Susan Ann Light

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Central Manchester M3 & Bolton BL5
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About me

Hello. My name is Susan Light and I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, Consultant and Trainer. For the last thirty years, I have gained experience in working with individuals, couples and families. I work with people of all ages from various backgrounds and cultures.

I qualified as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in 1993, via Manchester University. Since then I have undertaken an extensive range of post graduate study.


For most of my working career I have worked in multidisciplinary teams in the statutory, educational and voluntary sector. I have worked as a mediator focusing on conflict resolution and I run training for organisations on communication skills, stress management, assertiveness and conflict resolution.

I have experience of working in partnership with the police, prison service, universities, social services and youth services as well as children’s charities as a Consultant.


For fourteen years I have worked in Adult Mental Health Services in a primary care setting for the NHS. I have experience of working with people with mild, moderate and severe mental health issues.

As well as working in the NHS I am also in private practice, working in South Manchester, Bolton and Wigan. Clients are referred to me in many ways; self referrals, GPs Occupational Health Departments, Personal Injury Lawyers, Statutory Services, Voluntary Sector, other professional therapists and supervisors. I welcome enquiries so please feel free to contact me (email/call) and I will be in touch.

How can I help?

In the twenty four years I have worked as a counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I have encountered such a rich variety of clients, making my work both very interesting and extremely rewarding. For example, I have worked with people who have experienced trauma i.e. been involved in a serious accident, been bereaved, witnessed a traumatic event or been abused; those going through a relationship breakdown or suffering from workplace stress; people with drug, alcohol or other addictions; people who are seriously ill, or are caring for a loved one who is ill.

But I don’t just work with people with problems. Lots of people work with counsellors because there is something they want to achieve, and something within them stopping them from doing it. From simply wanting the confidence to go holiday alone, wanting to win the World Championships or build a business empire, I help people achieve their dreams.

My Approach

In my work I use a wide variety of different counselling and psychotherapy and hypnotherapy techniques, but I prefer not to baffle my clients with jargon. At the end of the day, I find that clients aren’t really bothered whether I use therapy A or technique B, they just want to know that I can help them. And I can.

I really enjoy my work; helping people to deal with their problems and face life with a positive outlook is very rewarding indeed. And I can help you. You might think your problem is trivial, or you might think it so great that no-one can help, but this is not the case. Just give me a call for an informal chat and a no-obligation discussion about how I can help.

I offer my skills, knowledge, honesty and integrity. Each person is unique and I tailor my skills and knowledge to suit their needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Cert. Counselling (Manchester University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Clinical Training in EMDR
  • Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • D.M.H. Diploma as Master Hypnotist
  • Adv. Diploma as Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Adv.Weight Control Specialist (Accredited Diploma)
  • Adv.Smoking Cessation Specialist (Accredited Diploma)
  • Certified Practitioner of NLP
  • Cert. Ed (Adult Education)
  • Complimentary Therapies
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Reiki Master I, II, III Teacher and Trainer

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£60.00 - £95.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Saga
  • Vitality

Additional information

£65 for one hour of individual counselling

£70 for one hour of couples counselling

£150 for one hour of hypnotherapy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible times in my practices at Bolton and Manchester City Centre from Monday to Friday 

Further information

 My Work I Use A Wide Variety Of Different Counselling And Psychotherapy And Hypnotherapy Techniques, But I Prefer Not To Baffle My Clients With Jargon. At The End Of The Day, I Find That Clients Aren’t Really Bothered Whether I Use Therapy A Or Technique B, They Just Want To Know That I Can Help Them. And I Can.

Milton Hall, Deansgate, Central Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4BQ

Bolton, Lancashire, BL5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Susan Ann Light
Susan Ann Light