the NHS working with Dual Diagnosis Clients who have issues around Drugs and Alcohol and have experience of Harm Minimisation and abstinence based therapy working as an Addictions Counsellor for a Residential Rehabilitation Unit. I also specialise in Domestic Violence and Childhood Sexual abuse and work with Women's Aid and a local charity counselling survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. I am trained in Rewind Therapy for post traumatic stress and traumas. In addition, I undertake referrals for relation problems and work related issues. If you have a problem that is not mentioned here please look below at  the full list of areas I cover.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with Emotional. Physical and Psychological Abuse including Childhood Sexual Abuse. I am trained in Visual/Kinesthetic Dissociation Therapy (Rewind Therapy) for trauma and post traumatic stress.


Additional information

Free 15 minute telephone consultation and thereafter:-

  • £45.00 Individuals
  • £60.00 Couples
  • £35.00 Telephone counselling


9.00am - 7.00pm Monday to Friday Weekends sessions can be arranged

Further information

I am a Member of BACP and adhere to there Code Of Ethics and Practice and receive regular supervision and on going training and development.

Please view my website sue.winchurch@castellcounselling.co.uk



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Sue Winchurch

Sue Winchurch