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About me

I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. My training is Person-Centred and I offer a safe confidential space for my clients to explore whatever issue is prompting them to look for counselling support. Most of the time we cope with what life throws at us but at times it gets too much and we need someone outside of friends and family to talk to. That's my role. I have experience working with people from all walks of life and adults who suffer with Learning Disability with a wide range of issues. I don't offer a quick fix but in a non judgemental, therapeutic environment we can help you have a better understanding of your circumstances and make changes that can lead to a more fulfilling life.

I also offer supervision to student and qualified counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling.
    BACP Accreditation.
    UKRCP Certificate of Registration.
    Psychology (Hons).
  • Supervisor
  • Nidotherapist
    Bereavement trainer.
    Dementia trainer.
    Supervision trainer.
    Stress Awareness trainer.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues arising from Living with and Suffering from Learning Disability.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£35 per session of 50 min.


I am happy to negotiate sessions throughout the day and evenings. If you require flexibility due to an inconsistent work shift pattern I will do my best to accommodate.

Clacton On Sea

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Parking for the counselling room is off road and a few steps away. I can accommodate people with physical difficulties and wheelchair users. The path to the counselling room is flat with a shallow step into the room.

Susan Bowles MBACP (Accred)

Susan Bowles MBACP (Accred)