Hi, I'm Suzi. I'm a qualified counsellor and founder of Think & Feel.
I am 40, originally from Northern Ireland, and a mum to a fierce seven-year-old daughter. I'm handy on a set of rollerskates, but I'm happiest outdoors. You can usually find me in a kayak, exploring coves and hidden inlets around the coast of Cornwall.
My path towards becoming a counsellor wasn't straightforward. In fact, it has taken me via interior architecture and motherhood to therapy roles at The Sea Sanctuary, Penhaligon Counselling and Kooth.
Along the way, I have attained my DASV and diplomas in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools and Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy.
I offer outdoor and online counselling in environments that will enable and support your understanding of your own story and needs.
Encouraging empowerment to move past limitations by discovering your own voice.
I wanted to combine the power of nature into my sessions, where possible, to offer outdoor counselling in Cornwall for adults and young people.
Everybody's journey at Think & Feel is unique, but each begins with a phone call and a chat. There is no obligation to move forwards from here, and this chat is free.
If you are happy to move forward, we start to figure out what will work best for you.
This might mean we look at outdoor therapy if you are located within Cornwall (or in easy reach). It might be that we host a session online. We can also arrange to meet up in a safe place indoors; this is up to you, I want you to feel comfortable at every turn.
There are many reasons why you may be looking to engage in therapy. You, or a loved one, maybe experiencing difficult thoughts or feelings. You may be going through challenging stages or experiencing loss and grief, emotional distress, anxiety or depression.
Every person is unique and complex. I offer a warm environment where there is no judgement.
My passion is to enable you to unlock your voice. To help you to unfold and nurture connections, behaviours, thoughts and feelings towards yourself and others.
I use an integrative therapy approach.
This means that it has the foundation of Person-Centred Therapy and combines elements of other therapies to help with your individual needs.
The theories and models that have influenced my practice are a blend of Experiential and Psychoanalytical approaches and practices from Emotional Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis. All of this underpins the framework of a Person-Centred approach.
We will go at your own pace and work to help you to understand your behaviours and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
My specialisms lie within the understanding of complex trauma and attachment. I am an effective communicator and thrive on developing positive, trusting relationships that are non-judgemental and empathic.
- Level 5 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy – University of Plymouth
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools (practitioner status) Distinction
- Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DASV) – Safer Futures
- Level 2 Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
- Level 3 Ascents (AptED) Elklan – Speech and Language support 3-11 yr olds
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Positive Behaviour Management Certificate
- First Aid
- Paediatric First Aid
- Level 3 Understanding Child Neglect
- Prevent Training and WRAP
- Combined Level 1 and 2 Training in Childhood Loss and Grief
- Life Story Work Certificate
- BACP Registered Member MBACP: Membership 00963097
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
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
From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I believe in transparency and affordability.
I aim to provide high-quality support that is accessible for all.
I offer a range of pricing structures and discounts.
- £45 per individual session
- £35 concession rate
- 6 session purchase £250
- 6 session purchase concession rate £200
- £40 per individual session
- £30 concession rate
- 6 session purchase £230
- 6 session purchase concession rate £170
- Based on 12 sessions (of up to 8 people) £120 per individual
Following a Person-Centred approach helps clients to work with their therapist to explore the feelings around emotions, offering curiosity to help unfold and nurture the clients process of awareness.
By tuning into our emotions, we learn to understand better the physical sensations associated with emotions. We can then learn to recognise them and find ways to connect and accept them.
If we neglect what we are feeling physically and emotionally, this could lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms (eating disorders, addiction, aggressive outbursts and negative relationships). Emotions communicate what we need, what matters, what our experiences mean, and therefore help our healing needs.