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About me

I am a generic adult Counsellor, child and young persons Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have 20 years experience of working with adults and children covering a variety of issues.

My areas of specialism are; trauma, anxiety, domestic abuse, grief and loss, relational issues, parent and child work, child behavioural problems; adolescent work and looked after children in foster care.

For adult counselling, therapy offered is humanistic.  I offer a range of skills and interventions that are tailored to meet individual needs.  My belief is that people, with the right support, can become empowered to change their lives and overcome the obstacles they are faced with.  This is achieved by being listened to, heard and understood in a safe, accepting and non-judgemental way.  Counselling can be short-term or long term, depending on the depth of the issues.

Working with children consists of offering a range of creative media to help them express their emotions safely.  If beneficial, I can help parents through feedback sessions, understand the root of their child's difficulties and offer strategies to manage their behaviour.  Children do not need to be articulate to attend.

With young people, talking therapy and creative media can be used, whatever suits them as a way of expression.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA in Child Adolescent and Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • TFT (Thought Field Therapy known as "Tapping" trained)
  • Theraplay informed practice

My experience extends to:

Clinical Lead and Safeguarding Lead in a young persons counselling centre.

Senior Counsellor and Supervisor - in the housing sector working with adults and children specialising in domestic abuse; trauma; anxiety; grief and loss; depression;

Contracted therapist - Foster care; identity issues; self-harm; anger; behavioural problems; school exclusion; attachment trauma

Trainer Level 6 Child Adolescent Course

Supervisor for trained and trainee counsellors

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


£50 per hour for child/adolescent therapy

£45 per hour for adult counselling face to face, online and telephone

£50 per hour for supervision (£45 per hour for trainees)

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


Flexible working daytime and evenings

Further information

I am based in Sawbridgeworth which is approximately 4-5 miles from Harlow town centre and approximately 5 miles from Bishops Stortford town centre.


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am an integrative Supervisor covering adult, child and young peoples' work.   My knowledge of theoretical approaches is extensive even though my core model is humanistic.  I welcome trainee counsellors and offer concessions.   Working with Supervisees is collaborative and an area for growth where Supervisees feel free to explore, reflect and learn about themselves and the impact on their client work.  With trainee counsellors the aim is to help them to become a reflective practitioner with a sound theoretical approach to underpin their practice.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Susan Adams MBACP (Accred). MA., Dip.Couns., Dip.Sup.

Susan Adams MBACP (Accred). MA., Dip.Couns., Dip.Sup.