About me

Hello my name is Susan Ronayne Kelly – Sue. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and can offer both face to face and online counselling, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Choosing a counsellor that you feel you can relate to is a big part of beginning therapy, so I commend you for starting the process. You are looking because something isn’t right in your world at the moment it may be that you are feeling low, unable to respond to life’s ups and downs as you would like to, it may be that you have experienced loss and feel that a part of you is missing, that gaping hole which feels like a chasm. Perhaps worries are overtaking you. Call me , see if I feel right for you or make an appointment via my website

Relationships can be tricky things to master and I can also offer couples counselling- this could be Life partners at any stage of their relationship or Mother and Daughter, Brother and Sister for example. It does take willingness on both of you to want to make changes.

Counselling is a two-way process and is not just about talking as you would with friends or family. I provide a safe haven where you can explore your thoughts and feelings which will lead you to a better understanding of yourself and allow you to see choices to move forward in your life. I won’t judge or tell you what to do. You are the expert on you and stay central to everything we do together, leading you toward being a better version of yourself. What that looks like is different for everyone- your therapy is as individual as you are.  I also use from other disciplines such as transactional analysis and inner child if we think this is appropriate

I took medical retirement after 23 years as a Science Teacher and Pastoral leader in a Comprehensive school and have lived experience of Chronic Health conditions; including non-epileptic seizures. I cannot make these conditions disappear from your life but can help you to adjust to a new way of being. I feel very privileged to have trained as a Counsellor and to be trusted with your thoughts and feelings but deliberately keep my practice small, so that I can give you of my best. I continue to volunteer counsel for OACS in Benfleet. Contact me and start your counselling journey

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 13 years NHS Biomedical Scientist ( FIMLS-post grad)
  • 23 years Science teacher and Pastoral Leader(QTS)
  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ( Person-centred)
  • Level 3 CPCAB Counselling skills
  • Level 2 CPCAB Listening skills

Registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists number 373147

Further training:

  • Me, Myself and I : working with your inner child
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling
  • Transactional analysis and working with your inner child
  • Working with Suicidal clients
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Attachment and Loss
  • Sexual abuse and shame
  • Trauma- a therapeutic approach to recovery
  • Certificate in Mindfulness
  • Working with relational trauma: dealing with disorganised attachment
  • Hearing voices
  • Body identity dysmorphia

This is not a full list and I constantly improve my knowledge and understanding to inform my practise

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Health conditions


£40.00 per session

Additional information

One to One £40

Couples      £45


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I can offer sessions on a Monday or Thursday evening between 6pm and 9pm and day time sessions on Monday or Wednesday between 9am and 4pm

Further information

Discounts are offered to Teachers and Teaching assistants

I am now able to offer face to face appointments, in my home in Benfleet; but also can offer you  the convenience of  Zoom online counselling or telephone counselling.

Working from home in a warm, safe, comfortable ground floor room with access to a toilet is more intimate than an office setting. Here you can be assured your concerns will be met with confidentiality and genuineness. You can be free to express whatever you need to help you find the path to where you want to be. Here you can process your thoughts and feelings and explore past problems in order to live your best today and to plan your future.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Ground floor room. Small step inside