Susan Irving. Counsellor and Psychotherapist. BACP registered. UKCP accredited.
252 Whitley Road
Tyne And Wear
Hi there, I am a warm and compassionate counsellor and psychotherapist who provides a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic service for Adult clients (18+.) I have 9 years of experience working with clients therapeutically and in this time I have worked with a variety of client groups including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement/loss, coping with caring responsibilities, loneliness and PTSD, although my training covers many other areas.
Having had counselling myself I have walked in the client’s shoes and I understand how difficult taking the first step to improved mental health can be. From experience I find that the first session (the 50 minute initial assessment session) allows a client the opportunity to discuss their concerns or anxieties about the counselling process in an open and supportive environment whilst also providing an opportunity for client and therapist to assess our compatibility.
I offer clients a professional experience and I draw on my knowledge and training in various theories and techniques to create an individual therapy plan for my client. The goal of my clinical work is that a client will feel part of the therapy process from its beginnings and that an inclusive process continues to allow the sessions to be tailored to meet the needs of my clients and their individual goals.
I offer both short and long term work, depending on the issues the client presents at their initial assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Advice, Guidance and Counselling.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
PG Diploma in Psychotherapy with Merit.
Diploma in Psychotherapy.
I have completed all of my counselling and psychotherapy training with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NGP) who have an excellent reputation in the profession. The courses at NGP are accredited with UKCP and BACP and as such assures the high level of my training. My main theoretical approach is a modal called Transactional Analysis on which the basis of my work stands alongside my Client Centred approach. I also use other techniques which includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Creative methods (Imagery, Metaphor and Sand Tray) .
- Previously worked as a Counsellor in a NHS service with GP referred clients.
- Currently working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice.
- Currently working as a Counsellor in a Local Authority Occupational Health department.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
I offer both short and long term work depending on the issues the client presents at their initial assessment which will be discussed with the client in their first session.
All sessions including the initial assessment last for 50 minutes and will cost £45.00.
I offer appointments at the following location:
Whitley Bay – Weekday Evenings and Saturdays.
Appointments can be booked at short notice depending on availability.
Please contact me using the following details, leave a message and I will get in touch as soon as possible.
Telephone no: 07709287828
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer Weekday Evening as well as Saturday appointments from Azure Therapy rooms in Whitley Bay.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|