Hello, I'm Susan -I'm a BACP Accredited counsellor and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I also hold a Certificate in Online Counselling (CPCAB) and a member of ACTO ( Association of therapy & counselling online)
I offer one to one face to face and online counselling. I provide a safe, supportive place for you to explore whatever is concerning you at this time.I offer short and long-term counselling with an initial assessment which enables me to plan the most appropriate therapeutic support for my clients
I am an integrative counsellor which means my client work is informed by different approaches: Transpersonal; Psychodynamic and Person-Centred which enables me to offer a flexible approach to working with clients in a way that is most appropriate to their individual needs.If you would like more information on these approaches I can provide this at our first meeting.
I am a Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Youth Counselling
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Model)
- Certificate in Online Counselling (CPCAB)
I have 3 years experience as a trainee and qualified counsellor in an agency for teenagers and young people working with a range of issues including low self esteem; anger management; sexual abuse; depression and family relationships.
I have over 7 years specialist experience as a family support and bereavement counsellor in a hospice. Client work involved working with loss; anticipatory grief; spiritual and existential struggle; facing death and complex bereavement. Other issues can arise from a loss so I have also worked with suicidal ideation; childhood loss and abuse; low self-esteem; adjustment difficulties; identity ; coping style and complex family relationships.
Through supervision and staff debrief I have an insight and understanding of the challenges faced by those working in the caring professions.
I have worked short term with clients via an Employee Assistance Programme.
I currently volunteer with Shout the crisis text service.
My fees are £45 per session. I work flexibly according to clients needs which can be short of longer term.
I also offer online counselling via email.
I'm happy for you to contact me by telephone for an initial conversation about the issues you'd like to bring to counselling.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to face and Online appointments £45
Online counselling £35 per email.
i offer concessions to key workers.
Concessions offered for
Counselling can feel a bit like stepping into the unknown and you may be wondering what the "theory" means to you as the client. I strongly believe that an open, honest, supportive non-judgmental relationship between therapist and client is equally important.We may look at what happened "back there" in the past; at how things are "out there" in your world and "in here" the counselling relationship.
What happens in your first session.
I will take some some background information from you and explore what you are hoping to achieve from therapy. Confidentiality will also be fully explained.Face to face sessions are 50 minutes. With online counselling the specific details of contact are agreed before we begin working together.I offer both short and long-term counselling and this will be discussed at our first meeting. Of course this is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.