Susie Renshaw, BA (Hons), MSc, Adv Dip, MBACP (Accred)
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
- 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Appointments are provided at Salus Wellness, a complementary health clinic in central Cambridge, close to the Grafton Centre, offering easy access from the city centre, train and bus stations. There is on-street pay and display parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently offer appointments at Salus Wellness Clinics on Thursdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|