Susan Stinchcomb MBACP (Registered)
I am a professionally qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, with extra training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. I am also a Relate trained Relationship Counsellor and am a fully insured registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also offer Integral Eye Movement Therapy which can hep with past or recent traumatic experiences. I work across various sites on the Wirral and have experience in working with Young People and Adults. I am currently extending my study of Cognitive Behavioural Approaches with the University of Derby.
I can offer face to face, telephone and online counselling.
I understand that taking the first step, when you feel that you may need some extra help, can be very frightening so to contact a counsellor shows great courage. I have experience with working with a wide range of people, men and women, younger and older and have worked with Wirral MIND, Age UK, WIRED, Action for Children and Headway. Our first meeting will be an assessment to give you the opportunity to explore what is troubling you, now, and the issues you may like to work on. My therapy rooms are private, comfortable and non clinical, have designated parking and are accessible via public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience of supporting people through voluntary and paid roles in the community before training to become a Counsellor.
I have worked with The TV Programme Dr Christian Will See You Now and can assist with weight loss issues using Cognitive Behavioural applications.
I am a Relate trained Relationship Counsellor which enables me to work with couples to explore any difficulties they may be experiencing in their life together.
I have worked extensively with people and their families coming to terms with an Acquired Brain Injury such as Stroke, Brain Tumour, Assault and Epilepsy and have undertaken further training to enable me to work with in this area in a counselling capacity.
I have experience, through work with Action for Children, of working with Young People struggling with various issues from anxiety and depression to body image issues and behavioural problems. I have taken further training to understand the impact of Neurodevelopmental Conditions such as ADHD, Dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. I continue to work with Young People at my offices in Heswall and Birkenhead.
I am comfortable working and communicating with people from all backgrounds and have experience of working with people who have experienced trauma, abuse, addiction, depression, marital difficulties and child-parent conflicts, bereavement, domestic violence, long term health issues, caring responsibilities and suicide. Miscarriage, teenage angst, anxiety, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, eating disorders, body image issues, ADHD and adverse childhood experiences.
BSc Cognitive Behavioural Approaches (Current)
Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling
CPCAB Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Diploma Level 5 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
ASIST Suicide Intervention Skills
Exploring U Acquired Brain Injury Training Course
Integrated Eye Movement Therapy
Youth Connect 5 - well-being development and resilience building for parents.
I also work for a local charity supporting unpaid Carers.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Acquired Brain Injury
Two session lengths available for Face to Face, Telephone and Online contact.
A free 15 minute consultation via telephone, email, Whatsapp or text message will take place following your contact. All sessions booked must then be paid for in advance to secure the session booking. Payments can then be made by debit/credit card, bank transfer, cash or cheque on receipt of my invoice.
Individual 50 minute session - £55
Individual 90 minute session - £77
Couples 50 minute session £65
Couples 90 minute session £92
Sessions of 50 minutes give plenty of time to explore the issues you would like to work with however, longer sessions of 90 minutes may, in some cases, help to resolve issues in a shorter timescale than a standard 50 minute session.
(90 minute sessions are not suitable for under 18's)
Sessions are booked on a week by week basis with no obligation to continue. However blocks of 6 sessions may be paid for in advance to secure appointment times.
Organisational rates available on request.
I also offer Integrated Eye Movement Therapy which can be useful for minimising difficulties caused by past or recent traumatic experiences.