A warm welcome to my page. I am Susan-Marie Meredith, I am a integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with a BA (Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice, Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma, Pet Bereavement Counselling Diploma, Cruse Bereavement trained and have volunteered providing Counselling for Mind Mental Health Charity. I continue to work on up-to-date training for my continued professional development and practice.
Our healing journeys are our own unique paths and can happen with a tailored approach to suit each client, whether that be face to face, online, in the company of animals, out in nature or within groups. I can provide a safe, warm, confidential space for you to explore your circumstances, I will listen with empathy, non-judgement and will be congruent within our therapeutic relationship and work to support you in overcoming the difficulties you are currently experiencing.
You may find you are struggling with anxiety, bipolar, depression, bereavement, stress, relationships, LGBTQ+ related issues and are looking to find some relief, find insights into what may be blocking you towards your health and happiness.
Whatever difficult circumstances you may be facing, going on a therapeutic journey can be a step towards your own empowering journey of self-awareness and transformational changes. Within your journey I can work with you to start to overcome obstacles, explore ways to handle difficult circumstances, increase positive feelings, which can lead you to start to make healthier decisions and work to reach your own goals.
My counselling approach includes person-centred, gestalt, emotion focused therapy and transactional analysis. I work with an open mind and will use the most appropriate approach, tailored to each client with my main focus being on supporting clients in becoming self-empowered thought self-awareness.
I recognise how taking that first step towards therapy can prove a little difficult however, I guarantee that I will allow space for autonomy in a non-judgmental manner. This will allow room for organic growth and a positive therapeutic relationship. If you are interested in working with me, I offer a 15 to 30 minute initial telephone consultation at no cost to you. This will give us both a chance to introduce ourselves, discuss your needs and explore how we can work together. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions in order for you to make a better-informed decision on moving forward.
For details of the Counselling services I provide please see the tab bar at the top of my page, or feel free to send me an enquiry.
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”
Carl R. Rogers