With 25 years of experience, I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist who is a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I work in an integrated manner by using both person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapeutic techniques. I am accustomed to working in both long-term and short-term contracts with clients of all ages and abilities.
I truly believe that our own sense of self-worth is fundamental to both our emotional and there-in physical well being. Having, or not having, the ability to value our 'self' affects our capacity to make the decisions that enable us to cope with and live a productive life. The manner in which we approach the stresses of everyday life is often woven in deeply embedded unhelpful thinking habits therefore my work always involves working with self perception.
I offer a warm and friendly environment in a comfortable space with respect for the uniqueness of each individual.
Being based in the city centre, directly opposite Glasgow Central Station, I am easily accessible through transport links.
For those in ill-health or with disabilities I offer home visits.
I work flexibly in that my availability is client lead to the best of my ability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Mar 2012 – Mar 2013, University West of Scotland; Institute of Counselling, Dip. CBT
Oct 2004 – Jun 2008, Strathclyde University, MSc Counselling Studies
Oct 2000 – Jun 2001, Strathclyde University,PG Dip. Counselling PCT
1994 – 2000, Open University, BSc (Hons) Psychology
1979 – 198, York District Hospital, State Enrolled Nurse Training
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life limiting illness
Epilepsy and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder
Care of the elderly
Individual Counselling ~ £40 per one hour session
Couples/Relationship Counselling ~ £60 per one hour session or £70 per one and a half hour session
Students ~ I offer a reduced fee of £30 to students
Home Visits ~ If you are unable to travel because of ill health or disability and are in an area that is within one hour driving distance from my base, I would consider coming to see you in your home. Face to Face home visits are charged at a negotiated rate which is dependent on travel time and will have an added mileage cost of 50 pence per mile. NB NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Employee / Workplace Therapy ~ Therapy is a cost-effective way for employers to fulfil their duty of care to employees and reduce days lost to stress and depression. Please contact me to discuss your requirements on 07753837992 or email me: email@example.com
Mon - Fri 11am - 7pm Some weekend appointments on request
If you wish to learn more about me and the way I work please visit my website at www.susanchambersdownie.co.uk
In order that you may get a better idea if I am the right therapist for you, I would be happy to see you for an initial meeting which lasts for 30 minutes and is free of charge