Susan Irving. Counsellor and Psychotherapist. BACP Reg. UKCP Accredited.
Hi there, I am a warm and compassionate counsellor and psychotherapist who provides a confidential and non-judgemental counselling service for Adult clients (18+.) I have 9 years of experience working with clients therapeutically. Within this time frame I have worked with a variety of client issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement/loss, coping with caring responsibilities and I have considerable experience of working with work related stress and Higher Education student issues.
Having had counselling myself I understand the difficulty in taking the first step to improved mental health. My sessions are informal and are 50 minutes long sessions begin with an initial getting to know each other session. This session allows an opportunity to discuss your concerns or anxieties in an open and supportive environment. This session will also allow you to tell me of the difficulties you are experiencing presently and provides a space where we can create a plan together for your therapeutic work.
I offer both short and long term sessions depending on the issues you present at your initial assessment. I offer a person centred therapeutic approach in a very calm and comfortable environment.
Please get in touch if you think I can support you in any way.
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 for training in the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession. My main theoretical approach is Person Centred, which is the foundation for my work, but I also use many other therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis.
- 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.
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer both short and long term work depending on the issues you the client present at your initial assessment.
All sessions including the initial assessment last for 50 minutes and will cost £45.00.
I offer appointments at the following location:
Azure Therapy Centre,Whitley Bay
I am available Tuesday Evenings and Thursday Day and Evenings.
Appointments can be booked at short notice depending on my availability. You can contact me using the following details, please leave a message on my mobile and I will get in touch as soon as possible.
Telephone no: 0770 9287828