Mrs Susan Richardson

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS13-00558

Location: Consett

I am the lead counsellor at northernlightscounselling which is based in Derwentside in County Durham UK. Originally I trained as a nurse and I have worked in various roles within the NHS over the last 25 years.
I initially qualified as a therapist in 1993 with a counselling qualification and have returned to work in counselling and therapy full time in 2013. I am passionate about my job and I believe that good counselling and therapy can really make a difference in peoples lives.I really enjoy working with my clients and I believe a good counsellor should be able to stand beside you to support and help you through difficult times and challenges.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2016
    Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2015
    Diploma in Mediation Skills and Strategies 2013
    Certified Practitioner in Neuro- Linguistic Programming 2009
    Continuing Education Diploma in Counselling 1993
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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