Susan Freedman , Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred).
At different times in our lives, we can experience emotional difficulties and challenges, and whilst sometimes we can cope with them without help, sometimes the support of a professional may be beneficial, especially if these feelings are interfering with day to day life.
I have found counselling and psychotherapy to be helpful with many issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, feeling sad, anger, abuse, low self esteem, stress, work related issues, feelings of worthlessness or unresolved conflicts.
As an experienced counsellor/therapist, I offer a space where we can explore together your feelings and difficulties in a confidential environment where you will not be judged. We may also explore past experiences as these may be linked to current difficulties. Although my core training was psychodynamic I will often incorporate some aspects of person-centred, solution focussed, or CBT theory into my practice.
If you are looking for therapeutic help or are unsure whether it is for you, I hope that you will allow yourself to contact me. Initially I will offer you an assessment where we can think about your difficulties, and decide together whether counselling/psychotherapy is appropriate for you at this time.
I have extensive experience counselling at a Hospice and at a Cancer Support Charity, a GP surgery, and in my Private Practice. I have worked with many issues including: abuse, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cancer and other chronic and life threatening illnesses, child related issues, depression, low self esteem, loss, relationship and family issues, stress, trauma, work related issues. I have worked with individuals of all ages and from many different cultural and social backgrounds.
I offer both long term and short term therapy.
I am a recognized Healthcare Provider with Aviva Health, BUPA, Nuffield Health, Cigna Healthcare, PruHealth and WPA.
My private practice is conducted from consulting rooms at Bushey Therapy Centre, 85 Melbourne Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3LZ and is accessible by car (parking available) or by public transport from London, Watford, Stanmore, Edgware, Elstree, Borehamwood, Oxhey, Shenley, St Albans, Pinner and Hertfordshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
- Counselling for Depression (CfD) Counsellor
- University of Hertfordshire Diploma in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
- Cancer Support Certificate
- BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
- I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and adhere to the strict ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- As well as Private Practice, I have extensive experience of counselling for a bereavement service, cancer support charity, a GP practice and in a Primary School.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cancer and chronic and life-threatening illnesses
£60 - £65 a session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and early evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|