Hello, I am Sue Gibbons, a chartered clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the UK and internationally. I am based in Stoke Newington, London N16.
I offer talking therapy and psychological support to adults, individuals, couples and families.
Many people are helped by talking therapy. it can help us to get through a difficult time, to adjust to change, or to finally address that issue that has been nagging at us for some time.
I offer therapy for a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement, long term health conditions, adjustment issues, gender issues, sexuality, and self esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training as a clinical psychologist at the University of East London in 1994. This was a three year doctorate programme integrating theory and practice.
In 1999 I completed a two year diploma in systemic psychotherapy with KCC (Kensington Consultation Centre). Systemic therapy developed out of family therapy, through recognition that none of us functions in isolation, but in relation to others. Systemic therapy looks at the person and their difficulties within their context, this may be their family, community, workplace, place of worship or any other context relevant to the individual.
In 2012 and 2014 respectively I completed EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) parts one and two. EMDR is an extensively researched and proven effective treatment for trauma. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE - England and Wales) recommends EMDR for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, EMDR therapy has also been found to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of symptoms and conditions beyond PTSD. EMDR is particularly effective in shifting traumatic memories or experiences, which may play a part in maintaining depression or anxiety.
In 2015 I completed the Level 1 training in narrative therapy with the Institute of Narrative Therapy. Narrative therapy seeks to enable us to be the author of our own life story. In this approach the therapist and client pay particular attention to the narratives or stories we tell ourselves about who we are and where our lives are headed. Narrative therapy seeks to strengthen our abilities to overcome adversity, and to dissolve problem saturated stories or beliefs about ourselves.
I have experience of working in a range of settings, and with a wide variety of client groups in the NHS and privately, in the UK and internationally.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Fees for individuals are £65 per 50 minute sessions.
For couple and family work fees please contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursday and Friday mornings