Susan Arckless MSc. BACP Accredited. Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Supervisor
You have overcome the first and probably the hardest obstacle by recognising your need for support. Time is needed to open up and express feelings in a safe confidential space, reflecting on how you are responding to personal challenges, exploring the way you relate to yourself and those around you,
Counselling is a joint process of exploration and reflection, I have over 20 years experience of working with both adults and children which has enabled me to develop a deep understanding of a wide range of issues that may become overwhelming in your life.
Counselling is the first stage of affecting positive change by building confidence and self esteem, empowering you to make healthy choices.
I work from an integrative theoretical style which means that I am not restricted to one approach as I believe that we are all uniquely different.
Evenings, Weekdays and Weekend appointments available.
I also offer telephone counselling if you would prefer.
I hold a current CRB certificate.
I have public liability insurance.
I have a small therapy dog called Bella who can join us within our sessions if requested
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Diploma in Supervision
- BACP Accredited
- EAP Provider
I have been in private practice for over 20 years I have also established counselling services in both primary and secondary schools.
I offer one to one supervision with both trainee and qualified counsellors.
I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I work in accordance to the ethical framework of good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
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
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
£50 per session, Individual counselling.
£60 per session, Couple counselling.
£40 per session, Children and adolescents.
Supervision fees available on request.
I have a limited availability of sessions available at reduced prices for students and people on low income.
My therapy room is located in my garden which provides a relaxing and tranquil setting over looking a large Koi fish pond with a waterfall feature.
It is important for the counselling process for you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the counselling environment.
I offer both short and long term open ended therapy.