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About me

Hello, my name is Tess. I am a qualified counsellor offering individual therapy sessions, in person, online and by phone. I run a small private practice based near Machynlleth and in Newtown. I offer sessions in English or Cymraeg.

Dwi'n credu bod hi'n bwysig mewn therapi i gael yr opsiwn o fynegi eich emosiynau a'ch teimladau yn eich iaith gyntaf.

Most people come to counselling to look at difficulties in their lives, I aim to be there alongside you, to support you through your suffering, creating the space where new understanding and meaning may emerge.

I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental and if needed, a challenging space for people to explore their experience of the world.

I work in an integrative way, combining understanding and knowledge from Western models of psychotherapy with Buddhist psychology and ancient wisdom.

I have experience in working with grief, loss, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bullying, stress, addiction, trauma and relationship issues.

I have been a mindfulness and meditation practitioner for many years and this undoubtedly informs my approach to therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) working towards accreditation. I work according to their ethical code.

My main training is in the Other-Centred approach to psychotherapy, which puts emphasis on mindful engagement with others and the world. I have experience in working for a national bereavement charity as well as with young people (16-25 year olds) in an educational setting.

I have a Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Other Centred Counselling with The Tariki Trust.

Continued professional development is an essential part of any therapists' practice. I continue to learn and gain insight through training courses, workshops and personal study. Please see my website for more information.

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £40 per session, sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes. I offer a 6 session block for £200 if booked in advance.  

I also have some sessions available at a reduced rate for those on a low income, or to counselling students. Please contact me for more information.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me to discuss further if you require an evening session. 

Further information

I am currently available on a Tuesday near Machynlleth and in Newtown on a Thursday.

Montgomery County Recreation Association
Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

Machynlleth
Powys
SY20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Languages offered

Welsh

Online platforms

Zoom
Tess Sutton (MBACP) Counselling - Mindfulness - Grief Work

Tess Sutton (MBACP) Counselling - Mindfulness - Grief Work