Susan Moorehouse

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Leeds LS1 & Ilkley LS29
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor based in Leeds City Centre. I also offer face to face sessions in Ilkley, and online sessions, if required. I offer both short or long-term one to one counselling depending on the individual needs of the client. 

I have worked for the NHS for many years and continue to do so in a patient-facing role. My work has helped to inform my practice as a counsellor. I work with genuine care, compassion, warmth and sensitivity. 

My career to date has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the difficulties endured by others. Such difficulties may be linked to physical/medical conditions, or to the 'harm caused by others', such as abuse, assault and violence. These difficulties can often leave us feeling low, depressed, anxious, with self-doubt and lacking in confidence. We often lose sight of who we really are, what really matters to us, and the person we strive to be.  

It can be extremely stressful, exhausting and scary carrying such difficult emotions around as we try to manage our daily lives. We can feel alone, isolated with our thoughts or overwhelmed by our worries and concerns. It can be daunting asking for help, but there is always help available, and the right support at the right time can make a massive difference to an individual's sense of emotional well-being and how they choose to live their lives.   

Key areas I have worked in include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Depression
  • Bereavement, loss and isolation
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality
  • Women's issues
  • Trauma
  • Physical or emotional abuse, including sexual assault
  • HIV
  • Cultural differences, including stigma, fear and prejudice
  • Chronic illness
  • Work-related issues

Client testimonies

Susan provided me with a safe and peaceful environment where I could express my emotions and feel heard, perhaps for the first time in my life.

Her gentle support and the questions she directed me to when I felt overwhelmed, helped to ground me and stop my emotions escalating.

The counselling I received has been completely life changing for me with my anxiety and feelings of grief.

Susan’s support allowed me to be honest with myself, to move towards seeing there is a different life for me, within my reach.

Practice description

As a person-centred counsellor I aim to support clients to recognise their own strengths and resources, so that they may work through issues and find solutions to their problems in a way that is right for them. I provide a safe and nurturing environment so that clients feel heard, accepted and able to explore thoughts and feelings without judgement. I work with competence, confidence, empathy, and always have my client’s best interest at heart of the therapeutic relationship.  

I work from a humanistic approach that puts the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. Taking on the client’s perspective and seeing things as they do helps to facilitate personal growth and enables clients to make life choices that are right for them. To embrace the uniqueness of individuals I work in a flexible manner with an aim of interacting in a way that best suits the needs of the individual, after all, ‘one size does not fit all’. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Bereavement Counselling in a hospice setting 

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

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Fees

£35.00 - £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

Availability - Currently taking on new clients. Sessions are face to face or via Zoom, if appropriate to use this method.

Currently l am available:-

Friday afternoons, weekday early evening and Saturday all day.

  • Session Length - 50 minutes
  • Rate -  £40 per 50 minutes
  • Zoom- £35 per 50 minutes

My first session

I offer a 15 minute telephone session free of charge. This service acts as an introduction, to get to know you and ensure my counselling approach is able to meet your current counselling needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues, suicidal thoughts

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Susan Moorehouse
Susan Moorehouse