Susan Dickson Pg.dip Counselling/Psychotherapy MBACP

Susan Dickson  Pg.dip Counselling/Psychotherapy  MBACP

North Ayrshire

07895 031 739

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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


Accredited register membership

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.


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.

Maps & Directions

Irvine, KA11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

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