Suzanne Tester

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Dip Couns MBACP
Available for new clients
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Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We can all feel a bit overwhelmed sometimes by what life throws at us. With counselling I can help you through these difficult times by providing you with a calm and emotionally safe space, free of opinion or judgement for us to sit together and begin to explore how you can work through whatever may be troubling you.

I have experience working with many challenging areas that life can hold and have a particular interest in helping manage stress, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, complex trauma and addiction. I also believe that as part of  your personal development we can discuss your physical health and how this may be impacting on you mentally. The body and mind are connected.

We live in a fast paced society and can feel overwhelmed and out of control of our own thoughts and feelings and . I believe that small steps forward can help us to gain control, feel happier and lead to peace of mind.

If you would like to contact me we can arrange a free brief consultation by telephone to see if this is the right path for you, to learn a little more about each other and for you to ask any questions you may have.  If we feel that we can work together we will arrange our first session where we can discuss in more detail the way in which your counselling will happen. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience supporting people who have gone through Childhood Trauma and ensure that I always work in a Trauma Informed way. These means that safety is key to my work and creating a safe space is always an essential focus of my work.

I am a qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor. I have worked and supported people for 17 years to make changes in their lives. My approach facilitates personal growth by allowing you to explore and identify and your strengths and personal qualities and put these to use in your life.

Member organisations

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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 for a 50 minute session

When I work

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Further information

The Shepherds Hut is situated in a garden area which is private. This work space allows my clients to find a quiet and calming space to spend time with their thoughts and feelings. 

Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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The Shepherds Hut is situated in a garden area. There are 3 steps leading upto it. The ground is covered in natural bark.

Suzanne Tester
Suzanne Tester