Susan Burns

Susan Burns

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Grimsargh

Grimsargh PR2
Sessions from £35.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office


Not available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified Counsellor with over 21 years of experience working in the NHS. I am an Accredited & Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a Counsellor and Supervisor I feel I have a sound knowledge and understanding of the person-centred approach and I constantly explore this process working with clients face-to-face and as a Mentor with trainee counsellors in an NHS setting.

Counselling is an interaction between a counsellor and client in a professional setting, offering a genuine non-judgemental environment. This helps the client the space to openly talk about their feelings and emotions, which helps them explore their emotional, mental and physical distress. The counsellor does not give advice and counselling will not change what has happened to you; but may help you live more easily with the situation. Counselling helps you to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view point.

I work with clients who are aged sixteen and over with a range of different issues which include bereavement, loss, stress, relationship (not couple counselling), anxiety and depression. I currently hold a qualification in Counselling for Depression.

Within my work as a Counsellor and Supervisor the importance of the relationship is at the fore front of my work and I aim to see the 'real' person behind any disability or issue. My Counselling and Supervision Practice includes working with individuals and supervisees'.

Practice description

I work at the Alderbank Clinic on Wednesday from 10.00am - 5.30 p.m. and Friday 9.00 a.m.- 2.30 p.m.

I offer a confidential and safe environment.

My first session

During your first counselling session we will discuss what your needs are for counselling.  In some instances, couselling may even beging during our first session.

If you would like to continue with counselling after our first session, we will disscuss a counselling contract and explore confidentiality within that contract.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken