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About me

I am a qualified accredited counsellor with 23 years experience working with young people, adults, couples and families.

During my 23 years of continuous practice I have developed specialisms in family counselling, addiction and complex mental health. I have worked extensively with anxiety and depression and psychological trauma stemming from abuse.

I offer a confidential non-judgemental counselling service for children, teenagers, individual adults, couples and families. I offer a regular space and time for you to explore any issues/problems that may be causing you stress or anxiety and help you find new ways to live your life more effectively.

I have 23 years experience of delivering counselling to individuals, couples and families.
I have 17 years experience of delivering group work.

I am also a Counselling Supervisor, Trainer and Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have 17 years experience of designing and delivering bespoke training.
I have 9 years experience of being a clinical supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

  • Registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
  • Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling , Ulster University Jordanstown
  • Post Grad Family Counselling Certificate AFT Approved
  • Adolescent Addiction Studies Post Grad Certificate
  • Couples Counselling Theory and Practice Certificate
  • Traumatic Bereavement Training
  • Counselling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

I have 23 years experience of working in the Voluntary Sector with individual clients from age 4 upwards. I have worked for Relate, NICAS, Threshold, Contact, Cruse, Carecall and Nexus and have gained a broad range of experience working with all relationships (couples, parent child, siblings), addiction, self harm and suicide, anxiety and depression, sexual abuse and bereavement.

I have helped clients to resolve underlying causes for symptomatic behaviours and to find the resources and coping strategies to live life unburdened by the past.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

complex mental health
abandonment
loneliness
life stage
post cosmetic surgery

the impact of narcissistic abuse

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer each new client an initial consultation session (30 minute session) free of charge with no obligation. This will allow us to discuss your needs and work out if counselling is the right option for you.

Subsequent sessions: £45 (50 minute session)
Concessions apply to low, or unwaged and can be discussed at the initial consultation.

Supervision - £50 (90 minute session)

Reduced fees for student counsellors requiring supervision or personal therapy

Cash / Cheque / Card / PayPal payments accepted/online banking

Availability

I can offer daytime and evening appointments

56 University Street
Office 10
Belfast
County Antrim
BT7 1HB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

My building is not step free but I do offer video and telephone counselling

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been a practising as a counsellor for 22 years and have gained a wealth of experience.

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Susan Harvey, MSc, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor

Susan Harvey, MSc, MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor