About me

Are you looking for friendly, professional support, and someone to listen and understand the challenges you are facing in your life right now?

I am Susie and I am an integrative counsellor with a passion to support you on your life journey in whichever way you need therapeutically. I am a member of the BACP.

People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons. Some people know the issues and problems that they are facing and that are causing them stress and pain, others don’t know exactly what the problems are but perhaps keep finding themselves in situations that feel difficult, unsettling and confusing.

Do you find relationships challenging? Do you feel misunderstood by those around you? Is your home life or job causing you stress? Do you have a particular issue that you want to explore? Do you feel unfulfilled without knowing why? Are you searching for more meaning but don’t know where to start? All these types of questions and uncertainties, when left going around in our minds with no direction, can cause us to feel low, confused, drained, lost and unhappy in day to day life.

A common misconception is that people look to counselling to 'fix' problems and issues they are experiencing. I won’t be looking to fix the problems and issues you share with me in sessions, however, I will support you in finding your own solutions in moving forward if that is what you feel you need.

Our sessions, when we work together, will provide you with a space to explore your thoughts and uncertainties, so that you can begin to understand yourself, your life and human behaviours with clarity. As individuals, when we feel genuinely heard, understood and accepted by another person, we can begin to heal and move forward on our journey with a greater sense of who we are. This is what I can offer to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (August 2016)
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (September 2017)
  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (July 2020)
  • Certificate in Bereavement and Loss - The Link Centre (March 2021)
  • Understanding Trauma: Introduction to Mending Hurts (January 2021)
  • Volunteer Counsellor at North Kent College (April 2018 - July 2021)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals £50 per session (50 minutes)

Students and Trainee Counsellors £40 (50 minutes)

Reduced rate can be negotiated, please contact me to discuss

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13

Farningham
Dartford
Kent
DA4

Type of session

In person
Online
Susie Carthy

Susie Carthy