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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments on Tuesday Evenings and Thursday all day and evenings from Azure Therapy rooms in Whitley Bay.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|