About me

Suzanne Wood-Simmons Counsellor MBACP

My name is Suzanne Wood-Simmons. I provide counselling for many reasons including: 

  • depression,
  • anxiety, 
  • bereavement, 
  • family problems, 
  • relationship difficulties, 
  • debt, 
  • homelessness,
  • employment issues, 
  • dyspraxia,
  • child abuse,
  • domestic violence, 
  • power exchange (BDSM), 
  • abortion, 
  • immigration, 
  • learning disabilities, to name but a few.
I am based in Stourbridge in the West Midlands.  Counselling sessions take place in a comfortable, welcoming, uninterrupted premises. 

I have worked and lived in a variety of places around the West Midlands and have gained valuable insight and experience of society, cultures and people, this has enabled me to work confidently and sensitively with a wide array of people from many walks of life. My entire working career has been person focused and I pride myself on being approachable and down-to-earth.

My Experience

I continue to have an interest in helping and supporting people. 

I am passionate about mental health having worked in the sector for over 10 years. Supporting service users (and their families) with:

  • complex mental health issues, 
  • dual diagnoses, 
  • learning difficulties, 
  • forensic backgrounds. 

In addition to my private practice, I continue to work in a voluntary capacity for two Mental Health Charities.   I have also held the role of Resettlement Coordinator for a mental health housing assistance programme supporting people in to and within employment and education.

My Qualifications

In addition to a BA (Hons) degree I also have the following qualifications: 

  • Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

I also hold certificates in: 
  • Communicating With Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness 
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Sensory Processing Training
  • Sex Offender Awareness
  • Substance Misuse
  • Youth Work Practice 
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