Susie Williams

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BA (Hons) | MBACP Accredited | Psychodynamic Counsellor
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5LH
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I'm an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor and EMDR Therapist working with adults who are looking for a safe and confidential space to think and feel, and explore your experiences and difficulties together. This could be issues around anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, bereavement, abuse, relationships, identity or low self-esteem -  nothing is too big or too small.

Perhaps you’re struggling with difficult feelings, stuck in old patterns of behaviour, dealing with life-changing events, or battling with negative emotions and behaviours...  therapy is a space for you to think, to feel and to explore. At the core, is the relationship between you and your therapist; helping you to make sense of it and support you in finding a possible way forward. 

My ethos as a psychotherapist is promoting an honest and reliable relationship in which you can talk freely, share your thoughts, difficulties, experiences at the pace you wish. I will listen in a warm and thoughtful way, without judgement, and we'll work together to help you process the difficulties you're facing and gain an understanding.

My approach is mainly psychodynamic which means that I will work with you to help you make links between your present difficulties and past experiences, however I also draw on other modalities ensuring we work together in way that feels right for you.  I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy which is an effective psychotherapy method helping to treat difficulties arising from Trauma (such as assault, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, complicated grief, child neglect, accidents) and PTSD. EMDR is also increasingly used to treat a wide range or symptoms and disorders such as anxiety, depression, phobias, self-esteem and performance issues.

My work is based on integrity and compassion and I will work with whatever you choose to bring to your therapy sessions. Nothing is too big or too small, all your feelings matter.

Together we'll make sense of your feelings and challenges, help you achieve insight, and in turn facilitate positive change, self-awareness and a capacity to cope with present and future difficulties.

Get in touch and we can arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons Degree
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling with The Counselling Foundation
  • EDMR  (approved training by EMDR-Europe Association and EMDRIA)

Counselling Experience:

Alongside my Private Practice, I am also the Diploma Programme Tutor at The Counselling Foundation, responsible for implementing the Diploma course to trainee counsellors. Prior to this role, I acted as an assessor, carrying out initial assessments for new clients, and was a part of the CPD team there, helping to deliver CPD talks and events to other counsellors.

I worked at the Bereavement Network for 3 years carrying out mid-term (20 sessions) and open-ended counselling work to those facing issues of bereavement and loss.

I spent 1 year working with Victim Support offering emotional support to victims of crime.

My Accreditations & Licenses:

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics.

I have an enhanced DBS and professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Psychodynamic counselling sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes. Each session is £65.

 EMDR Sessions last 60-75 minutes and each session is £75

When I work

Please get in touch to discuss session availability

Further information

Initial Consultation

Whether you’re certain you’d like to start therapy or still left wondering how it will help, or indeed if I’m the right therapist for you, why not get in touch to arrange an initial consultation to find out.  You can contact me via email or telephone. I will respond within 48 hours.

The initial consultation is free of charge and a chance for you to tell me a bit about you and why you’re seeking therapy at this time, and also a chance for you to find out about how I work and ask me any questions you may have.

9 Goldsmith Way, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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As well as face to face sessions, I offer online counselling via Zoom.

Online platforms

Google Meet