Hello. My name is Susan Light and I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, Consultant and Trainer. For the last twenty four 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.
TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY
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.
PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING
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 call me.
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.
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
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for one hour of individual counselling
£70 for one hour of couples counselling
£150 for one hour of hypnotherapy
I am a qualified hypnotherapist. My profile is also listed on the hypnotherapy directory.