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Susan Mayfield Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) BPC Reg

North Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE30
07518 462949 07518 462949 Registered / Accredited
North Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE30

About me

I am an experienced, accredited counsellor offering a professional service. Normally I work in calm, attractive rooms in Tynemouth, close to the Metro and to on-street parking but, during the current coronavirus lockdown I am offering online sessions via Zoom. I can offer short or longer term counselling and psychotherapy and am currently offering low-cost one-off talking sessions to NHS staff and Key Workers.  I also offer specialized writing therapy as some people find writing things down easier than talking and find that ordering their thoughts on paper increases well-being and lessens anxiety.
People seek counselling for many reasons. Perhaps you are suffering from anxiety, depression or panic attacks or are simply feeling sad? You may be experiencing relationship difficulties or suffering from stress-related illness? Perhaps something's happened - recently or in the past - that's affecting how things are for you now? Or maybe you want to make some changes but feel stuck in destructive patterns of behaviour or mood?
Counselling offers a confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, working through difficulties in order to live differently. Sometimes it's hard to talk, but saying things out loud to a skilled person can often make you feel less isolated and overwhelmed.

I have experience of working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties but am particularly skilled and experienced in working with the impact of sexual abuse, cancer, mid-life changes, bereavement, loss and sexual problems.

I work psycho-dynamically, considering the bigger picture, especially the ways in which present difficulties may be connected to events or dynamics in the past. Sometimes we unconsciously repeat old patterns and understanding the origins of our feelings and responses can enable us to approach life differently. My approach is warm, down-to-earth and non-judgemental.

My training and qualifications integrate counselling, literary practice and education and I bring many years’ experience of working in a range or settings including GP practices, hospitals and schools. A background in the arts and contact with faith communities makes me well-placed to work with difficulties relating to creativity or spirituality.

I am a Registrant of BPC and an Accredited Member of the BACP (MBACP Accred). I practice according to the BACP and BPC ethical frameworks.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling (UWE)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (wpf)
  • BA Hons English Literature (University of Oxford)
  • PGCE (University of Bristol)

I am committed to ongoing professional development and have recently undertaken further training in:

  • Trauma and Dissociative Disorder
  • Attachment Issues
  • Time-Limited Therapy
  • Couples Counselling
  • Sexual Desire and Dysfunction
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Addiction
  • Ethics and the Law

In addition to private practice I have been employed by a county-wide counselling agency as a counsellor and trainer.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mid-life issues
Transition and change
Work-life balance

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£50 for a 50 minute individual session.
£70 for a 60 minute couple session.
Concessions may be available - please ask.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

North Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I can currently offer daytime or evening appointments Monday-Wednesday..

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Susan Mayfield Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred)  BPC Reg

Susan Mayfield Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) BPC Reg