Susan Davies Dip Couns MBACP RN MRCN
I am a fully qualified and registered Person Centred Counsellor and member of the BACP which is an accredited professional body. I work strictly within the BACP Ethical Framework and Code of Practice.
I am experienced in both individuals and couples counselling within public, private and charity sectors.
I am also a registered senior cardiac nurse working for the NHS. Within this role I support my patients with my counselling skills, stress management techniques and I help people come to terms with long term life changes.
I offer non directive counselling in a safe and confidential environment. This approach facilitates you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences at your own pace. You can have confidence that when you come and see me I will respect you and I won't judge you in any way. Professional Counselling can help you to deal with the many difficulties we face in our lives when we need some extra support or feel that life is overwhelming.
Couples counselling gives the opportunity and protected space for people to talk openly and freely about their worries and concerns whilst being listened to. This can lead couples to have a deeper understanding and respect for each other. Common issues in relationships include feeling isolated and lonely. Feeling misunderstood and dissatisfied with the relationship can make us feel sad or even angry. Affairs within the relationship can cause mistrust and a breakdown of communication. Solutions however can be found and difficulties worked through.
Talking to a trained counsellor can also help you to cope better generally and improve your personal relationships. However I believe in an individual approach and therefore I may use various other interventions if required. Some common issues that people who seek Counselling may experience include Anxiety, Depression, relationship problems and low self confidence to name but a few.
I understand that seeking help may feel scary at first so please do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat. An initial telephone consultation is free and this will enable us to get a feel if we can work together.
I see most of my private clients at my home address in a calm and comfortable counselling room. alternatively I have counselling rooms available in St Helens town centre and central Warrington. If you prefer however I can arrange to see you in your own home. Telephone counselling can also be arranged.
Please note my website is currently being upgraded.*
Training, qualifications & experience
December 2013 NLP Centre of Excellence NLP Diploma
August 2013 BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
November 2012 BACPR Health Behaviour Change and Psychological support in cardiovascular disease.
September 2012 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
June 2012 Alcohol Awareness and Identification and brief advice
May 2010 NHS Positive Mental Training Stage 1
June 2010 NHS Positive Mental Training Stage 2
October 2010 ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
June 2010 BHF National Centre Loughborough University Brief Interventions. Solution Focused Practice
February 2009 Edge Hill University Clinical examination
July 2005 Loughborough BACR Phase 4 Exercise Instructor
February 1994 Edge Hill School of Health Studies Counselling Course Level 1
May 1992 UKCC Registered General Nurse
I have completed many other courses and study days that are clinical in nature therefore not mentioned here.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
Couples counselling £40
Home visit due to traveling time and traveling expenses £40
Telephone counselling £30
Just a little information about me.
My interest in mental health and emotional well being goes back many years. I currently work as a Cardiac Nurse Advisor for the NHS and deal with people who have emotional difficulties on a regular basis. I take a lead role for improving the mental health pathway within the team and I am also the clinical supervisor.
Within my role I also hold group discussions and teaching sessions for patients regarding mental health and helping them to come to terms with their life changing event. I am currently in the process of developing new teaching programmes to aid service development.
I have also been involved with a leading adult charity.
I am a firm believer that our physical health impacts on our general well being and mental health. I teach Tai Chi both for NHS patients and in private classes to help reduce anxiety and reduce stress.
I have previously managed programmes for a Social Enterprise developing and running programmes for people with mental health issues. These programmes included exercise, counselling skills, stress management, education and relaxation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evenings available except Monday. Sessions are available in Widnes, Warrington and St Helens.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|