Susan Burns Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Qualified Supervisor

Susan Burns Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Qualified Supervisor

Alderbank Clinic
132 Preston Road

07946 146987

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About me

I am a qualified Counsellor with over 21 years of experience working in the NHS. I am an Accredited & Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a Counsellor and Supervisor I feel I have a sound knowledge and understanding of the person-centred approach and I constantly explore this process working with clients face-to-face and as a Mentor with trainee counsellors in an NHS setting.

Counselling is an interaction between a counsellor and client in a professional setting, offering a genuine non-judgemental environment. This helps the client the space to openly talk about their feelings and emotions, which helps them explore their emotional, mental and physical distress. The counsellor does not give advice and counselling will not change what has happened to you; but may help you live more easily with the situation. Counselling helps you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view point.

I work with clients who are aged sixteen and over with a range of different issues which include bereavement, loss, stress, relationship (not couple counselling), anxiety and depression. I currently hold a qualification in Counselling for Depression.

Within my work as a Counsellor and Supervisor the importance of the relationship is at the fore front of my work and I aim to see the 'real' person behind any disability or issue. My Counselling and Supervision Practice includes working with individuals and supervisees'.

I work at the Alderbank Clinic on Wednesday afternoons 1.00 p.m.- 5.30 p.m. and Friday 8.30 a.m.- 2.30 p.m. I offer a confidential and safe environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Module Level II (University of Manchester).
  • Diploma in Case Work Supervision.
  • Professional Counselling Studies Bsc. (Hons) - (University of Salford).
  • IAPT - Advanced Certificate in Counselling For Depression (UCLAN).

My Membership of Professional Organisations Include:-

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered & Accredited).
  • I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and DBS Clearance

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual Counselling

£30.00 - 1 hour session


£40.00 per 1.5 hour session

Other Organisations

Employment Support Programme

Health Insurance Companies


£50.00 per session - 1 hour session including administration costs

Payment Details

Cash or cheque is acceptable upon arrival at the session

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR2 5JQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Ramped Access, Ground Floor Rooms, Disabled Toilet.


Wednesday afternoon and Friday appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme