Susanne Maher

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MBACP (Accred)
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Lymm WA13 & Warrington WA4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Does life feel difficult, and do you want things to change? Does your relationship need help? Imagine if you woke up every morning feeling lighter, motivated, and more connected to others. I can support you to explore your personal challenges in a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment that is focused on your needs.

I work with adults and young people 16+ (individuals and couples) with a range of problems such as relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, life transitions, parenting, family, university, health, work related stress, and more. Clients tell me they feel empowered and able to make permanent changes when we have worked together.

I have worked in a caring profession for over 20 years, and I have been trained by Relate (the Relationship Charity) as a Relationship Therapist. I work in the NHS and can support you on your infertility journey including loss, miscarriage and the multitude of treatments along this path.  I believe my combination of life experience, caring, empathetic approach and training will benefit you on your journey.

Relationship therapy explores the ways in which you want your relationship to change, and how to get there. You may come alone or with a partner. I will support you to see the challenges from all perspectives and together we will explore tools and strategies to disrupt unhelpful behaviours and share feelings.

I look forward to meeting you and promise the warmest of welcomes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in a caring profession for over 20 years helping individuals and those in relationships. 

Qualifications:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Relational Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 accreditation - Solution Focused Therapy - The Association of Psychological Therapies
  • MA in Educational Leadership (with a focus in communication)
  • PGCE in Business Education
  • BA Honours – Combined Studies 2:1 | Special Award – Outstanding Achievement for Work Placement

Continued Professional Development:

  • Foundation Course for Counsellors working in Licensed Fertility Treatment Centres - British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA)
  • Understanding Autism, including: Autism & Communication, Autism & Sensory Experience, Autism, Stress and Anxiety, Autism: Supporting Families and Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum – National Autism Society
  • Six session model in relationship therapy - Relate
  • Suicide Risk and Support – Relate
  • Mental Health Awareness – Relate
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding – Relate
  • Couple’s Counselling Initial Assessment – Relate
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness and Responding – Relate
  • Working with Trauma – Carolyn Springs
  • Bereavement – Online Event Conference
  • Safeguarding – The Samaritans
  • The Tribes of Person Centred – Mick Cooper
  • Online and Telephone Counselling – Counselling Tutor
  • Working Online resources: Coronavirus – BACP
  • Goals in Therapy – Mick Cooper
  • Relational Depth – Mick Cooper
  • Working with Bereavement and Complex Trauma – BACP

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free, no obligation 20-minute initial telephone session so we can get to know each other.

Individual 50-minute sessions £55. Remote session £50.

Couples 50-minute sessions £65. Remote session £60.

I offer one place at a reduced fee for low income clients, trainees or students. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do also occasionally offer Saturday morning. 

Further information

I work with one concession client at a time. Please approach me for details. 

Cheshire Wellness Centre, The Barn Lymm Marina, Warrington Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0SW

Warrington, Cheshire, WA4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My face to face sessions have wheelchair access.

Online platforms

Zoom