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About me

Are you feeling anxious, sad, perhaps overwhelmed ,I provide a confidential, safe, non judgemental space to explore what is present for you in your current life situation. Therapy should be  an empowering and creative process and we will work together to find the best ways for you to share  how you are feeling,  difficulties in relationships  and current and earlier  experiences that you feel may  stuck in so that you can find a path forwards with your life.

My background has been in social work & later counselling for over 35 years and I  have extensive experience in working with  people trying their best to cope with different issues.  These may include  feeling anxious,  depressed,  perhaps experiencing family and/ or  relationship difficulties or  breakdown.  Bereavement  & loss , (recent or long ago), redundancy, domestic violence, abuse and bullying. Reaching out for help can be daunting but I offer a free 30  minute chat so that we can  meet  and talk over how how we would  work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Gloucester College 2017
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies - Gloucester College 2014
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - Gloucester College 2013
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health - Recover Programme, Birmingham University 2004
  • Post Qualifying Award Mental Health University of Birmingham 1995
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work,  Birmingham Polytechnic 1984
  • Member of BACP
  • Member of BASW
  • Registered SWE
  • Enhanced DBS check

I practice as an integrative counsellor which means I have studied different theories and have gained skills in a variety of  approaches to help you to explore and find ways forward  with difficult life problems, thoughts and feelings.

In addition to my counselling and social work training and experience I have a trained and worked with for over 16 years a Teacher/Jungian Psychotherapist based in the USA specialising in dream and energetic work and these approaches can be available to clients if they feel they would like to explore these areas.

I work to the BACP code of ethics.

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

Pet/Equine  Bereavement -  The loss of our beloved animal companions can cause a huge sense of loss and pain not always understood by those who do not experience that connection with other creatures.  I fully understand just how difficult these losses can be and can offer a compassionate place to share those feelings.

Workplace bullying -  This is far more common than most are led to believe. This can be  disturbing, debilitating and disempowering to experience and can lead to a loss of confidence, anxiety and depression .  Talking through and feeling supported can help to make decisions and explore options.

Currently studying Equine Therapy - I have a lifelong love of horses and ponies and the connection they can lead us to with the wild places outside and within.  The honest reflection from a place of heart from equus is powerful and can help to offer insights and possibilities.

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£40.00 per session - one hour

Zoom £40.00 - one hour

Telephone £40.00 one hour

Home visits can be discussed in certain circumstances

there is an additional charge for travel based on £30 per hour to be agreed at outset for home visits.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for sessions during the week and have some evening availability between Monday- Thursday.  Evening sessions are 5 - 6,   6.30 -7.30.

Further information

I am able to offer a limited number of evening appointments for those with work or child care or other caring  responsibilities.  I can also arrange home visits in special circumstances, subject to discussion.

Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14

Malvern
Herefordshire
WR13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Ground Floor Counselling Facility available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Susan Humphreys CQSW MBCAP

Susan Humphreys CQSW MBCAP