Susie Bates B.A.(Hons), P.G.dip.,MBACP(reg) Online working
I am currently working online via zoom or skype. I offer a free initial 15 minute phone consultation prior to meeting. Please contact me by email or text to make an appointment
Are you looking to make changes in your life. Would you like to have a opportunity to explore issues and difficulties? 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 trusting relationship with you, to listen to you carefully so we can begin to explore your current difficulties. 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 tendency for humans to move towards change and growth. I won’t give advise but I will support you, to help you find your own inner wisdom so can make decisions that are right for you and your unique situation.
I have gained experience of working with a number of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, childhood abuse , relationship difficulties and bereavement.
I have worked as a volunteer with West Wales Domestic Abuse Service and with Carmarthenshire Counselling Service, Nhs bereavement service .As well as private practice, I work in a school counselling service.
I offer a free 15 minute initial phone call before meeting for a first appointment.
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
I started my counselling training in 2013. I hold a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapeutic practice(Pg dip.) from Uwtsd ( Swansea) . I am also a qualified yoga teacher with a knowledge of breathing and relaxation techniques.
I have worked as a counsellor in various settings including a domestic abuse service, GP surgeries, MIND, the NHS, a drop- in centre for young adults and a school.
I continue to train and update my skills. I have a special interest in working with clients who identify as autistic/having autism ( diagnosed or undiagnosed).
I am, at present, working towards a specialised training in working with children and young people.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial 15 minute phone conversation.
£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 offer online sessions via Skype or Zoom on Monday’s, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
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.