About Susie Layton MBACP, TMCM

About Susie Layton

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A Counsellor and Mediator

I am an experienced Individuals and Couples Therapist, a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a Family Mediator (Trained Member of College of Mediators), registered with FMC (Family Mediation Council) and have worked in Private Practice since 2012.

I have previous experience working in counselling agencies; working with clients presenting with a wide variety of issues in one agency and counselling clients abused and traumatised by domestic violence in another. My work has also included counselling perpetrators of domestic violence.

I have set up and developed a school counselling service in a state secondary school. My years of experience working with 11-18 years olds has given me huge insights into the pain and confusion that adolescents experience when parents separate and families are split up.

During my counselling training, I was a volunteer Samaritan, supporting people experiencing feelings of emotional distress, despair and suicidal ideation. Concurrently, I trained and worked as a Bereavement Counsellor (and later a Clinical Supervisor) for Cruse Bereavement (a nationwide charity).

My interest in couples therapy led me to train as a Family Mediator. Since training, I have worked in a Family Mediation Practice and have now incorporated mediation into my Private Practice.

Reaching an agreement
Mediating

As a mediator I enable you to discuss and then reach a financial settlement and/or agree the arrangements for your children.

My therapeutic experience hugely informs my work as a Family Mediator understanding the psychological processes separating couples are going through

Exploring your difficulties
Counselling

As a counsellor I offer a warm, non-judgemental and empathic space for you to talk about whatever issues are troubling you.

Helping you to develop a greater understanding of who you are and to grow in confidence and to trust in your own sense of what is right for you.

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My training and qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Trained Couples Therapist (The Centre for Psychosexual Health, London)
  • Trained Family Mediator (National Family Mediation, London)
  • Trained Bereavement Counsellor (Cruse Bereavement)
  • Ascentis Award in Clinical Supervision
  • Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator (Align Mediation, Oxford)
  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I abide by their Code of Ethics
  • Member of College of Mediators and working towards accreditation

I am an Integrative Counsellor which means that I am trained in several modalities of counselling including Psychodynamic Theory, Transactional Analysis (TA), Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, Person Centred Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  My training helps me to work in a way that will be tailored to your individual needs.