About me

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

My Counselling Experience:

I have worked and volunteered at The Counselling Foundation for the last 5 years carrying out open-ended counselling work, and assessments.

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

I currently also work as part of the CPD team at The Counselling Foundation helping to deliver CPD talks and events to other counsellors.

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

My Qualifications:

BA in French

Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling with The Counselling Foundation

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Each session costs £50. Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes.

Availability

I currently have a few slots available during the week including evenings.

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, 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.

St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

I offer online and telephone counselling as well as face-to-face.

Susie Williams

Susie Williams