Susie Bates B.A.(Hons), P.G.dip.,MBACP(reg)
Are you looking to make changes in your life?
Would you like to have a opportunity to explore issues and difficulties in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Are you at a cross roads? Perhaps you are experiencing a low mood or finding decision making difficult?
I offer a confidential and supportive space for you to explore your life experiences and your current situation. You will be offered the opportunity to look at your inner world closely, perhaps in new and insightful ways.
How I work
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 your current difficulties. I will take the time to listen deeply to you and understand what is causing you distress. We can then work together to find a way forward.
What to expect
I offer both short and long term counselling, we can decide which suits you best when we meet. 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.
Is counselling right for me?
By looking closely at your thoughts, beliefs and emotions you may become aware of habits and behaviours that may no longer be serving you. This awareness can help you to move towards the change. Together we can explore ways to ease your difficulties that best suit your life circumstances.
Why choose me?
My approach is person centred which means I belief in the tendancy for humans to move towards change and growth, given favourable environments. Our sessions will be a joint, creative venture.
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.
Please feel free to contact me by text or email
I am a Registered Member of the 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£40 per 50 minute session
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
I have appointments available on Mondays to Thursday in Carmarthen and Fridays afternoons in Cardigan. 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 circumstances if you share information which leads me to believe there is a risk of harm to yourself or another.
If there are concerns for the safety of a child/children then we will discuss what needs to happen to protect the child/children.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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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