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About me

Hi there my name is Susan & I am qualified person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist. I do however at times draw on other approaches, tools & techniques depending on each individual & their specific needs .

I provide a confidential, safe place that is free from judgement with the added benefit of being skilled to facilitate you to face & work through any challenges fears or difficulties that may be causing you to feel distressed or affected by.

Counselling is not neccessarily a quick fix nor may it hold all the answers, however what it can offer is the potential for change in the future which I observe every day in my practice just how effective it can be for people.

I myself have lived a colourful & eventful life & feel that my experiences positive & negative have helped shape me in becoming the empathic unique individual counsellor that I am today.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Volunteer for Samaratins:- 2008-2010
  • Cosca Counselling Skills- 2009
  • Pg diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy- Strathclyde University:-2010-2012
  • Recognising & Understanding Sexual addictions- 2014
  • Working with men who abuse woman (Womens Aid) - 2015
  • Transition & Attatchments (Spark Training )- 2015
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid for Young People (Spark Training)- 2016
  • Emotional Abuse & Emotional Neglect (Camhs)- 2017
  • Pods Dissociation & DID Training (Pods) 2017
  • Train The Trainer (Womens Aid) 2018
  • 'The Rewind' Technique 2019
  • Working With Risk & Suicide Ideation 2019

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a registered member of (BACP) British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists & I work in accordance with ethical framework (2018) including having regular supervision & engaging in continuous professional development.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


My fees are £45 per hourly session.

A sliding scale may be offered depending on circumstances.

Further information

Alongside my private counselling I work for 2 local charities. One provides specialist help for people affected by childhood sexual abuse & rape.

The other offers counselling to support young people who are struggling with life & maybe feeling suicidal. The charity also provide bereavement counselling to parents who have lost their children through suicide.

Within my private practice I work with multiple issues that clients present with & no topic is off limit to myself no matter how embarrassing or shameful it may feel to the individual.

I am a registered member of BACP & I work in accordance with their ethical framework (2018) inclusive of having regular supervision & on going CPD.

North Ayrshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Easily accessible from local bus route


I offer flexible hours with day/evening & weekend appointments. Home visits where applicable may be an option.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Susan Dickson  Pg.dip Counselling/Psychotherapy  MBACP

Susan Dickson Pg.dip Counselling/Psychotherapy MBACP