Suzy Polin - BPC Reg, MBACP - During COVID-19 I can offer sessions online.
Welcome to my profile. Are you worried about the impact of these unprecedented times and how you will manage. During the Coronavirus Pandemic I am offering therapy online, via Zoom or I can also offer telephone sessions if preferred. We are all struggling with a changed world which can be more stressful, frightening and unsettling than previously. If you would like to contact me I can discuss ways in which I can help.
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 15 years as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the NHS and in private practice. I have worked 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. For the past 6 years I have managed and practiced as part of a team of therapists that work within a service offering trauma informed Psychotherapy to Asylum Seekers and Refugees. This service is a partnership between the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation and The British Red Cross
I regularly attend professional workshops, conferences and Lectures as required by the BPC as part of my continuing professional development.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescents and Young Adults
Initially 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 £85 for an assessment session and £65 for sessions on an ongoing basis I wish to provide 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.