Susan Marr MBACP (Accred)
I qualified as a counsellor in 2007, drawing on over 20 years experience as a mentor and coach. I have also completed specialist training for trauma including EMDR. I have extensive business experience. In addition to counselling for individuals I provide supervision, coaching and mentoring.
I believe we make sense of ourselves by understanding how we relate to ourselves, our own feelings such as anger, frustration, hope, love, as well as to others – people, spiritual beings, places of importance, images, key experiences and events. We are not always aware why we feel, think, behave the way we do. Counselling can help us unlock that awareness.
This offers us greater choice in how we are, how we live our lives, hopefully reducing anxiety, sadness, hurt and finding a way to reaching greater fulfilment.
There are many traditions of counselling. I am trained as an integrated practitioner, with psychodynamic as my core model. I incorporate personal construct theory, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred therapy. I have also completed the “Essentials” in psychosynthesis.
I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment. The first step is to arrange an initial appointment. This allows us to meet and explore the kind of help you are seeking and the kind of help I am able to offer. If we decide to continue we then agree a way forward. Counselling is usually weekly with an initial contract for six weeks.
I have experience of working short term with a goal oriented model as well as long term with clients. The approach is determined by client need and choice.
Clients can expect:
- a safe environment
- my commitment to support them without making judgements
- to be recognised and accepted as unique and individual
- challenge where it is of benefit
- an opportunity to explore
What I ask of myself in my work and life is to hold true to my personal values which include integrity, respect, tolerance, acceptance and honesty.
The heart of my work is the relationship and trust built between me and the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - Integrative Model
This diploma covered Personal Construct Theory, Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy.
EMDR Training completed.
Certificate in Group Facilitation
Certificate in Supervision
Pre- approved coach for London Business School Executive Development Programme.
Further Training has included:
Dreamwork; Sexuality and Gender; Abuse; Trauma
Essentials in Psychosynthesis
Certificate of Completion in Compassion Fatigue
Phases 1 and 2 of Brainspotting
Working with Eating Disorders
I work in a holistic manner with clients paying attention to their physical as well as emotional wellbeing.
I am fluent in French and happy to work with French speaking clients in their mother tongue.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
My counselling fee is £50 per hour
My coaching fee varies depending upon the type of support required and can be discussed when we meet.
If you are unsure about whether counselling or coaching is better suited to you please call me and we can discuss which approach might be more helpful and the relevant fee structure.
In my work I draw on over 20 years business experience which covered:
- Strategic and online marketing
- Corporate Finance
- Product Development
- Data and Information services
- Learning and Development
- Public and Social Enterprise sectors
If you are interested in my professional background you can find more detail on my linkedIn profile