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Susie Renshaw, BA (Hons), MSc, Adv Dip, MBACP (Accred)

Cambridge CB1
07479 185962 07479 185962 Registered / Accredited

About me

I provide counselling and psychotherapy in central Cambridge, within a confidential and professional environment. In addition to private practice, I am College Counsellor at St John's College, University of Cambridge.

I am Accredited and Registered as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have provided counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people since 2002.

Trained in integrative therapy, I draw from three main approaches: Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

I offer focused, short-term counselling (typically 6-8 appointments) as well as long-term psychotherapy for anyone wanting to work through more deep-seated or complex issues.

I have considerable experience in working with a wide range of problems but also specialise in helping people with transition issues - facing changes in your personal circumstances (eg family/career/study), endings, losses, or entering a new phase of life.

I bring warmth, empathy, a non-judgemental attitude and a sense of humour. I can be gently challenging where necessary, while being supportive and compassionate.

I can work with you to explore and make sense of your issues. Understanding is the first step towards making changes. I can help you develop strategies and skills to manage your issues and to find a positive way forward.

It may be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns of behaving or thinking. I can work with you to identify these patterns, to understand them and to make changes to enable you to start leading a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and core training:

  • Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (since 2007)
  • MSc (Distinction) in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health, King's College London
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School
  • Certificate in Counselling, Birkbeck, University of London
  • BA (Hons) Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Short courses:

  • Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training, Centre for Stress Management
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Merit), Birkbeck, University of London
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Safeguarding 16-25 year olds, NSPCC
  • Certificate in Online Counselling Skills, Online Counsellors
  • Managing Stress with Mindfulness, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Anna Freud Centre

As well as my private practice work, I have many years' experience providing counselling to students in higher education.

This has given me considerable experience in working with a wide range of problems including low mood, depression, anxiety, grief, eating problems, relationships, low self-esteem and confidence, identity, study/work issues and traumatic experiences.

I am a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Accreditation means I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the BACP. This also means I am required to renew my accreditation on an annual basis and provide evidence of continual professional development and supervision.

I work in accordance of the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Each appointment is charged at £60.

I have a limited number of reduced fee appointments which are available for students and individuals on a low income. Please contact me to discuss.

Appointments last 50 minutes and we'll generally meet weekly at the same time each week.

I offer a free telephone or email consultation to help you decide whether you want to book an appointment with me.

We can talk briefly about what is troubling you, any questions you may have about me, my practice and any professional issues. It will also give you a sense of what counselling with me might be like.

Further information

I offer appointments online and at two central Cambridge health and wellbeing clinics - Cambridge Flourishing and Salus Wellness.

Cambridge Flourishing
8B Romsey Terrace

Salus Wellness Clinics
47 Norfolk Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Regular appointments are available on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 5pm.

Types of client

Young people
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Susie Renshaw, BA (Hons), MSc, Adv Dip, MBACP (Accred)

Susie Renshaw, BA (Hons), MSc, Adv Dip, MBACP (Accred)