Susan Gale Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor
I am an experienced counsellor working with both individuals and couples, helping people to think about, to explore and to resolve all kinds of relationship issues.
I believe that the ability to form and sustain a healthy relationship with 'our self' and others is central to our happiness and well being. I have a deep understanding of how the difficulties of acknowledging, accepting and voicing our feelings and needs is detrimental to ourselves and contributes to depression, anxiety and stress. The disconnection we may feel from the people we most want to connect with can leave us with a deep loss and sadness.
My aim is to help you understand the behavioural patterns in your relationship with yourself and others, at times by thinking about the past and how early life experiences and beliefs may be impacting you now.
I will work with you by exploring your unconscious beliefs, values and emotional needs, to help identify what is really important to you. By exploring your current thoughts and feelings you will begin to discover and strengthen your own sense of purpose and identity.
I work with warmth and acceptance, whereby you will feel at ease and safe to be open and honest about yourself and the changes you want to make. We will work at your pace to bring to your life the fulfilment and stability for your deeper happiness.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.
My experience is working with a range of different issues including bereavement and loss, abuse, trauma, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship problems and many other issues that affect our ability to enjoy life. I am naturally approachable and non-judgemental and offer a safe environment for you to make sense of your current emotions. Working through issues with a trained professional can help free your mind from problems that may be holding you back or causing you stress, anxiety or depression.
Following assessment of your current needs I can offer both a long or short term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychological Therapist/Clinical Supervisor and have completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the regulatory authorities for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Level 6 Diploma in Supervision for individuals and Groups.
My experience has been varied working with both adults and young people.As well as being a generic therapist I have specialist experience working with and supporting people who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse and Bereavement.
I have worked in various settings including a college, secondary school and prison environment.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellor's and Psychotherapists and have attained the BACP register certificate of Proficiency. BACP 605499
I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Ref- ZA033085
Level 6 Diploma in Supervision for Individuals and Groups.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Studies
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Skills
Additional Training and courses I have attended include:
Awareness in Bereavement Care- A Foundation Course
Accredited Bereavement volunteer
The Death of a child at Any Age
Creative Skills for use in Counselling
Sudden and Traumatic Death
Children and Young People's Bereavement Support
Short Term Therapy/Goal Focused
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Working with Children
KCC Basic safeguarding course
Grooming and Stalking
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The initial assessment session is an opportunity where we can meet and you can tell me about yourself and your situation and why you want to come to counselling. From this we can assess your needs and discuss your best way forward. This initial appointment is without obligation and an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable with me. Please feel free at this time to ask any questions.
Individual £45 (50 minute session)
Couples £65 (60 minute session)
Student Counsellor Session £40.00 (50 minute session)
Session fees are payable at the end of each session.
I do offer some concessionary rates so please feel free to ask.
My therapy room is in Wigmore. It is easily accessible by bus or by car and there is ample parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible daytime and evening appointments are available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|