Suzy Carter

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MBACP (Accred) Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor
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Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello ...

... I'm a BACP accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor and saw my first clients back in 2013.  In the intervening years I have worked with people experiencing a very wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, low mood and feelings of sadness, bereavement, low self-esteem, trauma, shame, self-harm, addiction, highly sensitive personalities, relationship and attachment problems, childhood difficulties and abuse.

Specialist training for me has been in working with trauma, bereavement and the use of creative arts in therapy.  As well as seeing people in my own practice, I have worked as a counsellor with a charity supporting frontline workers, a fire fighters charity, a social housing provider, a bereavement counselling charity, a carer's support group, Victim Support, an EAP and a family counselling organisation.

I am currently working online only.  Remote working works very well and means that any restrictions on face-to-face contact or location need never be a bar to therapy.  

You can contact me directly for an appointment and can be reassured of a warm and friendly response.  It's important to find the right counsellor for you so I suggest organising an exploratory conversation initially to help you decide if you would like to work with me.  After that, if we decide to proceed, the next stage is a more formal assessment session.

My clients are of all ages, from 16 years upwards and I would welcome your enquiry, whoever you are and whatever your background.

Anything you say to me will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and respect.

As a humanistic, integrative and pluralistic counsellor, my work is client-led, individually tailored and holistic, incorporating a number of theoretical approaches.

I will work alongside you, creating a safe and confidential therapeutic space based on a compassionate, honest and non-judgemental professional relationship - so you can feel free to explore your concerns and start your process of self-discovery and change with confidence.

Taking the first step into therapy is often the hardest but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me or email me through the form on this website (please check your junk mail box, if you don't see my reply in your inbox!),

Warmest Wishes,


Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice - Relational Change/Miriam Taylor
  • BA(Hons) Humanistic/Integrative Counselling, 1st – Middlesex University/Peter Symonds College
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Alton College
  • Foundations of Analytical Psychology - Society of Analytical Psychologists
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory – Alton College
  • NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills – Alton College
  • NCFE Level 2 Mental Health Awareness – Eastleigh College
  • Certificate: Attachment - Sir Richard Bowlby/HACP
  • Certificate: Emotional Anatomy (trauma) - Tony Buckley
  • Certificate: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - The Rowans Hospice/Phil Russell
  • Certificate: Empathy for Self and Others – Russell Kendell and John Threadgold
  • Certificate: Bereavement and Loss in Adults and Children – The Bereavement Counselling Charity
  • Certificate: Onsite Intervention Work in the Aftermath of a Traumatic Incident - Jonathon Lake
  • Certificate: Mental Health and Safeguarding - Radian
  • Certificate: Emergency First Aid at Work - British Red Cross
  • Certificate:  Level 3 Child Protection Training - NHS
  • Workshop: Working with Sand Trays - The Bereavement Counseling Charity
  • Workshop: Deep Play and Deep Drama - Dr Sue Jennings/HACP

These trainings have included:

  • Trauma therapy
  • Person-Centred therapy
  • Gestalt and existential therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Creative approaches
  • Working with couples and young people
  • Working with addictions
  • Human psychological development

I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also belong to the HACP (Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

As well as seeing clients privately, I have worked as a counsellor for a social housing provider, a carer's support group, a bereavement counselling charity and a family counselling organisation.  These roles often involved working with young people.

My first career was as a clinical physiologist, specialising in cardiology.  I re-trained as a counsellor after raising my three (now adult) children.

I am also a qualified reflexologist and am passionate about holistic practice and the mind-body connection.

I hold a current (2023) enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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
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£65.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£65 per session for individuals

Concessions sometimes available - please ask.

Counselling sessions are 50 min long and usually take place weekly, for a mutually agreed period.

An exploratory conversation will help us decide if we would like to schedule a formal assessment session.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appts: Tues - Thurs: 11.30am - 7pm. Email or WhatsApp me anytime or phone during normal working hours.  I may not answer immediately but do leave a message and I'll reply as soon as I can.

Further information

I undertake regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.

I regularly attend continuing professional development (CPD) conferences, courses and workshops each year, to update and develop my skills.

I have full professional indemnity insurance.

My new consulting room will offer a quiet, comfortable and private environment, with large windows and a leafy outlook - but for now, I'm only working online.

The practice is 10 min by car from Liskeard and Looe in South East Cornwall.  It is easily accessible and there is on-site parking.

Evening appointments are occasionally available.

Duloe, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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