Susan Davidson, Counsellor & Therapist, Registered MBACP
I am a person-centred counsellor and therapist and, after giving up a very different career as an accountant, have now been working in the counselling field since I qualified in 2012 - I'm so much happier doing this!!
Being person-centred means that I believe every individual has the tools and knowledge inside themselves that they require to heal, grow and change. As a counsellor, I am there to support my clients while they work through the issues which are troubling them or causing distress. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space (and also a wee cup of tea or coffee, if desired) and through their counselling, I can help clients come to terms with what is happening in their lives and to better understand themselves emotionally.
Although, I have done more specialised training in Addictions, Bereavement and Domestic Abuse, I also have a keen personal interest in how counselling can help with Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem and Relationships. Receiving counselling myself certainly helped me in these areas, and also allowed me to make my peace with past events and move on with my life. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Other general information about me: I'm Scottish (but have a very easy-to-understand accent), I love animals (especially dogs and cats), I'm a Gemini (so have a full understanding of what it's like to be a bit contrary and conflicted) and I'm very easy to talk to (so I've been told). Please have a wee look at my website if you'd like to know a bit more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy (University of Plymouth, 2012) and am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
Since qualifying, I have also done some more specialised training (and work experience) in the fields of Addiction, Bereavement and Domestic Abuse.
I very much enjoy working with my own private clients but also currently work for a charity, on a voluntary basis, counselling clients who have experienced domestic abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £40 for a 50-minute session, however I can also offer a reduced fee in certain circumstances. My initial introductory consultation is free-of-charge.
I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term therapy, depending on the client's requirements.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and weekend appointment times are available, in addition to daytime sessions.
Types of client