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BA (Hons) MBACP Reg

About me

Hello, my name is Susan, welcome to my profile. I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor, working with both adults and children. 

At times life can be overwhelming, and things might be difficult to manage. This can leave us with a feeling of disconnect and it may be a challenge to make clear choices. I will offer you a safe space to explore these feelings without opinion or judgment. My aim will be to work with you, to process whatever is going on for you. This may be healing from past experiences or observing how these experiences impact you now and the way that you are living and feeling in the present. We will work together in the hope that we can discover the best path forward.

I have trained in the person centred approach which means that you the client are always at the centre of the work. I will offer a completely confidential, accepting space and you will be treated with warmth, empathy and respect. My own experience has taught me that the counselling relationship is a vital part of the work. 

Over the years I have become very flexible in my ways of working, and I will always adapt to the best needs of each individual. Talking can help, and I may also use other therapies to compliment our work together such as CBT, Mindfulness, Art and Play therapy depending on client preferences. I have an incredibly empathetic cavapoo named Teddy who can join us in sessions, or come for a walk on request if suitable.

I currently work as a school counsellor in a large inclusive, culturally diverse secondary school in Outer London for ages - 11-18. I also run private practise in Waltham Abbey, I have created a therapeutic space at the end of my garden for you to come and relax and share what might be troubling you. I have many years of experience working with clients of many different backgrounds and life experiences. 

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Award Wining Body in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBAP)
  • Experience working with Adults in a Counselling Centre and private practise. 
  • Experience working with children and young people in private practice and school settings.
  • Training with Place 2 Be
  • Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • Safeguarding for children

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please feel free to contact me via email to make a 20 minute appointment to discuss a potential therapy session. 

Sessions - 50 minutes

Cost £50

When I work

I am available for new clients on line or face to face. 

Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults