Susanne Wigram, MBACP (Snr. Accred), UKRCP Reg. Ind. Cllr, BA (Hons), Supervisor
Are you looking for a safe and confidential space where you can talk about yourself, your life, and your relationships, things which may be painful or confusing, causing stress or make you feel anxious, angry or sad? I would like to offer you an opportunity to explore your concerns which you might not want to burden your family or friends with. Or perhaps you find that medication does not address all the underlying issues of your symptoms and you suspect that emotional and mental distress needs more than one approach to healing.
Is counselling for you? Together we will talk about those things that bother you, explore the way you feel and how this affects you, your relationships, and your behaviour. We will gain awareness about how your life experience impacts your relationships and how you manage the difficulties you may be facing. Perhaps you are disappointed with the way life has worked out for you; or you feel hopeless, are grieving, depressed or struggling with general anxiety or panic; you might be fearful of the future or search for new meaning in life. I recognise that therapy can be a painful process, but as we engage in an open dialogue we can explore possibilities that will lead to a more fulfilling life, emotional well-being and increasingly satisfying relationships.
Experience: I am a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am on the register of several Employee Assistance Programmes and private health providers. I have worked in various therapeutic settings including private practice, drug and alcohol intervention, charitable counselling services, in management of a counselling service and in the NHS. I am qualified to offer supervision for counsellors and have a certificate in coaching skills.
Assessment: The initial session provides an opportunity for you to talk about your concerns and experience how I work before you decide whether you feel comfortable meeting with me. It will also help us identify whether counselling is the right way forward. My commitment to you is to provide weekly counselling in a friendly and confidential environment. I offer flexible hours, day time and evenings.
I work one-to-one with adults from age 16 upwards.
Certain counselling styles suit some people more than others. I use an integrative, relational and holistic approach to therapy, drawing from a range of counselling approaches to provide the right support for you. These include CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and Mindfulness if appropriate. Spiritual and faith issues can be included if you so wish.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: I have a degree in Counselling, validated by the University of Middlesex and a post-graduate diploma in Counselling Supervision. I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor.
Venue details: I run a private practice based at Fairfield, where you would come and meet with me. It's only a 3 minute walk from the Metropolitan Line tube station in Northwood Hills. Free parking is available at rear of building. Disabled access.
I offer short term counselling where appropriate, but also mid to longer term, depending on the issues you'd like to explore. Having lived in different cultures, I am interested in and sensitive towards counselling people from varied cultural backgrounds.
Feedback: People I have worked with have reported a growth in self-confidence and self-awareness, relief from depression, anxiety and panic, overcame obstacles preventing reduction of substance misuse, gained a clearer sense of Self, found a way through complex relationships or worked through the paralysing pain of loss and bereavement. 'Counselling is the best thing I've ever done in my life!', someone told me as we ended. A mother gratefully commented, 'You've turned my life around'.
I am trained as a clinical supervisor for counsellors and offer monthly, fortnightly and weekly supervision sessions.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Assessment session £35 (50 min)
Any additional sessions £50 per hour
Some concessions available.
Clinical Supervision for counsellors £50 per hour