We seek therapy when we are in pain. You know something isn't working for you but you may not be able to pinpoint what. You may be facing acute known difficulties such as bereavement, the loss of a job or relationship problems. You may be experiencing familiar distressing situations and begin to wonder why you encounter the same problem over and over again. Or you may find yourself personally limited by anxiety or depression or the ways you find yourself reacting and relating. Life transitions can also be confusing times, as you ask yourself big questions such as: Who am I? What do I want?
Susan Blundell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and an experienced and qualified counsellor, based in Tonbridge, Kent, near Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.
I have fifteen years' qualified experience working with men and women of all ages, background, sexuality and many ethnicities. I have worked in the NHS, hospital and GP surgeries, charity setting and in private practice.
I offer space, time and relationship for you to talk about what concerns you; bringing insight; new perspectives and opportunities for change - with the aim of enabling you to live your life more freely and fully.
My therapeutic approaches are psychoanalytic, psychodynamic. relational and CBT.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP registered supervisor 2018
Member of British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision 2018
Guild of Psychotherapists' Diploma in Psychoanalytic Supervision. 2018
British Psychotherapy Foundation Certificate in Developing Supervision Skills 2015
Registered member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy since 2014
Graduate of the Guild of Psychotherapists' Training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 2014
wpf Post-Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2007
wpf Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2006
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Effect of childhood on the present
Loss health; job; role; status
Life changes and transitions: leaving home; empty nest; mid-life crisis; retirement
Shame and guilt
Concessions offered for
My fee is £55 per session.
I reserve some daytime sessions at a reduced fee for people on low household incomes. Please enquire about availability.
Psychotherapy and counselling sessions are weekly on the same day and same time for 50 minutes.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy sessions are twice or more times weekly.
Weekday and evening appointments available.
I am available as training therapist for psychotherapists, counsellors and clinical psychologists. I am a qualified psychoanalytic and psychodynamic supervisor and offer individual supervision to qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors.
In my work alongside my private practice, I am Head of Counselling at the charity The Counselling Centre in Tunbridge Wells; a BACP accredited community counselling service. I am also a group supervisor there and a trainer on the BACP accredited diploma in psychodynamic counselling.
I am a registered BUPA provider for psychotherapy and counselling.