About me

I am Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about me and how I work.

Finding the right therapist for you can feel daunting; I understand that. It is so important that you find the best fit for you; I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Drop me a text or email and I will call you back for a chat through and we can decide together if it feels like a good fit for you. There is never any pressure from me and I will happily recommend alternative support if we feel that is more appropriate for you.

I offer time and space in a safe confidential environment either face to face, via zoom, google meet or telephone. I trained integratively and work from a person centred core which means that I am client led and can draw from a range of therapeutic approaches to suit you; after all, this is your journey. My aim is to create a warm environment where my clients feel safe and supported to open up and move forward with their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a great deal of experience working with bereavement and loss from my time offering long term support in a hospice supporting patients, carers and those bereaved. For the past 18 months, I have worked for the NHS as Staff Counsellor offering support to my NHS colleagues whatever their role is within the NHS. I believe passionately in equality and diversity and offer a non-judgemental space for clients to bring whatever they need to talk about, the most common five words I hear in the therapy room are “You must think I’m crazy” I never do! If you are feeling it; it is valid. What can sometimes happen is the feelings get confused with the facts, I am feeling it so it must be fact, right? I will sit with you while you explore those things and find the tools and strengths that you undoubtedly have within but have perhaps forgotten along the way.

Prior to training to become a counsellor I spent 12 years in the RAF and 10 years working within education supporting students on the Autistic Spectrum. I completed a voluntary placement within a school offering one to one counselling to students aged 14+; I strongly believe in the value of offering a non-judgemental space to help our young adults unlock their potential and become comfortable in themselves. I have a great deal of experience both professionally and personally supporting those from the LGBTQ+ community. These experiences have enhanced my ability to empathise with clients and meet them wherever they are on their journey. I do not believe that there should be a one size fits all approach. You are unique and with me so will your counselling experience be.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Armed Forces personnel.
  • Armed Forces Veterans.
  • Emergency Services Staff. (I have supported many NHS Staff members over the past 18 months and throughout the pandemic)
  • LGBTQ+ Challenges.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I Offer a free 15 minute introduction phone call. Sessions are charged at £45 for a 50 minute session thereafter. 

Availability

I offer some early morning and evening slots online and via telephone to fit around your schedule.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
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.

For face to face sessions there is a room on the ground floor that we can use should this be helpful. Please let me know at the time of booking.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Suzanne Wagg

Suzanne Wagg