Susan Robertson Counsellor and Supervisor UKCP Registered.
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 Psychotherapist with 18 years of experience in mental health and 16 years of clinical experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist, 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 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. For further information on counselling for young people please visit my adolescence page on my website at: www.herts-counselling.co.uk
I am a fully qualified supervisor and offer supervision for for trainee, qualified counsellors, and counsellors who work with adolescence and young people in a variety of settings.
I believe the relationship you have with your therapist is key to therapeutic healing and I offer an initial consultation to meet so that we can think about what you would like to gain from counselling and if you feel you would like to work with me as well as the best way for you to proceed if you wish to do so. 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. Or send me a message through my website contact page. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.
For further details please check my website at www.herts-counselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist [WPF]
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling [WPF]
Post Graduate Diploma in working withadolescence [WPF London]
Post Graduate Cert in CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [HBPF]
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Adolescence and Young People - CPD
Supervision Training at Diploma Level
CPD - Somatic Trauma Therapy Training [Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre]
Post Graduate accredited course in Supervision
CPD - further training and professional development:
Neuroscience CPD : -
- Understanding brain development and the effect of trauma on the mind.
- Attachment Theory Transformation of Relational Wounds
- Early Bonds Mother and baby relationship
- Attachment and treating self Destructive Behaviors
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
- Career counselling
- 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 attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 standard fee is £50
Adolescence and young people £48
Supervision costs £50 - I offer a reduced fee £45 for one hour session for trainee counsellors or those beginning their private practice.
I welcome any enquiries via email or phone call.
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.
Please check my website for more information at www.herts-counselling.co.uk
As a registered practitioner with UKCP I am bound by their Code of Ethics.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytime & evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a UKCP registered Psychodynamic psychotherspist with 15 years of clinical experience, working with adults in counselling agencies and private practice I also have extensive experience of working with adolescence in a school setting.View supervision profile