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About me

Currently working online or by telephone I offer relaxed, welcoming professional relationship where you can look at the issues that concern you with someone who will not judge you, but will seek to help you gain more understanding and acceptance of yourself and those around you.

I work with the whole person and seek to know you individually and help you understand how issues impact upon you. Therefore I am happy to work with any individual, whatever their issues.

I can use hypnotherapy, which is a consensual state of altered awareness, within my counselling as appropriate to harness my client's own healing resources in order to heal, calm and promote positiveness in his or her life. These calming and anxiety reducing sessions enable clients to take control of often debilitating symptoms, including panic attacks, and gain more confidence in themselves. The symptoms of menopause have also greatly improved through counselling and hypnotherapy.

I normally work at my home, not far from the M6/M55 interchange at Broughton, North of Preston. During the current extraordinary times, I offer online and telephone counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced person-centred counsellor and hypnotherapist with a small private practice. I am the School Counsellor at a Preston high school and work with younger children offering Play Therapy and hypnotherapy. I also have experience working with people with dementia and their carers. I am experienced working with bereavement and loss through my association with local cancer charities in counselling and counselling supervisor roles. I have current experience of working with people who have suffered sexual abuse.

I have worked with people of all ages with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, addiction, phobias & habits, all types of abuse including sexual abuse, mental health issues, relationship and family issues, self-harm, stress, workplace issues, etc. as well as people who feel unhappy without knowing why.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Hypnotherapy Association.

My counselling qualificaions are:
Advanced Diploma in Person-centred Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Play
Diploma in Casework Supervision
Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy

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.


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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EAP accepted

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


from £40 for individuals
Concessions available


I offer a variety of daytime and early evening appointments


Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Currently working online or by telephone, I am a Person-centred Counselling Supervisor with a small private practice. I have supervised bereavement counsellors, Young People's Counsellors in NHS, various charities and work with students from local universities and colleges. I am a school counsellor and offer support to members of staff.I work to provide a relaxed, confidential space and secure relationship where the counsellor can look safely at and become more open to herself and her relationships with her clients.

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Sue Smith MBACP (accred)

Sue Smith MBACP (accred)