Counselling and therapy My name is Suzanne Oakes and I am a qualified experienced counsellor and an accredited registered member of the BACP, adhering to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice, which ensures that I work safely and ethically with my clients’ best interests always at the heart of my work. Having personally experienced mental health difficulties I feel I have the necessary perspective to help people working through difficult times in their own lives with empathy and compassion.
Contact me for further information about any of the services I offer. Personalised therapy is available over the phone or online or in my Stroud town centre office or in your own home, with weekday, weekend and evening appointments available all over Stroud, Stonehouse and Cirencester, to achieve your individual wellbeing goals.
I have over fifteen years experience working with people who need support with their mental health including anxiety, depression, healthy long term weight loss, lack of confidence, increasing motivation, exposure therapy and counselling.
Experience I am a qualified person centred Counsellor with an Honours degree in Psychology, an experienced NHS Health Trainer with a post graduate qualification in Cognitive Behavioural therapy and I am a Depression and Anxiety Specialist. I have experience providing professional coaching, and have previously worked as a CBT therapist, Counsellor and assistant Psychologist, working with a range of client groups. I always treat clients as individuals and adapt my approach to help an individual successfully achieve their goals.
Health and wellbeing I am also a Health and Wellbeing consultant, providing advice on workplace wellness, providing conference sessions and bespoke wellbeing training, please see the relaxation and mental health training pages for more information.
Emotional Wellbeing Everyone has a time in their life when they struggle, people should get the help and support they need to work through problems and improve their lives. By working on your emotional wellbeing you can build your resilience and reduce your reaction to the stresses of life.
I offer person centred counselling to support individuals and give them the outlet to tell their story, we can then work together to find ways to help reduce the impact traumatic events can have on a person's life.
EMDR therapy is available for trauma and PTSD treatment.
Please click on our Healthy Weight loss page to find out more about how you can change negative unwanted habits and develop new ones that make you feel healthier and happier.