Susie Renshaw

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BA (Hons), MSc, Adv Dip, MBACP (Accred)
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8BB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide counselling and therapy in central Cambridge, within a confidential and professional environment. In addition to private practice, I have 18 years' experience working in university counselling services, including 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 therapy 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 therapy for anyone wanting to work through more deep-seated or complex issues.

I have considerable experience in working with a wide range of problems. My areas of interest include working with people going through changes in their lives (such as loss, separation, career change or migration). I help people to manage the stages of transition, to cope with the psychological impact of being in a liminal space and to make sense of life’s changes. 

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)
  • Diploma in Supervision, Cambridge Supervision Training
  • 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

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)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£80.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

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

I offer a free telephone 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.

When I work

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Further information

I offer appointments at a clinic on Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 and online. 

Brooklands Therapy, 4 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I currently have space for new supervisees looking for individual supervision.

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Susie Renshaw
Susie Renshaw