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About me

I have many years of experience working with adults, couples, young adults and children. I  have had specialist training to working with victims, perpetrators and children affected by domestic abuse. I also facilitate groups for children working with anger, self-esteem, self-harm and other issues. I also support young people and adults on an individual basis.

My ethos is to empower others and help build resilience in a non-judgemental and empathic way, but also challenging long-held beliefs and thoughts that can impact on emotional wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy...university of Lancaster.
  • Specialist training working with children and young adults... relating to self-harm, anger, self-image, exam stress and other issues.
  • Solution-focused therapy.
  • Working with dissociation.
  • Postgraduate course working with drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Specialist training in the effects of domestic abuse.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£40.00 per session.

Couples counselling

£50.00 per session


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 Unspecified

Susan Boakes - Registered MBACP

Susan Boakes - Registered MBACP