Susan Prendergast

Susan Prendergast

The Harmony Centre
Walpole Hatch Farm
Walpole
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 9BB

01986 784500

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The Harmony Centre
Walpole Hatch Farm
Walpole
Halesworth
Suffolk
IP19 9BB

01986 784500

About me

I first became interested in counselling when I worked for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. I discovered that most of us have a difficulty we find unable to overcome at some time in our lives, and talking about it with a skilled, empathic, non-judgmental person can often clarify the situation. It can stop the ‘circling thoughts’ that we can suffer from and help us find the way forward.

I have worked with teenagers who have left foster care or children’s homes and were setting up homes of their own – with all the emotional and practical problems to deal with. My work has also been with people with drug and alcohol dependencies, and with the close relatives who are affected by the dependency. In these cases my clients need help coping with the relationship in which the other person seems to have the ‘problem’. However, lots of life’s problems, such as debt or illness for example, can affect our relationships. It seems that sometimes we feel we can’t see the wood for the trees – and this is where I can help. Many problems can stem from our past; my personal view is that we cannot change the past, but we can change our reaction to it. I like to focus on the ‘here and now’ and how we can go forward positively into the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) degree in Psychology
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per hour for individuals

£60 per hour for couples

Maps & Directions

Halesworth, IP19 9BB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Easy parking

Availability

Week days by appointment

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples