My Background

About Susan

I am an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I help individuals, couples and families with their emotional health. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist as well as running my own private practice in Norwich.

Susan is a diligent, committed and fully qualified counsellor with a proven ability to provide support and gain an understanding of vulnerable people in times of difficulties. Always acts with integrity whilst respecting privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs. A worthy team player who has displayed outstanding organisational and effective communication skills in previous positions with various services and as a freelance counsellor. 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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