Susan Gully - Counsellor Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

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About Me

Before becoming a counsellor, I was employed in several different jobs - as a librarian, as a secretary and as a needlewoman with my own craft business. You can see one of my pictures below, and others on the Scrapbook page.

Creativity is still an important element of my life, and I believe that honouring this part of ourselves often plays a key role in healing and personal growth. So I generally keep that in mind in all my counselling work. For those who earn their living in the Arts, emotional and psychological wellbeing is frequently crucial to a sustained career, and here counselling can make a significant difference.

My first encounter with counselling was in 1991, as a client. It was so helpful that I eventually decided to train as a counsellor myself.

About Me. Owl - selim's

Owl (Applique picture, copyright Susan Gully, 1995)


Professional Membership: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Accredited Member since 2009)

  • Online and Telephone Counselling (

  • Level 1 Internal Family Systems (IFS) (, 2019)

  • Diploma in Working with the Spiritual Dimension in Therapy (Network Counselling and Training, 2012)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde, 2007)

  • Certificate in Counselling (Queen's University Belfast, 1997)

    I hold a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

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  • Counselling Experience

    I have worked as a counsellor for a national bereavement charity, for the NHS, for a generic therapy centre, and for a commercial firm engaged in workplace counselling. I am happy to discuss referrals from Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers. Enquiries are welcome, too, from any local firms where employees need counselling support.

    Areas I can often help with

  • Anger-management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Childhood issues
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Family and parenting problems
  • Health issues
  • Relationships, including separation and divorce
  • Relaxation
  • Stress-management
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Work problems
  • Women's issues.

    One client commented,

    "I came to Susan during a very turbulent time and I was seeking a space to be able to express feelings, thoughts and emotions. Through her approach, Susan creates a safe space for this to happen and helped me work through specific issues so I could move forward."

    I am happy to answer any questions about my background and experience, either by phone on +44(0)7581 325846 or email, to [email protected]

  • Damaged

    There's not a single tree in the wood
    that isn't damaged.
    Yet they grow tall and old
    and when at last they fall they are noticed
    not by their malformations
    but by their absence, sudden blue
    astonishments of sky.

    Being is its own achieving.
    The fabric of things
    mends in spans accomplished and the joy
    of particular wounds. Do not ask to be cured
    nor pass your parcel of injuries
    to others. You were damaged, let yourself
    be changed, and grow, and live.

    Donald Adamson

    About Me. Waterfall

    (Top left hand image copyright Selim Alkaner)
    (Portrait image copyright Hannah Mitchell, 2014)
    (Waterfall image copyright Selim Alkaner, 2009)

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