Susan Powell. MBACP (Accred)
Depression, anxiety, general feelings of sadness or that life has become out of control are just some of the issues that can affect our ability to manage day to day life and maintain healthy relationships or enjoy a good work/life balance. I believe you hold the solutions to your problems and that talking therapy is the best way for you to find answers. I work in a person-centred way which means that our time together is focused on you, the client, and your wellbeing. I will actively listen to you so that I can understand what it's like to be you living your life and I will accept you and your story without any judgement or making assumptions about what I think might be best for you. I believe that you will know what's best for you as you are the only expert in your world of thoughts, feelings and experiences. Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we can feel lost so I hope to work with you for you to find the right direction to move forward towards positive change.
"When I first came to see you I really couldn’t see a way out of my predicament. When we met you encouraged me to talk through how I was feeling and why I was feeling that way. I had bottled up so many anxieties and didn’t want to let my partner know how I was feeling. Talking it through made me realise I wasn’t imagining the feelings or the thoughts, that I was allowed to feel that way and that there was no stigma in feeling like that.
This allowed to me look at things from a different perspective, to see that there was a way around the feelings I was having and to become stronger in myself. In time the anxiety reduced and I knew that I could deal with my destiny whichever path it took me. I was better prepared to deal with my relationship and myself, not be afraid to express how I was feeling and to say what I wanted from our relationship.
I would definitely recommend anyone to come and see you"
I provide a confidential and secure space for us to work together to help you lead a more fulfilled life. I am committed to providing professional counselling for you to work through your problems in a trusting and reliable environment. I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means they have endorsed and approved my work as a safe, ethical and effective therapist.
Every client is different, with different needs, and each person moves forward at their own pace so it is important that your needs are met and you decide how many sessions you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Accredited member BACP
- School Counsellor; 11-16 year olds
- Private practice; young people, adults, couples, EAP
- Lecturer/trainer of counselling students; Bedford college
- Volunteer/charity counselling and support work
- Over thirty years experience in supporting people and their families
- Qualified trainer
- I also offer seminars, presentations and training in wellbeing issues
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ex-armed forces personnel coming to terms with trauma memories and finding ways to move forward in civilian life.
Family couples work: parent/child, siblings, etc
This list is not exhaustive so if you have a particular concern that's not here, please contact me to find out how I can help you
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|