Meryl Suissa

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MBACP (reg. Member)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Reading RG1 & Oxford OX4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Everyone goes through times that can feel overwhelming and very distressing. You may find yourself stuck in negative and destructive patterns - in those moments, I truly believe that therapy can truly save your life.

Therapy can also be a safe and exciting space for you to gain a better understanding of yourself and explore deeper issues that might have been lingering for a while.

I am a friendly, down-to-earth, professional, experienced and ethical integrative psychotherapist who offers short-term as well as long term therapy.

The integrative approach draws from a wide number of theoretical and clinical ideas ranging from psychodynamic, existential, humanistic and cognitive theories. This practice enables me to be more flexible and really explore what would suit your individual needs.

I offer a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space to explore what your difficulties are in a way that works for you.

Couples and close relationships therapy

After running successful practices with individuals of all ages and backgrounds for the last decade I have now completed a postgraduate program in Couples and close relationships therapy at the Gestalt Centre in London. 

I truly understand how complex and painful relationship problems can be and want to offer a supportive and open space for you to talk to each other and find ways to rebuild connection. Couples and relationships (e.g. siblings, friends, work colleagues, parent and child) may seek therapy for specific reasons like frustrating and persistent arguments, feeling insecure in their relationship, family issues, separation or more general issues such as a lack of engagement and understanding.

Together we will look at your communication style and understand how former patterns and relationship traumas may have an impact on your current relationship. In order to make sure that I work ethically and my work is kept to a high standard, I will be meeting with my clinical advisor on a regular basis. 

Am I right for you?

Finding the right therapist can be tricky but we can set-up an initial meeting to explore what brings you to therapy and to see whether I am the therapist for you. You can contact me on my phone or via email to set up an initial appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since gaining my first counselling qualification I have worked in diverse settings such as charity organisations, schools, university counselling services and my private practice. I have experience with working with people from different walks of life presenting a wide range of issues.

Through my current position running a college counselling service in Oxford, I have gained extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults.

I offer sessions in French as well as in English.

My training and qualifications include:

  • Certificate in Counselling and psychotherapy - Roehampton University, London
  • PGdip in Counselling and psychotherapy - The Minster Centre, London
  • Postgraduate certificate in Couples and relationships therapy - The Gestalt Centre, London
  • BACP Registered Member - MBACP

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have experience in working with cultural adaptation, religion and spirituality.


£55.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible schedule

Mind Garden Therapy, 56 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ

OTS - Oxford Therapy Centre, 1st Floor, 142-144 Oxford Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2EA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Meryl Suissa
Meryl Suissa