Suzy Polin - BPC Reg, MBACP
West Hill House
6 Swains Lane
Welcome to my profile. I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. Sometimes painful events in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future may mean you cannot enjoy life or achieve your aims. Sometimes our feelings become so unmanageable we don't know where to turn. Sometimes we feel something is wrong and we don't know the words for what it is.
People come to me with a very wide range of issues, in particular: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, parenting/childcare concerns, work-related difficulties, stress and concerns about weight, drugs or alcohol.
Whatever difficulties you may have, I provide a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings and concerns and will listen to them in a supportive and non-judgemental way. Together we can start to understand the source of your underlying feelings and enable you to see how past experience and current behaviour may be linked. This can lead to greater self-awareness and insight and start to facilitate your own resources for change and resolution of difficulties.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can seem a difficult first step especially if you've never had it before. If you would like to see if it is right for you we can meet for an initial session and decide together the best way forward
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I am registered with The BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), a member of The BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a member of The Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. Being members of these professional bodies means I adhere to their code of ethics and practice.
I qualified as a Psychotherapist at The Tavistock Clinic and have a Post Graduate Qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked for the last 12 years as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the NHS and in private practice. In addition, I work at a Local Authority Young People's Consultation Service and in an inner London Secondary School providing therapy to Adolescents and Young Adults from 14 to 24 years.
I regularly attend professional workshops, conferences and Lectures as required by the BPC as part of my continuing professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescents and Young Adults
Intially I offer a consultation, lasting up to 75 mins, to discuss your needs and what you can expect. This gives you a chance to meet me and decide whether Therapy/counselling is appropriate for you. If we decided to continue, we can agree to meet at a regular time each week for 50 minutes.
I charge £65 for an assessment session and between £45 - £65 for sessions on an ongoing basis I wish to provide a therapy for those that need it and therefore offer some concessions if you feel you cannot pay the full amount. This can be discussed at the first appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available early morning appointments, day-time, as well as early and late evening.