Susan Aston

Susan Aston


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07312088189

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Therapist - Barnstaple

Barnstaple EX31
07312088189
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits

Availability

My availability is Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm

Friday 1.30 pm to 9pm

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Susan, a qualified counsellor and member of the Bacp and adhere to their Ethical Framework. My core approach to counselling is Person Centred - integrating other modalities as appropriate - with you at the heart of our sessions together.

As well as being a member of the Bacp, I am registered with the ICO for Data Protection, am fully insured, DBS checked and hold a Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling.

My background is in care, both as a professional care worker and a family carer. I have over twenty years experience with Autism and volunteered with Families in Grief, a North Devon charity, that support families that have experienced the death of someone close to them. My professional interest also includes how our childhood experiences affect us throughout our lives and counselling for older adults.


Practice description

Sometimes we can feel unsure, confused, overwhelmed, helpless, hopeless, lost. We want something better, a sense of peace, safety, harmony, clarity, warmth, joy, fun, positivity, triumph, curiosity and happiness. Positive feelings can be elusive, we want to disappear, when all we really want is to be found. 

I would like to walk alongside you, to share your journey, to acknowledge your pain and hurt, your grief and sorrow, your stress and anxiety. Together we can share the burden, to find some respite, a time to reflect and explore, be curious of self, in an environment of safety and non-judgement.

Make choices for yourself that are based on self- love, not self- survival, counselling can help to shed a light of insight and understanding into the past and present, to help inform and guide a pathway into the possibility of future self-enhancement, self-worth and self-care. 

At some point in our lives most of us experience times of challenge, adjustment, loss and uncertainty. Reaching out for counselling can be the hardest step, maybe the most courageous step you may undertake, you are not alone.

My first session

The relationship with a counsellor is personal and individual for all of us. I offer a free 45 minute, no obligation, telephone consultation at a mutually agreeable time, so we can explore between us if you feel that counselling is right for you and assess our suitability to work together. 

Sessions can be face to face, online or telephone.

My fees are £45 per hour, your appointment will be provisionally booked and confirmed on receipt of payment. Cancellations before 48 hours can be rolled on to the next appointment or refunded. Cancellations less than 48 hours will not be refunded except in extreme situations.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX4
07312 088189
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Available for home visits

Availability

My availability is 

Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm

Friday 1.30 pm to 9pm

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Susan, a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. My core approach to counselling is person centred - integrating other modalities as appropriate - with you at the heart of our sessions together.

As well as being a member of the BACP, I am registered with the ICO for Data Protection, am fully insured, DBS checked and hold a certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling.

My background is in care, both as a professional care worker and a family carer. I have over twenty years experience with autism and volunteered with Families in Grief, a charity that supports families that have experienced the death of someone close to them. My professional interest also includes how our childhood experiences affect us throughout our lives and counselling for older adults. 

My therapy room in Exeter has been especially chosen for its calm, quiet atmosphere, is spacious and is well suited to people on the autistic spectrum or those who would particularly welcome, a peaceful space in which to explore their issues.

Practice description

Sometimes we can feel unsure, confused, overwhelmed, helpless, hopeless, lost. We want something better, a sense of peace, safety, harmony, clarity, warmth, joy, fun, positivity, triumph, curiosity and happiness. Positive feelings can be elusive, we want to disappear, when all we really want is to be found.

I would like to walk alongside you, to share your journey, to acknowledge your pain and hurt, your grief and sorrow, your stress and anxiety. Together we can share the burden, to find some respite, a time to reflect and explore, be curious of self, in an environment of safety and non-judgement.

Make choices for yourself that are based on self-love, not self-survival, counselling can help to shed a light of insight and understanding into the past and present, to help inform and guide a pathway into the possibility of future self-enhancement and self-care.

At some point in our lives most of us experience times of challenge, adjustment, loss and uncertainty. Reaching out for counselling can be the hardest step, maybe the most courageous step you may undertake, you are not alone.

My first session

The relationship with a counsellor is personal and individual for all of us. I offer a free 45 minute, no obligation, telephone consultation at a mutually agreeable time, so that we can explore between us if you feel counselling is right for you and assess our suitability to work together.

Sessions can be face to face, online or telephone.

My fees are £45 per hour, your appointment will be provisionally booked and confirmed on receipt of payment. Cancellations before 48 hours can be rolled on to the next appointment or refunded. Cancellations less than 48 hours will not be refunded except in extreme situations.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited