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Susanna Pearson, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Qualified with a Masters in Counselling in 2008, I am a registered BACP counsellor / therapist, and have gained many years of experience working in various settings including large corporations, private medical practice and in the voluntary sector. I currently work through my own practice, 'Silver linings Counselling, based in Ripon, North Yorkshire. I am able to offer counselling and more structured career and executive coaching, and have worked with clients from over 30 countries and am sensitive and respectful of diversity and cross cultural issues.
My approach is warm and supportive, and I take a client-centred (person centred) approach and aim to provide a safe and inspirational space for clients to explore the challenges they are facing in life, without judgment. I ensure that every client feels respected, valued and treated as an individual. I avoid 'labels' and focus on alleviating symptoms to help people create a happier life. I have expertise in CBT ( Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), but use a range of approaches and techniques, depending on the issues clients are facing.
I see adult clients face-to-face locally and also offer online support through ZOOM video or telephone according to clients preferences. I work with people across the globe and in the U.K. I look forward to hearing from you, and seeing how I might help.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #376343


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susanna Pearson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Susie has been an incredible therapist. She has helped me so much with everything. She has guided me to see things from different perspectives and how to look at the situations I can control, rather than what I cannot. I would 10/10 recommend her expertise to anyone

Written on Jun 07, 2024 after therapy with Susanna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Susie is amazing! Really helping me, thank you!

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Susanna for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very warm and welcoming. Susanna is very easy to open up to. Nullifies all my excessive worrying which is always helpful. Overall, a great listener and provides great advice and strategies to help manage my issues.

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Susanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Susanna has tied together many threads I was too blinkered to see, and done so with compassion and kindness. I couldn’t recommend her more highly, though I shouldn’t if I want some slots to remain open.

Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Susanna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Talking to Susie made me feel hopeful for the first time in many months.

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Susanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Susanna and I have only had a few sessions so far but I am so happy we were connected. I've never clicked with a therapist before and generally my experience in the past has been the listen, nod and 'how did that make you feel' type therapy which does nothing for my chatty personality. Susanna discusses my issues, is flexible with my freelance schedule, offers advice or insight, makes me feel validated and we chat throughout. She makes me feel comfortable, is unjudgemental, professional and seems genuinely interested. I'm ready to unlock what is holding me back and I'm already starting to see improvements. A safe kind space for me to offload so I can be the best version of myself around everyone I love

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Susanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd