Susan Finnie - Dip Counselling CMCOSCA
I am a qualified, professional counsellor with experience of working through a wide variety of issues with clients such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, spiritual crisis and bereavement. Within my practice, I provide a safe and confidential space where together we can address the life circumstances that are causing you distress.
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons; it may be you are struggling to cope with recent change or there are long-standing concerns which you feel you would benefit from addressing with someone who is able to listen to you, offer acceptance and empathise.
As an integrative counsellor, I can tailor sessions to your particular needs, whether that be looking at how events in the past can influence our present, working on current experience or addressing unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours.
Clients can attend for a short number of sessions or longer term counselling, we will work together to decide the best way forward for you.
I offer our first meeting at a reduced rate of £25 for one hour, thereafter my fee is £40 per session (one hour).
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling
As a Counsellor Member of COSCA I work within its Statement on Ethics and Code of Practice and adhere to its complaints procedure.
I comply with CPD (continuing professional development) requirements and also study topics I would like to develop within my practice. Recent areas of study include trauma, attachment, mindfulness and CBT
Outwith my private practice I volunteer with two charities, Frendz, Dumfries and also Borderline Counselling Service, Carlisle
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals aged 16 years and over - Initial assessment £25 thereafter £40 per session
Sessions last one hour
Fees payable by cash at each session or direct to bank 24 hours beforehand
Cancellations - A minimum of 24 hours notice is required if you need to cancel or postpone your appointment. Should you be unable to give this notice, there is a reduced fee of £20 payable.
I am available for EAP work
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Tuesday 4pm-8pm; Wednesday and Thursday 9am-8pm. Appts in Moffat on Tuesdays 4-8pm on alternate weeks to accommodate two locations
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|