About me

Hello, life is difficult at times and we struggle to make sense of it. I offer person centred counselling which means I will help to uncover the difficult issues and help you make sense of them. I will listen in a non judgmental way and help you to find a way forward and to be less anxious/stressed and more confident in knowing what you need in your current life. It can be difficult to take the first step in finding help and you may feel confused and unsure.  As we work together we can build a trusting relationship where you feel safe and valued.

Read further down for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Pg Certificate in Counselling Edinburgh University 2010
  • PgDiploma in Counselling Strathclyde University 2015
  • Registered General Nurse 1991 - 2020
  • Bereavement Support Volunteer Marie Curie 2010 to present
  • Bereavement Support Facilitator Acorns 2016 to present
  • Counsellor PF Counselling, Edinburgh 2016 to present

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fertility problems

Bereavement

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40  per hour.  Monday to Saturday.

Further information

I have been working as a counsellor for 6 years and have continued professional development and regular supervision as required to support my practice. We can have an initial telephone chat and you can decide if you would like to work with me. I can also make sure that I am the right person for you. It can be difficult to take the first step so the initial introduction is really useful.  It would usually start off with weekly sessions. Currently I am only working online though this may change to in person.

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Susan Beattie

Susan Beattie