My name is Susanne Hart. I am Bristol born and bred, and have lived here most of my life.
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); a leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK, and as such I am required to have regular supervision in order to maintain professional standards of practice. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and I am therefore subject to the BACP complaints procedure.
As well as my private counselling practice, I have also provided counselling services in Bristol for two local charities. I spent almost two years volunteering for The Southmead Project supporting people whose experience of neglect or abuse in childhood has led to drug and alcohol dependency in later life. This was a valuable learning experience for me at a wonderfully supportive organisation. I have continued to support The Southmead Project by helping them organise a conference aimed at the survivors of sexual abuse in September 2014 and with the launch of The Wall of Silence exhibition in January 2016.
In 2011, I set up a service with the WISH for a Brighter Future charity in South Bristol and provided counselling services for survivors of domestic abuse. Unfortunately, this service is no longer available due to changes in local funding priorities.
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling at BCPC (DipHIC)
Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at BCPC
Certificate in Couples Therapy at the Centre for Relational Couples Therapy
Childhood Sexual Abuse, Addiction and Recovery - The Southmead Project
Attachment Theory & Affect Regulation – Dr Gwen Adshead, nscience
The Impact of Trauma - Professor Kim Etherington, Bristol University
Sexual Abuse - Wessex Counselling Service