Suzanne Coussins. MBACP.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in Chartridge, Buckinghamshire. Chartridge is conveniently located for Amersham, Chesham and surrounding areas.
I trained as an integrative psychotherapist…. Simply put, this means that I have the training to draw on a wide variety of theoretical approaches and acknowledge that each and every one of us are unique and bring with us our own set of needs, circumstances and experiences.
Working in collaboration I can help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and gain an understanding of yourself and your interpersonal relationships.
In a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment you can allow yourself space to be heard. Together we can explore aspects of your life that may be inhibiting your happiness and causing you distress and begin the journey to greater self- awareness and an improved emotional wellbeing.
I believe that one of the most important factors in productive psychotherapy is the relationship between client and therapist.
It is for this reason that I offer an initial 30 minute session free of charge.
I understand that the choice to come to counselling is not always an easy one and if this is your first experience of therapy you may be feeling apprehensive. This first session can help you to understand how therapy works and how best we can work together.
There is no obligation to continue after the initial session.
I work on both a long-term and short-term basis.
I work with both individuals and couples.
As well as running a private practice I have also worked within the NHS as a psychotherapist.
I adhere to the ethical frameworks of the BACP and UKCP.
I have experience working with:
- Bereavement and Loss.
- Bi-Polar Disorder.
- Childhood Sexual Abuse.
- Couples and Families.
- Divorce and Separation.
- Domestic Violence.
- Eating disorders.
- Personality Disorders.
- Relationship issues.
- Suicidal thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Integrative Psychotherapy.
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- Registered Equine - Assisted Psychotherapist.
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 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.
The National Council of Psychotherapists
National Council of Psychotherapists
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me to discuss my fee structure.