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About me

I am an Individual and Couples Therapist.  I offer a warm and calm approach, and work with you, as we look at the issues that have brought you to counselling. 

I am experienced in working with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, trauma, panic attacks, OCD, bereavement and loss.

How can counselling help you?

Counselling can enable you to gain an improved understanding of yourself and to live with an increased sense of well-being, purpose and a healthier way of relating with others.

How I work

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I will draw upon a variety of theories and approaches depending on what suits your personality and the issues that you are bringing.

I provide a safe space, giving you the opportunity to work out your thoughts and feelings in a relational, non-judgemental and fully accepting way.  We will work collaboratively, as I know that you are the expert of yourself and your world.


Couples Therapy

`We approached Susie at a time when we were about to break up as we felt stuck and unable to overcome our past.  In just six sessions, Susie moved us away from imminent crisis, by creating a safe space where we could open up and not feel judged by previous choices.  We found that, after each session, we were able to continue communicating in a positive way, making progress between sessions, as well as during.  Susie helped us build foundations and through her, we have learnt a lot about each other.  On a personal level, we found Susie warm, non-judgemental, open and engaging.'

Clients A&D

Individual Counselling

`I had a wonderful experience working with Susie.  I felt warmth and empathy from her which enabled me to look at myself and take a journey with her.'

Client K

`I found that Susie provided me with a really respectful and safe space where I could finally discuss things that had been troubling me for years, and that I hadn't been able to properly express yet.  Her insightful reflections really provided me with an opportunity to learn about myself, gain much greater self confidence and address some of the negative patterns that have been governing my life.  I would thoroughly recommend her as a therapist.'

Client M

`Susie helped me to understand things I didn't think needed understanding!  She listened and didn't judge me and was kind, patient and understanding.  I'm now happier than ever and running my own business.  I feel I have gone from a very dark place to a very light one!'

Client S

`Susie has a sense of calmness in her and I instantly felt comfortable enough to talk about my issues.  I have suffered with GAD (generalised anxiety disorder). She helped me to devise a plan with no pressure, no expectation and completely under my control.  We went at my pace and as time progressed I started to feel like myself again.  Susie's therapy was exactly the right fit for me to help me rebuild my life.  Without her I would still be struggling with daily life and trying to function.  Instead, I am now happy and living a fulfilled life.'

Client J

Couples Therapy

It is a basic human need to feel connected to other people; to love and be loved, to care and be cared for.  Relationships are central to our happiness, whether it be with a partner, children, family, friends or colleagues.

Couples Therapy can help when you are struggling in your relationship; this may be due to a breakdown in communication or loss of emotional connection and intimacy.

As well as partnered couples, I also work with other relationships eg. business partners, parent / teenager and siblings.

My counselling room is in a private, peaceful setting in Stanmore.

I offer both short and long term counselling (depending on your needs) and we would decide together which is most suitable for you.

If you would like to enquire about counselling, please phone me on 07763 520350 to arrange an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Code of Ethics

Dipolma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

Ascentis Award in Clinical Supervision

Couples Therapist

Bereavement Counsellor

Family Mediator

Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Professional liability insurance

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Couples Therapy - 1 1/2 hour:    £90.00                                                                               

I offer reduced fee sessions for those on low income and for counselling students.
I offer telephone and Skype counselling.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments.

Stanmore, Middx, HA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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