Susan Doherty

Susan Doherty

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07985 119675

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Therapist - Chester

Chester CH1
07985 119675
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available


Available on line via zoom

About me and my therapy practice

 I am curently offering online counselling via zoom or telephone,  until I resume face to face counsellng in Chester city centre once we emerge from the Covid 19 pandemic.

I work in an integrative manner, tailoring counselling to each individual.  I utilise approaches from, amongst others, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) , solution focused therapy and psychoeducation, grounded in the values of person-centred counselling . 

I am a BACP accredited counsellor with 25 years' experience, ranging from the fields of education, health  (NHS) and occupational health (employee assistance).

 I have RELATE couples counselling training.  I am registered with BUPA as a provider of therapy and WPA and WPA Protocol as a Provider.

In addition, I offer counselling supervision to qualified and trainee practitioners.

My first session

Clients may come to counselling for the first time feeling anxious and unsure what to expect.  It is important then at the first session, for me to explain to a client what counselling is and how I see it progressing.  I would therefore explain that the first session is a taster session, both for me, the therapist, and the client, so that both parties can get an idea whether there is a good fit and that the relationship is likely to work or not.  The client can get a feel of what counselling is and can decide if  my way of working is what he or she is looking for at this time . S/he can take the opportunity of asking specific questions  or  requesting a particular focus.

At the end of the first session, the client may decide to continue by making a further appointment or s/he may wish to spend some time reflecting on the session before deciding to embark on counselling.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work