Susan Robertson UKCP Registered, MBACP, FPC Member.
"It's never too late to be who you were meant to be" - George Eliot.
We inevitably face challenges throughout our lives, may be feeling stuck or just not sure about life at the moment. It may be that you are experiencing difficulties within your relationships, feel depressed or anxious, or that you are not getting the most out of your life. Perhaps you have suffered many losses, emotional or physical abuse, neglect, bereavement or trauma. Or you might just be feeling generally anxious and continuously worried most of the time and unsure of the reason why.
As an experienced Psychodynamic counsellor with 13 years of clinical experience I know that these types of problems can lead to a deep sense of unhappiness, often due to the the relationship we have with ourselves and other people. I believe that we hold a lot of emotion in our bodies which often can manifest itself through physical symptoms such as headaches, high blood pressure or general aches and pains. Sometimes our bodies speak our mind and through working with the body over time can reveal hidden trauma or memories we cannot find the word to. As a Yoga teacher I use this technique to help people to re-connect to their bodies as we can become dis-connected.
I offer open ended and short term Counselling. I have helped adults & Adolescence 12 + with depression, anxiety, abuse, loss, low self esteem, family relationship issues, school bullying, self harm, problems with food, angry feelings, bereavement, trauma, & many more.
I offer an initial consultation to meet so that we can think about what you would like to gain from counselling and the best way for you to proceed if you wish to do so. It is also an opportunity to ask questions. If you would like an initial consultation please do contact me leave your name and number and I will return your call as soon as possible. Your call will be kept confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist [WPF]
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling [HBPF] [WPF]
Post Graduate Diploma in working with Adolescents [WPF London]
Post Graduate Cert in CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [HBPF]
CPD ~ Somatic Trauma Therapy Training [Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre]
RTY 200 hour qualification with Yoga London
UKCP and BACP Registered.
Professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and counselling. (FPC)
Experience: As well as working with adults I have 8 years of experience working in a school with Adolescence. I have 11 years of experience working in the voluntary and private sector, open ended, short term and initial assessment for PCT [Primary Care Trust]. EAP Counsellor (employment assistant programmes). I have also trained as a Bereavement counsellor at the Watford Peace Hospice.
My background is in the NHS, having worked in a variety of Mental Health settings promoting emotional well-being.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in depression and Adolescence
Experienced Senior School Counsellor
I am an Employment Assisted Practitioner - experienced in working with a wide variety of personal and work related issues.
Trauma ~ Childhood ~ PTSD
Health & Body concerns
My fee is £48 - 50
If you would like to make an appointment please ring 01923 262431, you may get an answer machine - please leave your name and a time when it will be convenient to contact you.
As a registered practitioner with UKCP; BACP member I am bound by their Code of Ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytime & evening appointments available.