Pentred TherapyBACP Accredited Counsellor
Duloe near Liskeard and Looe


  • EMDR training, parts 1 and 2 - Ines Santos
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice (level 7) - Relational Change/Miriam Taylor
  • BA(Hons) Humanistic/Integrative Counselling, 1st (level 6) – Middlesex University/Peter Symonds College
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (level 5) – Alton College
  • Foundations of Analytical Psychology - Society of Analytical Psychologists
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory – Alton College
  • NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills – Alton College
  • NCFE Level 2 Mental Health Awareness – Eastleigh College
  • NCFE Level 1 Introduction to Counselling Skills - Alton College

  • These qualifications have included training in:

  • Trauma therapy
  • Attachment theory
  • Person-Centred therapy
  • Gestalt and existential therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Creative approaches
  • Working with couples and young people
  • Working with addictions
  • Human psychological development

  • Professional Development

  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Christiane Sanderson
  • Attachment Theory - Victoria Settle
  • Working Therapeutically with Self-injury and Self harm - Dr Andrew Reeves
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder - Dr Nicole Schnackenberg
  • Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment - Janina Fisher
  • Anxiety: Attachment, Neuroscience and the Body - Victoria Settle et al
  • PG Dip extension: Trauma, Oppression and the Body - Miriam Taylor
  • Love in Psychotherapy - Prof Divine Charura et al
  • Prescribed Drug Dependence - Prof Rosemary Risq
  • Narcissism and Working with the Children of Narcissists - Prof Julia Buckroyd
  • Single Session Therapy - Windy Dryden
  • Perspectives on Bereavement and Grief - Dr Erin Hope et al
  • Client assessment and Initial Consultation - Basingstoke Counselling Service
  • Playfulness in Psychotherapy - Graham Music
  • Disordered Eating or Eating Disorders: Communication, Disconnection and Food - Prof Julia Buckroyd et al
  • Health Anxiety - Dr Laurence Church
  • Male Mental Health, Risk and Counselling - Dr Andrew Reeves
  • Body Image: Skin, Identity and the Gaze in Psychotherapy - Dr Nicole Schnackenberg and Jeff Lane
  • Suicide: Myth, Meaning and Management - Dr Paul Watten
  • Family Therapy within the context of Domestic Violence - Family Counselling Trust (Hampshire)
  • Safeguarding Children, level 3 - The National Skills Academy
  • Family Therapy and Family Dynamics - Graham Shavick
  • Music and Movement in Therapy - UCL
  • Working Online - OU/BACP
  • Motherhood and Mental Illness - Dr Emma Haynes
  • Eating Disorders - Rochelle Craig
  • Existential Therapy and the Art of Living - Prof Emmy van Deurzen
  • Attachment Theory as a Paradigm for Psychological Therapies - Dr Gwen Adshead
  • Self-Harm, Self-Care and the Way Between - Dr Maggie Turp
  • Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment - Dr Janina Fisher
  • Substance Misuse as a Secondary Problem - Alison Hunt
  • The Rewind Technique - Tom Buckland
  • Biodynamic Body Psychotherapy/Beyond the Defence Mechanism - Gillie Gilbert/Michelle Quoilin
  • Attachment - Sir Richard Bowlby/HACP
  • Emotional Anatomy (trauma) - Tony Buckley/The Bereavement Counselling Charity
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - The Rowans Hospice/Phil Russell
  • Empathy for Self and Others: an introduction to focusing – Russell Kendell and John Threadgold
  • Bereavement and Loss in Adults and Children – The Bereavement Counselling Charity
  • Onsite Intervention Work in the Aftermath of a Traumatic Incident - Jonathon Lake
  • Mental Health and Safeguarding - Radian
  • Emergency First Aid at Work - British Red Cross
  • Level 3 Child Protection Training - The Skills Platform
  • Working with Sand Trays - The Bereavement Counselling Charity
  • Deep Play and Deep Drama - Dr Sue Jennings/HACP

  • Experience

    I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and also belong to the HACP (Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Further training each year is mandatory, in order to maintain these professional registrations. All members have undertaken recognised and rigorous training, work to a strict code of practice and ethics and are fully insured to practice.

    I saw my first counselling clients back in 2013 and now have my own private practice.

    I have also worked with Frontline-19, providing psychological support and therapy for medical staff and paramedics; an employee assistance programme (EAP); Victim Support; The Firefighters Charity; The Bereavement Counselling Charity; The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire, providing emotional support for carers; The Family Counselling Trust in Hampshire; and a tenant's counselling service administered by Radian (a social housing provider) - this work was often with young people from disruptive backgrounds, establishing themselves in their first homes and jobs.

    My first career was as a clinical physiologist, specialising in cardiology. I re-trained as a counsellor after raising my family.

    Although no longer practicing as such, I am also a qualified reflexologist, with a diploma in reflexology with anatomy and physiology. I am therefore passionate about holistic practice and the mind-body connection.


    'Suzy - your smile is genuine and so are you. You have a rare quality of portraying serenity and calm, within your client work.'

    'The sessions with you have made such a difference to me. I think back to when I first met you and how I was feeling then, compared to how I am feeling now - they are poles apart.'

    'My grief has been shared and my mind has been opened.'

    'Thank you so much for all your help, advice and support. I really don't know where I would be, if I didn't make the decision to seek help from you. It's been a journey, to be sure but you have helped me to give me the tools I need to develop my confidence and now lead a happy life. I recognise that I have come a long way. I am embracing my life now.'

    'You have helped me through the most difficult period of my life. I feel I am moving forward again. Thank you so much.'

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    Suzy Carter - Psychotherapeutic counsellor also providing counselling to residents of Pelynt, Polperro and Fowey, Lerryn, Lostwithiel and Bodmin, Callington, Saltash, St Germans, Torpoint, Plymouth and Tavistock and all surrounding areas of East Cornwall and South West Devon

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