My Background

About Susan

Life is a constant flow of connection and disconnection, and suffering occurs when we fall out of contact with ourselves and others.

I am an accredited and registered BACP Integrative Counsellor who is a diligent and committed therapist with a proven ability to provide support and an in depth understanding of vulnerable people in times of difficulties that they may face in life. I always act with integrity whilst also respecting privacy, dignity, needs, and beliefs

I am a worthy team player who has displayed outstanding organisational and effective communication skills in my previous positions with various services including mental health, and as a freelance counsellor whilst also working alongside mutlti disciplinary teams .

More recently I have been working with Wellbeing companies who offer an EAP service to their employees for emotional and wellbeing support.

I believe the aim of counselling is to bring insight and perspective by helping clients to explore the causes of their difficulties and to offer support through the process of change that follows.

I continue to work towards improving my skills and knowledge through supervision and training embracing new approaches in therapy and any changes in the law. I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework and fully aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the necessary boundaries set by legislation, policies and procedures

Training, Qualifications & Experience

BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, BACP Accreditation, Child Psychology Diploma. I am also qualified in 'Train the Trainer' in the context of IBA (Alcohol) commissioned by the East of England Public Health Directorate.

I Hold certificates in - Life Coaching Skills & Theory, Telephone and Online Counselling, Health and Social care, and Social work.

In the past I have worked with the local community mental health teams in Essex (CMHT), West Essex Mind (IAPT Program, Improving Access to Psychological Treatment), Child Protection, Social services, and the court process in Harlow and Chelmsford. I have also worked as a children's play therapist in a primary school setting, and as a Bereavement Counsellor for a major London hospice.


My Background

I hold certificates in the following fields and I have attended many varied training courses over the years:

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
  • BACP Accreditation
  • CBT for Low Self Esteem workshops with Tim Le Bon (cert)
  • Life Coaching Skills and Theory (cert)
  • Telephone and online counselling (certs)
  • Stoicism workshop
  • CBT for The Workplace
  • Health and Social Care and Social Work (certs)
  • Training the trainer in the context of IBA (Alcohol) Certification
  • Drugs and Alcohol awareness training (cert)
  • Safer injecting (cert)
  • Bereavement loss and Grief training (cert)
  • Nelson's Journey child bereavement charity in Norfolk - professional bereavement workshop (cert)
  • Child Psychology Diploma
  • Attachment theory and proactive (cert)
  • Working with difference and diversity (cert)
  • Working with Metaphor (cert)
  • Helping children tell their stories
  • Making endings with children
  • The Linden Method training

If you would like to ask about booking a session, or would like to enquire about a service you don't see listed, feel free to get in touch by calling us on 07720 251488.

Please feel free to call, and discuss, any issues you feel are holding you back and stopping you from leading a more authentic life. Therapy could be the pathway to a new beginning of understanding how to deal with living life on lifes terms.

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