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About me

Hello, I'm Susan and I'm a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (MBACP) working near Harrogate, North Yorkshire and online or by phone.

How might I help you?

If you're visiting this page then you may be making the daunting, but brave, first step towards seeking a way forward through difficulties in your life. Many of us have times when we feel overwhelmed, unable to cope or stuck and unsure of the what to do next. Sometimes we need to talk to someone other than friends or family to be free to say how we truly feel and to be truly heard.

I provide a confidential, warm and non-judgemental space in which to explore what you are experiencing and to better understand what is troubling you.  It may be that events in your past are impacting your life now or that you are distressed by current relationships, thoughts or feelings. I am an integrative therapist which means that I have trained in a range of psychological theories and techniques and will work alongside you, supporting you in finding solutions that are tailored to you as a unique individual.

Some examples of issues I work with:

I offer short-term and long-term therapy and have a wealth of experience in working with people of all ages, including working with generalised anxiety, relationship and family issues, living with the effects of abuse, low self-esteem, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, 'empty nest' challenges, workplace issues, stress, compassion fatigue,  and retirement life changes.

Further information

Feel free to take a look at my website for more information about how I work and how I can help you with what you are going through right now. You can contact me by email or phone with any questions or to book a first meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and psychotherapist holding a masters level BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction) and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their ethical framework.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Compassion fatigue (for example I work with clergy / social workers / carers)

'Empty nest' distress

Major Life Changes

Fees

£45 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Daytime or evening availability

Weekday and some weekend availability

Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29

Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

I currently provide telephone and online appointments and will continue to offer this service in future, in addition to face-to-face meetings when government restrictions allow.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Susan Gray MBACP

Susan Gray MBACP