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Perhaps you’re struggling with difficult feelings, stuck in old patterns of behaviour unable to see the way out, dealing with life-changing events, or want some ‘me' time... I'm an experienced and qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Therapist offering you a safe and confidential space to think and feel, and for us to explore your challenges together. Together we'll make sense of it and I will support you in finding a possible way forward.
My ethos 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.
One size doesn't fit all, so I'll support you on your own personal journey, providing you with the opportunity to be listened to, to feel understood and be thought about.
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. We'll work together to make sense of your feelings and challenges, help you achieve insight and understanding, 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
Alongside my private practice I have previously worked at The Counselling Foundation carrying out open-ended counselling work. Currently I am an assessor at The Counselling Foundation, carrying out initial assessments for new clients, as well as 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 & loss.
I spent 1 year working with Victim Support offering emotional support to victims of crime.
BA Hons Degree
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling with The Counselling Foundation
My Accreditations & Licenses:
I am a Registered 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Each session costs £55. Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes.
When I work
I currently have a few slots available during the week including evenings.
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, telephone or through my website www.susiewilliamspsychotherapy.com. 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.