Susie Bates

Susie Bates

Cardigan Natural Healing Centre
Manchester House
Grosvenor Hill
SA43 1HY

Alliance Therapy Centre
24 King Street
SA31 1BS

07588 527512

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About me

Susie Bates

I am a person-centred, integrative counsellor influenced by Emotion Focused Therapy(EFT). I translate this into practice by encouraging you to look at your emotions in the here and now and together we can explore the information they might be giving you in terms of understanding your situation and how they might help or hinder the change you are seeking. My approach is adaptable as not one size fits all. Our sessions will be a joint, creative venture.

We all have struggles in our lives, these may be present day problems or issues from your past that are causing you distress or leaving you feeling stuck. You may have a low mood, anxiety, struggling in relationships or be experiencing symptoms of trauma. Together we can explore ways to ease your difficulties that best suit you as an individual. We will work at your own pace in a way which feels safe and appropriate for you.

My initial focus is on building a warm and empathetic relationship with you, to hold space for you so we can then begin to explore whatever has brought you to seek counselling. One of the most important indicators of outcome in counselling (regardless of theoretical background)is the relationship between counsellor and therapist. I will take the time to listen to you and understand what is causing you distress and we can then work together to find a way forward.

I have gained experience of working with a number of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, childhood abuse and relationship difficulties. I have worked as a volunteer with West Wales Domestic Abuse Service and with Carmarthenshire Counselling Service. As well as private practice, I work for the NHS as a bereavement counsellor.

I offer both short and long term counselling, we can decide which suits you best when we meet. The first session can be an opportunity to meet and for you decide if I am the right person for you to work with. Counselling works best when it is regular, ideally weekly, allowing for the fact that you may have many other commitments to work around. We will regularly review progress and decide together how to proceed.

Please feel free to contact me by text or email or whatsapp.

I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their ethical guidelines. I am in receipt of regular supervision and keep up to date with learning through reading and courses.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills

PgDip in Psychotherapeutic Practice (Emotion Focused Therapy)

British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma

BA (hons) Archaeology

Member BACP

Member organisations



£ 40 per 50 minute session

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel or change an appointment please do so as soon as possible. Cancellation within 24hrs hours will incur full charge, within 48 hrs £20

Further information


I have appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email.


I provide a confidential service.No one will be informed that you are coming to counselling, or what is discussed ( although I will discuss my work with my supervisor without mentioning names or identifiable personal details)

Confidentiality will only be broken in extreme circumstancesif you share information which leads me to believe there is a risk of harm to yourself or another.

Child Protection

If there are concerns for the safety of a child/children then we will discuss what needs to happen to protect the child/children.

In case of historical sexual abuse then please be aware theat if the perpertrator's identity is disclosed or other children are at risk, then I will have a duty to inform the authorities.

Maps & Directions

Cardigan, SA43 1HY
Carmarthen, SA31 1BS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


I have appointments available on Mondays,Wednesdays and Thursdays in Carmarthen and Fridays in Cardigan. Please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email.

Types of client

Older adults