The Relationship Room

Susan ross counsellor
About Susan Ross

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am also a member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre (BEFT) and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

I originally trained as an integrative therapist but have subsequently undertaken specific additional training to work therapeutically with couples in emotionally focused couples therapy (EFT Externship and Additional Training Certifications).

Before retraining as a therapeutic counsellor, I worked within the financial services industry with different client groups and large international corporates. I then moved on to work in the charity sector in the UK, and have worked in the NHS Putneymead Group Medical Practice, ASCA (Addiction Support and Care Agency) and Sutton Women’s Centre.

I have become increasingly aware of how our identities and sense of self are so strongly interconnected with our role in the workplace. I am especially interested in the dynamics of the work/life balance for both individuals and couples. I believe that the workplace since the advent of Covid-19 has dramatically changed and this offers challenges but also a unique opportunity to create positive developmental change. My aim is to support you in this process.

I draw on different types of therapies to work with you in an open and collaborative relationship. I look at your early attachment history, how you formed your sense of self and how you relate to others. I then draw upon attachment and relational theory together with mindfulness techniques and coping strategies to support you to work through those aspects of your life, both personal and professional, and to enable you to create positive change.


Qualifications

Qualifications: BA (Hons), Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Certificates in working with Depression, Anger management, Motivational Interviewing Training, Life Coaching, Mindfulness practice, Externship plus core skills training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Couples Dynamics.

Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP(Accred), International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre (BEFT).