Susie Layton

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MBACP Counsellor / Couples Therapist
Available for new clients
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Thame OX9 & Amersham HP6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with individuals and couples.  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 and anxiety, relationship and family issues, low self-esteem, emotional abuse, feelings of guilt and shame, dealing with change, trauma, bereavement, loss and grief.

Having worked in the counselling room for many years, I know how powerful and effective therapy can be.  

How can counselling help you?

Maybe you are feeling weighed down and anxious?

Maybe you want to feel better about yourself and more confident?

Perhaps you are struggling to make decisions or you're feeling stuck in life?

Perhaps life doesn't make sense anymore or you can't remember the last time you felt any joy?

Whatever the reason, counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, accepting, confidential space.

How I work

I am an Integrative Therapist 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.


Individual Counselling

`I reached out to Susie because I was having difficulties in my relationship with my partner.  Over the past three months she has helped me to realise why I might be having these difficulties.  I can now recognise the apsects of my thought patterns and behaviours that can hold me back from really being happy in all areas of my life.  There have been so many lightbulb moments during our sessions and I've taken away many real, practical concepts and ideas to work on.  Susie is such a warm, empathetic and intuitive person who always made me feel heard and understood, remembering even the smaller details from our previous sessions.  The hour always seemed to fly by and she made me feel safe enough to face the darker moments and secrets I'd filed away in the back of my mind, making sense of why I react the way I do in the present.  I honestly cannot recommend Susie enough.  She has had such a positive impact on my life.'

Client N

`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

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 her to be warm, non-judgemental, open and engaging.

Clients A&D

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.

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 an Individual Counsellor and Couples Therapist.  i have been in Private Practice since 2012.  I have also worked in counselling agencies and for the charities Cruse Bereavement and The Samaritans along with setting up and developing the counselling service in a state secondary school.

Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

Transformational Coaching (Destiny Coaching, London)

Ascentis Award in Clinical Supervision

Couples Therapist (The Centre for Psychosexual Health, London)

Bereavement Counsellor (Cruse Bereavement)

Family Mediator (National Family Mediation, London)

Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator (Align Mediation, Oxford)

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

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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Additional information

Individual Session:  £60.00

Couples Therapy:    £100.00     

I offer face to face sessions and online sessions via Zoom.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments.

Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9

Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Susie Layton
Susie Layton