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About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, registered with the BACP.

I specialist in stress related issues and work with you to change the things that are important to you using different therapy elements that suit your requirements, giving you time out to address your needs confidentially.

I use integrative counselling as well as solution focused and cognitive approaches. I feel it is important that the sessions work to help you to move forward at your pace.

Life events interfere with the way we feel and are often responsible for a build up of stress. When our bodies are stressed we find that normal everyday life becomes a struggle. Using psychotherapy I provide help and support to overcome the challenges faced during those periods of time especially, for example - during times of extreme anxiety, bereavement, new jobs or career changes, childbirth, menopause, relationship problems.

I also specialise in supporting young people and helping them learn new ways to cope with their concerns, especially if they are self harming / experienced bullying / have low self esteem.

Counselling gives you time for yourself, there are times in everyone's life when moving forward seems really difficult, addressing the things that are in the way really works.

Different counsellors use different approaches and I wait until I have met you, chatted and identified what you need from counselling before we decide your goals and how to achieve these using your sessions.

Deep focused relaxation and hypnotherapy techniques can help support the counselling and are particularity useful if your stress results in anxiety or panic attacks.

I am always mindful of how useful a multi-professional approach can be, especially for young people, and, if appropriate, I will assist with referrals via your GP.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Consultant Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, having previously worked as a nurse for 30 years in both the acute sector and community.
I know that there are times in our lives when we feel we would like to change things. Everyone has the ability to cope with difficult periods in their life but sometimes they seem to be on-going and taking the next step feels like a step too far. I have worked with adults, young people and their families for the past 11 years and counselling is an important part of the support I offer.

  • BScHons
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
  • Diploma in Counselling (PC)
  • Diploma in antenatal / parent craft classes
  • Diploma in Hypnobirthing
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Registered General Nurse (now retired from nursing)
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner (no longer working as an ENP)
  • EFT Practitioner
  • Guided Meditation teacher
  • Yoga Nidra Qualified

I regularity attend courses  to improve my knowledge and maintain CPD - this is an example of some I have attended:-

Camhs course – bereavement, play therapy using solution focused counselling Understanding Autism, Understanding the Effects of Sexual Abuse, Psychological Trauma - helping children / Adolescents. self harm. Irritable Bowel Gut Specific Protocol - Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy for children (self esteem / confidence) - with Lynda Hudson, Mindfulness, Qualified guided meditation teacher, Qualified in yoga nidra techniques.

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 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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teen issues - school phobia, self injury, self harm, exam panic, procrastination, perfectionism, high achiever but doubting self.

Bereavement counselling for children using art therapy and solution focused work.

Stress and sleep disturbance after trauma in young people.

Working with adopted young people.

Adjusting after surgery - body image concerns.

Coping with IVF

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Photos & videos


Psychotherapeutic counselling session - from £50

All sessions are 50 - 70 mins

Areas of special interest.

  • Bereavement
  • Self injury / exam stress
  • Stress / Anxiety specific focus
  • Pregnancy / birth / IVF counselling - please ring for individual requirements.
  • presently accepted by adoption fund to counsel young people after adoption
  • EFT

Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and National Counselling Society ( Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR)). This means the accredited counsellors on the register meet high standards, and that as a counsellor on this register I have been vetted and approved.

I am also a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society, Counsellors UK. I abide by the Code of Conduct and work in an ethical and confidential way, supporting the needs of my clients.

I work in North Yorkshire 10 mins from RIPON, within 30 minutes of HARROGATE, YORK, NORTH ALLERTON, 40 mins OTLEY.

You can also see my LinkedIn account.

GDPR - I never share your details. Please contact me directly for full data protection details.

N. Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


evenings, some weekend work, please ring or mail to check your preferred time is available.

Types of client

Young people


Suzanne Lamb BScHons,DipCBT, DipHypC,AdDipPsyC

Suzanne Lamb BScHons,DipCBT, DipHypC,AdDipPsyC