Dr Mareike Suesse, MA(Cantab), PGDip, MSc, D.Clin.Psych
How can therapy help?
If you are reading this, you might be looking for a way through a specific problem, or you might be feeling a bit stuck, or not quite 'like yourself'. You might feel that things could be better in your own life.
Or you might wish to feel more in love and connected in your relationship with your partner.
What do I offer?
I offer evidence-based, personalised individual and couples therapy for adults in all life stages. I have seen people of all ages make wonderful changes and I'd love for you to make that happen in your life.
As a clinical psychologist trained to doctoral level, I am confident in using a wide range of therapies. Therefore, I am up to date and experienced in lots of different ways of working. However, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable!
What can you expect in your first session?
For this reason, in our first meeting, I will help you (or you and your partner) explore what you'd like to get out of our sessions, and decide together what approach will work best for you. If you are taking the step of considering therapy, it's important that you get on with your therapist. It's natural to wish to meet a few different therapists to find someone who suits you. Therefore, I offer the first session at a reduced rate of £55 to give you a chance to get to know me and my way of working.
What are my areas of expertise?
I have two main specialties:
1) Couples therapy
- Working with couples in distress:
I know it hurts to feel disconnected from your partner. My couple's work is focused on reconnecting couples and rekindling that "in love" feeling we all miss when things are not going so well.
I use an approach called "Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy". I am registered with the International Centre for Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy and feel passionately about helping couples reconnect. During the sessions, I help couples recognise the patterns that keep you fighting or distant, and re-creating that warmth and closeness that used to be there. Unlike many other couples therapies, this approach has been shown to be effective in multiple research studies.
This therapy is all about connection, and works with couples of any sexual orientation / gender identity and at any life stage. It's never too early - or late - to foster a strong, lasting connection!
Couples sessions last 90 minutes. We can meet at my consulting rooms in North London or, if preferred, we can discuss home visit options.
2) Working with individuals
In my one-to-one work, I focus completely on you as a person to help you get back in touch with how you would like your life to be. But we also consider the context of your life - I am aware that we don't live in a vacuum! As a psychologist in the NHS, I am experienced in working with distress arising from a wide range of issues, such as:
. Anxiety and stress
. Including stress arising from having a caring role for someone else
. Feeling down
. Feeling up and down
. Relationships and friendships
. Feeling stuck
. Life transitions, e.g. retirement, marriage, divorce, bereavement
. Feeling that you can't cope
. And many others.
But I don't believe people fall into neat categories. So even if you are experiencing a non-specific sense that "surely there could be more to life", why don't you get in touch and we can explore what this could look like.
Individual sessions last 50 minutes. We can meet at my consulting rooms in North London or, if preferred, we can discuss home visit options.
I have provided independent psychological advice for local news, and have received coverage for our successful treatment of nearly forty people with phobia in a clinical trial.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the HCPC regulator and also work in the NHS as a clinical psychologist.
Main models of work:
I work in an integrative way, because I believe your experience is unique and requires its own unique formulation and approach. However, my work is based on a range of established theories, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic, emotionally focused therapy, psychodynamic.
My academic qualifications:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych): University of Oxford.
Masters in Clinical Forensic Psychology (MSc): King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry.
Graduate Dioloma in Psychology: University of East London.
Undergraduate MA(Cantab) in Natural Sciences, specialising in Experimental Psychology and History and Ethics of Medicine: University of Cambridge.
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Intensive Interaction
- I regularly attend conferences and receive supervision to ensure you are receiving the most up to date, effective and safe treatment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
£85 individual sessions (50 mins)
£120 couples sessions (90 mins)
I don't believe money should be a barrier to well-being. I therefore offer a small number of lower cost slots to individuals and couples in distress with low incomes - please contact me if you believe this describes you.
Please contact me for informal enquiries or to arrange a taster session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Usually evenings and weekends
Types of client