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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 from 10.00 am .- 5.30 p.m. and Friday 9.00 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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


£35.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva

Additional information

Individual Counselling

£35.00 - 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 is acceptable upon arrival at the session. Bank tranfer 24 hours before the appointment


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Wednesday and Friday appointments available.

Alderbank Clinic
132 Preston Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Ramped Access, Ground Floor Rooms, Disabled Toilet.

Susan Burns Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Qualified Supervisor

Susan Burns Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Qualified Supervisor