Susan Irving. Counsellor and Psychotherapist. BACP Reg, 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 issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement/loss, coping with caring responsibilities and loneliness, to name a few. My training and work experience covers many other areas so just ask if your not sure.
Having had counselling myself I understand how difficult taking the first step to improved mental health can be. Sessions are very informal, are 50 minutes long and begin with an initial assessment. This session allows you an opportunity to discuss your concerns or anxieties about the counselling process 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 together create a plan to overcome your difficulties.
I offer both short and long term work, depending on the issues presented at your initial assessment, in a very 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 in the profession. The courses at NGP are accredited by the UKCP and BACP assuring a high level of knowledge and experience. My main theoretical approach is Transactional Analysis, which is the foundation for my work, but I also use other techniques from other therapy models for example 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
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- 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|