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        Qualifications and Training

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Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) 2010

Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD) 2015



Workshops and Publications

Running Groups with Anxious Young People – presented at tenth annual conference for school counsellors in Didcot (2017).

I hate my body! Exploring the impact of body image on young people’s self-esteem – to be presented at eleventh annual conference for school counsellors (2018).

Running Groups with Anxious Young People – article published in March 2018 edition of CYP divisional BACP magazine.


Continued Professional Development

Rational Emotional Behaviour Therapy (REBT ) and

One at a Time Single session therapy training: Professor Windy Dryden 2022

Cross-Cultural Competence training from Nafsiyat (Baffour Senkyere Ababio) 2021

Working with Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Clients: Building a Gender-Affirming Practice (NScience 2021)

Science and Non-Duality: The Wisdom of Trauma

Climate Crisis, Fragmentation and Collective Trauma (hosted by Gabor Mate) 2021

The Lifting Depression Summit (Human Givens) 2021

How do People Heal from Trauma: a weekend retreat with Nina Burrowes 2020

Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork (Tim Foskett) 2019

Insight Therapeutic Development 2016-19:

Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders (Prof. Julia Buckroyd)
The Traumatised Client: Relationships as the source of Hurt and Healing (Judy Yellin)
Working with Anxiety and Adolescents (Dr Ben Weiner)

Working with Shame from an Embodied Relational Perspective (Robert Downes)

Helping Young People Thrive with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Dr Ben Weiner)

Working therapeutically with the Couple Dynamic (Jane Netts)

Nick Luxmoore at King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage 2012-2019:

Working with Anger
Hatred, Self-Harm & Young People
Angels or Demons? A Conference for School Counsellors (2013)
Grow up and Stop Behaving Like a Child! A Conference for School Counsellors (2014)
Blood Brothers & Ugly Sisters. A Conference for School Counsellors (2015)
To Love or To Solve? A Conference for School Counsellors (2016)

Who's In the Room With You? A Conference for School Counsellors (2017)

Daring to Ask, Daring to Know: A Conference for School Counsellors (2018)

What Really Works, and What Doesn't? A Conference for School Counsellors (2019)

Courage in Chaos: How do School Counsellors work when the world turns upside down?  OTSA Annual Counsellors Conference (2020)

In the heat of it: Counsellors working in the heart of an organisation, feeling the heat and facing it anyway: OTSA Annual Counsellors Conference (2021)

The Storm after the Calm: Therapeutically Picking up the Pieces

OTSA Annual Counsellors Conference (2020)


Albany Focus Group 2012-2013:

Emotional Freedom Technique (Keith Pearce)
Being Mindful: An introduction to mindfulness (Hilary Roberts)
Life Narcissim and Death Narcissism in Therapist and Patient (David Morgan)
From Face 2 Facebook: Attachment, Self & Therapy in the iPhone Age (Linda Cundy)
Realising the Full Potential of Dreams in Clinical Practice (Marcus West)

Place2Be Training (2009):

Working with Difference & Diversity
Helping Children Tell Their Stories
Working with Metaphor
Making Endings

Other qualifications:

BSc (Hons) in Genetics (University of Manchester)
Postgraduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology (London Metropolitan University)

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Therapy (BACP), adhering to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2016). I am also a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist.


I hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, and a DBS certificate for working with children and adults.

Susie Ward Adv.Dip.Couns. MBACP (Snr. Accred.)
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor

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