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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Concessions offered for
My therapy room is in Wigmore. It is easily accessible by bus or by car and there is ample parking available.