Susan Burns Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Qualified Supervisor
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
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£30.00 - 1 hour session
£40.00 per 1.5 hour session
Employment Support Programme
Health Insurance Companies
£50.00 per session - 1 hour session including administration costs
Cash or cheque is acceptable upon arrival at the session