Who am I; where am I?

Welcome, my name is Susan Collins and I’m enthusiastic about people having a sense of well-being, in fact your well-being is at the heart of our work together. I promise you unconditional acceptance regardless of who you are, where you’re from, or what you believe. I will work hard to understand your feelings and experiences as we work together and to help you feel better.

Qualified with a Degree in Counselling Studies and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer you One - to - One Adult Counselling, either face-to-face or by telephone (please note: I do not offer Couples or Adolescent (under 18's) Counselling)

Whichever you choose you will be offered high standard of care within a confidential, professional relationship where I promise to be non-judgemental, empathic, honest and genuine.

Accessible by car, Peaceful Soul Counselling is centrally located within a network of main roads; including A180, A160, A15 and B1210 (Habrough Road/East Halton Road) and servicing reasonable journey times for clients travelling from the following areas and postcode districts.

(Please always satisfy yourself that your journey time is what you would describe as reasonable and that your journey arrangements are satisfactory for you)

Counselling is...

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a ‘Talking Therapy’ which allows you, in a safe space, to explore and work through issues and experiences which are negatively impacting your ability to move forward healthily with your life.

As Human Beings we have an inner desire to be the best that we can be, striving for acceptance but sometimes we lose our way. This is when Counselling can help.

As we work together our aim will be to set the right conditions in order that you can you once again feel more self-accepting, confident, freer and with a greater sense of overall well-being.

What is Counselling for?

Life is not always a bed of roses and there are times in our lives when our circumstances leave us wondering which way to turn. When something happens suddenly and unexpectedly we can be left doubting our ability to cope.

You might not want your family and friends to know that you feel vulnerable because you feel scared of not being understood and then rejected.

At these times of change it may help to talk to someone who not part of your close family and friends circle, who won’t be affected by your choices but who will accept you exactly as you are.

What do I offer?

I offer One - to - One Adult Counselling either face-to-face or by telephone.                                                                                                  (Please note: I do not offer Couples Counselling or Adolescent (under 18's) Counselling)

My work is open ended which means that you can take as long, or short, a time as you feel you need to reach your goals and your own sense of well-being. I do not limit on the number of sessions that you may have. We continue weekly sessions, either face-to-face or by telephone, until you feel better.

If  you choose face-too-face counselling then you will be welcomed into the comfort of a private, peaceful, ground floor room within my home for weekly 60-minute sessions in which you talk about your worries and concerns.

If you choose counselling by telephone, then I promise to be in the privacy of my Therapy Room, where I will be undisturbed and my end of the conversation will not be overheard. This will maintain my commitment to confidentiality for you.

Whichever you choose, I offer you a high standard of care within a confidential, professional relationship where I promise to be non-judgemental, empathic, honest and genuine.

A few examples of worries and concerns where Counselling can be helpful

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and Panic Attacks
  • Bereavement, Grief and Grieving
  • Sudden Life Changes
  • Unexpected Life Events
  • Redundancy
  • Unemployment
  • Being bullied or you are worried you might be a bully
  • Divorce
  • Lone Parenthood
  • Sexuality
  • Disability or other long-term health issue
  • Caring or Supporting Loved One or Friend through Long-term or Terminal Illness
  • Anger – self management
  • Adult survivors of childhood abuse: sexual, physical, emotional
  • Assertiveness, Self-Confidence, Self-worth and Self Esteem
  • Haunted by memories from childhood
  • Feeling used, abused, bullied and 'put upon'
  • Older Age, Ageing and Retirement
  • Difficulty adjusting to an ‘Empty Nest’
  • Repetitive Dreams
  • Self-Development/Professional Development
  • Spirituality and Beliefs

“There are many other issues which may cause you to feel unhappy and unable to cope but we can work through them together”

If you don't see your issue here, please don't give up; call me and we can discuss it further. Maybe I can help you but if not I'll do my best to try to help you get the type of counselling support you need.

Counselling Room