Susie Bates

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B.A.(Hons), P.g Dip.,MBACP(reg)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1BS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

COVID-19 Update:

I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom or face-to-face in Carmarthen.

Are you looking to make changes in your life? Do you need a safe space to explore your issues and difficulties? Whether you're feeling stuck, at a crossroads, or struggling with a low mood or decision-making, I provide a confidential and supportive environment for you to explore your experiences and current situation. Together, we can examine your inner world in new and insightful ways.

How I Work:

I prioritize building a warm and trusting relationship with you, carefully listening to your needs to begin exploring your current difficulties. From there, we can work together to find a way forward.

What to Expect:

I offer both short and long-term counseling, and we can determine what best suits your needs. Counseling is most effective when it's regular, ideally on a weekly basis, as you may have other commitments to work around. We will frequently review progress and decide together how to proceed.

Is Counseling Right for Me?

By examining your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, you can become more aware of habits and behaviors that no longer serve you and discover your strengths. This newfound awareness can help you move towards change. Together, we can explore ways to ease your difficulties and build on your strengths that best suit your life circumstances.

Why Choose Me?

My approach is person-centered, meaning I believe in your inherent tendency to move towards change and growth. I won't give you advice, but I will support you to find your inner wisdom so you can make decisions that are right for you and your unique situation.

I have experience working with various issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, childhood abuse, relationship difficulties, and bereavement. I have volunteered with West Wales Domestic Abuse Service, Carmarthenshire Counselling Service, and NHS Bereavement Service, as well as working as a secondary school counselor.

I am ADHD and understand the needs of Neuro-divergent clients, so I welcome this client group.

Please feel free to contact me by text or email.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical guidelines. I receive 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.  ( diagnosed or undiagnosed).
I have specialised training in working with children and young people.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel or change an appointment please do so as soon as possible.

Cancellation within 24hrs hours £60 Cancellation within 48 hrs £30

A minimum of 8 weeks notice will be given of price increases. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Face-to-face appointments available on Tuesdays and Thursday in Carmarthen.

Online appointments are available Monday , Wednesdays and Fridays.

Further information


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.

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.

The Nurture Centre, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1BS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Susie Bates
Susie Bates