Susan Chambers-Downie RMBACP (Accred)
With 23 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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 for face-to-face counselling
Couples/Relationship Counselling ~ £60 per one hour session or £70 per one and a half hour session for face-to-face relationship counselling.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 11am - 7pm Some weekend appointments on request
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|