Susan Davidson

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Counsellor & Therapist, Registered MBACP
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Hayle TR27 & St. Austell PL25
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Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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, it's much more me!

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 environment and through their counselling, I can help clients come to terms with what is happening in their lives and to better understand themselves emotionally. 

The main issues I tend to work with are those relating to Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem and Relationships, although I have also done more specialist work in Addictions, Bereavement and Domestic Abuse.  Having received counselling myself in the past, I found it certainly helped me in some of these areas, and also allowed me to make my peace with past events and move on with my life. I believe strongly that it is definitely worth a try for those trying to improve their mental health and emotional well-being.

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) in the fields of Addiction, Bereavement and Domestic Abuse. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 for a 50-minute session, however I can also offer a reduced fee in certain circumstances.  My initial introductory consultation is free-of-charge.

When I work

Evening and weekend appointment times are available, in addition to daytime sessions.

Further information

I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term therapy, depending on the client's requirements.

Hayle, Cornwall, TR27

St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson