Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Newton Aycliffe

Newton Aycliffe DL5
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Person Centred private therapy in a quiet location in South West Durham area.

I provide therapeutic counselling for a range of issues and presentations utilising the assorted tools I have developed through many years working with a range of clients.

Acknowledging the individuality of each client is paramount. What feels comfortable to one person may fill another with dread. Therefore I maintain a holistic approach and focus on enabling and empowering individuals through a range of talking therapies and use of mediums such as drawings and diagrams as appropriate.

I have worked therapeutically with individuals for over 26 years specialising in work with clients who are recovering from domestic abuse and controlling relationships or have experienced sexual violence including childhood abuse. Many of my clients have long term trauma symptoms as a result of their experiences and most have numerous traumatic memories.

Sessions take place in a private therapy room located in a tranquil garden overlooking fields. Specifically designed to create a safe, relaxing and confidential environment, client feedback has been positive.

All counselling work undertaken subject to acceptance at initial assessment.

Outreach available in some circumstances. Telephone counselling on request.

Session fees £50 per session, inclusive of all preparation work and interim support call when necessary.

Concessionary rate of £30 per session for counselling students requiring personal therapy as part of their training.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

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