About Sue

To feel good in mind and body I believe that both these parts need to be nurtured. Whilst we can take exercise and eat healthily to look after our body, sometimes we neglect our mind and emotions. Therefore, what I hope to provide is time and space for you to explore what is going on for you, both mentally and emotionally. Being able to clarify difficulties and release some of your troubles can help you to feel more at peace.

I believe we all have the ability to develop to our best potential given the right environment. However, sometimes the situation we are in impedes our development and this is where counselling can help. I feel honoured that people trust me to listen to them and, due to my own experiences of being judged, I am very careful to listen in an accepting, non-judgemental manner.

Several of my jobs have involved working with children, which I am passionate about as I feel that so many of the difficulties faced by adults stem from their experiences as a child. If children can be helped to resolve issues or come to terms with traumatic experiences they are more able to develop freely.


Certificate in Counselling Supervision 2013

COSCA Trainer Accreditation (Diploma) 2017

BACP Counsellor Accreditation 2011

Pg Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling 2006

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority 2014

MA(Hons) in Psychology 1987

Professional Membership

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am also an accredited member (counsellor and trainer) of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and abide by the COSCA Code of Practice and Statement of Ethics. In the event of a complaint please use the COSCA Complaints Procedure.


I have attended training in:

Online and Telephone Counselling

Mental Health First Aid

Play Therapy

ASIST Suicide Prevention

Child Protection

Trauma and Vicarious Trauma.

I attend the COSCA annual trainers' conference each year.


I currently work at Persona Development and Training as a trainer on the postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I am the undergraduate Coordinator for the Counselling classes at the University of Aberdeen and work as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer with Rowan Consultancy, alongside my private practice. I have been delivering online training since January 2020.


Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm




£50 for a one hour individual session

I am flexible with my prices so please ask if you have financial difficulties.