Suzie Hackett

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MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist (Accred) & Supervisor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking for someone to help you through a difficult time in a safe, private and confidential place? 

I work online and outside (walk & talk) as a BACP Accredited Therapist and Supervisor in private practice with over 18 years experience. I offer both short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people experiencing a wide range of different issues that are impacting their life and ability to function.

I work as a Gestalt therapist aiming to increase awareness of how we function in relationships and in the world.  Rather than my trying to do something to you I work with clients to develop a working relationship that is respectful, confidential and suited to your individual needs.  What you bring to therapy will be unique to you, therefore it is important that you are able to be heard and your views and ideas listened to. I will then work with you within the confines of a safe, caring and respectful relationship where I endeavour to give you my best attention at all times.

I am very committed to being a therapist and working with clients. Sometimes clients may feel that what they want to talk about in therapy might not be relevant.  In my experience any issue or anything a client wants to explore is very relevant.  Issues that clients bring are often very wide and varying.

For example I work frequently with clients who experience anxiety or stress but I also work successfully with many, many different issues.  Some of these might include life questions such as how do I feel more fulfilled, happier, how do I stop making the same mistakes, why am I scared of everything, what stops me being able to be more intimate, why do I drink too much or why do I find it so hard to have friends.

Sometimes difficulties in relationships or life events such as bereavement or illness can be complicated due to unresolved past issues and old patterns of relating.  It could be that you may have experienced trauma or abuse in your history and find that this significantly impacts your life now; or you experience depression, anxiety or suffer from panic attacks and don't understand why. Having someone to talk to in the moment to moment relating between client and therapist can support you to explore such patterns of relating and ultimately facilitate change helping you to find more peace and fulfillment in life.

I would also add that sometimes it can feel extremely difficult to reach out and contact a therapist.  I understand this and I also know that often once you have reached out you can feel less alone and the process of therapy can start.

I have a particular interest in trauma and abuse as I spent 5 years working for a charity that supported victims of sexual abuse and another charity that worked with victims of domestic violence. I also worked within the NHS's Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC). In addition I worked for 2 years within a Substance Misuse Team and specifically I worked with children who had been impacted by this issue. Working within these organisations has supported me to be able to offer a wealth of experience to clients I now work with. It also prompted me to want to further my own personal development and training.  So whilst I trained initially as a Person Centred Counsellor for the past 12 years I have been studying Gestalt Psychotherapy to increase my understanding of wider and more complex mental health issues.   I work now solely in private practice both online from my home and outside in my local wood where I offer ‘walk & talk’ therapy.  Nature can be very supportive and sometimes clients prefer to be outside in nature whilst talking about the issues that they bring to therapy.  

I also work as a Supervisor in private practice for many individuals both in training and who are already qualified. I also have experience in offering external supervision to individual working as Social workers, teachers and other relevant professions where they might benefit in having someone they are able to talk to about issues that arise at work.

I also offer online counselling and supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

Grad Dip in Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Practice. I am also a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Please note: as an Accredited BACP member I have undergone a rigorous process of accreditation and I am seen as a competent practitioner.

I am a trainee member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute (GPTI) and abide by their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

I initially trained in Person Centred Counselling and I am currently studying Gestalt psychotherapy.

I hold a Certificate and a Graduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling.

I have completed an additional 8 years training in Gestalt Psychotherapy (postgraduate level) leading to a Diploma in Psychotherapy, UKCP registration and GPTI accreditation.  I completed CORE training in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2012)

I also work as a Counselling Supervisor and hold a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision.

Additional Qualifications

  • Certificate in Rape Crisis Training
  • Certificate in On-line Counselling
  • Positive Parenting Programme (Accredited facilitator)
  • Mercianet - Drug & Alcohol Training - Drug Awareness 1 & 2 and Drug recognition
  • Additional interests and areas of study include trauma and attachment.

Additional Experience

I have particular experience in working with trauma, sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse. I now work as a Counsellor/Gestalt Therapist in private practice.

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)

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


£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information

Therapy Fees

  • Individual - £50 for 60 minutes online
  • individual - £60 for 60 minutes face to face
  • Concessions and student rates are available on enquiry

Short and long term work.

Language spoken - English.

When I work

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Further information

How I work

On enquiry I will ask you a few questions and set up an initial session where we can explore what you would like to get out of therapy with myself.   

Contacting me

You are welcome to ring my mobile and leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.  Otherwise please email me or if you prefer please send me a text message and I will get back to you.

Chipnall, Cheswardine, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

I offer Supervision from my private practice based In Nantwich.

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Suzie Hackett
Suzie Hackett