Susan Powell. MBACP (Accred)
8 The Graylings
Hi I'm Susan and I am a person-centred counsellor experienced in working with young people, adults, older adults and couples. I believe you hold the solutions to your problems and I would like to help you find the answers by talking things through with you, for you to come to your own conclusions. What I don't do is give you advice, tell you how you should live or tell you what is 'wrong' with you; what I will do is actively listen to you, accept you without making any judgements or assumptions about you or your life, and understand what it's like to be you living your life. You are the only expert in your world of thoughts, feelings and experiences so I am guided by you and will work with you to achieve your goals.
"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.
The meetings also 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 as you really are a safe pair of hands"
I provide a confidential and secure space for us to work together to help you to make positive changes towards leading a more fulfilled life. I am committed to providing professional, ethical and safe counselling for you to work through your problems in a trusting and reliable environment.
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
Photos & videos
If you are training to be a counsellor, please ask about student discounts
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|