Sue Schraer M.A. (Psychotherapy) M.A. (Ed.),UKCP, BPC , TSP.
It may feel hard to take that first step to contact a therapist... Something may have emerged now that feels troubling or you may have been grappling with anxiety, depression and difficult feelings, thoughts or patterns of behaviour for some time...
This may be your first encounter with a psychotherapist.. OR you may have been referred in the past to a psychological therapies service. You may have been placed on a waiting list... and are still waiting...Perhaps you have been given a brief NHS intervention but feel you need more time and space to explore...
Perhaps the time has come to start talking... and be heard by someone highly trained to listen...
Whatever your circumstances, in your search for a private therapist, you have probably discovered a bewildering array of practitioners... and don't know how to choose who to contact...
A good starting point is to be assured the therapist has undergone an intensive and robust training and is properly registered.
I have undergone two long and intensive adult trainings, culminating in two highly regarded psychotherapy registrations (BPC & UKCP). I have also recently trained in Parent Infant Psychotherapy at the world-renowned Anna Freud Centre. I have solid experience in both the NHS and private practice.
I can assure you of a caring, empathic, emotionally safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. This enables us to explore and disentangle together difficult and painful feelings, anxieties, thoughts and experiences.
As well as working with adults I also have NHS experience of parent-infant psychotherapy, working with mothers with post-natal depression and their babies. I am an associate parent-infant psychotherapist at The Anna Freud Centre.
I have appointments during weekdays and evenings with hours that accommodate working patterns. I see individuals (adults: 18 years +)) once or twice per week with sessions lasting 50 minutes.
I work in a small, discreet consulting room in Mill Hill, London, NW7. This is easily accessible by First Capital Connect (Mill Hill Broadway), a range of buses and there is easy free parking outside the practice and in nearby streets.
Clients have travelled to my practice from North and North West London, Central London, Edgware, Stanmore, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire and Hampshire.
Visit my website to find out more: www.suespsychotherapy.co.uk
I find it best if you would email me in the first instance with your phone number and some alternative times when you are free to speak. This way, you can be assured of my full attention and time to make that first connection.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and accredited Adult Psychotherapist and also Parent-Infant registered with both:
UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)
ADIP (Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy)
Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).
Member of The Private Psychotherapy Service (Tavistock -trained practitioners only) - TPPS
Member of Lapidus (Writing for Wellbeing)
Associate Parent-Infant Psychotherapist at The Anna Freud Centre
Seminar Leader in Infant Observation at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families (Masters Programme in collaboration with UCL) and IAPT-CYP (in collaboration with King's College)and the Sino-British Mental Health Project
Visiting Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic
I have worked in both:
private practice :in Mill Hill and Harley Street
St. Bartholomew's Hospital School of Psychological Medicine, Psychological Therapies Service at Edgware Community Hospital, Complex Care Team, the Tavistock Clinic and the Central Middlesex Hospital.
I have worked with a wide range of different issues experiences and conditions.
I practise psychoanalytically-informed/psychodynamic psychotherapy, linking earlier experiences and relationships to the issues and feelings that present now. I also harness my knowledge of a range of psychotherapeutic thinking which becomes integrated in my work.
"...the evidence indicates that the benefits of psychodynamic treatment are lasting and not just transitory and appear to extend well beyond symptom remission. For many people, psychodynamic therapy may foster inner resources and capacities that allow richer, freer, and more fulfilling lives."
Dr. Jonathan Shedler, associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
CODE OF ETHICS
I adhere to the Code of Ethics of my registering bodies, UKCP and BPC.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in:
*writing for wellbeing (Member of Lapidus)
*post and peri-natal depression
*maternal mental health
*the mother and infant relationship.
I have experience of working with severe cases of post-natal depression and psychosis in an NHS Hospital Mother and Baby Inpatient Unit and am an Associate Parent-Infant Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre.
To discuss fees, please email me:
I reserve a few sessions per week to offer to low-fee-paying clients who may be unwaged or on low incomes. If you feel you may be eligible, this may be discussed at the initial consultation.
Please contact me in the first instance by email with some alternative, convenient times when you are available for me to phone you to arrange an initial consultation.
I am available throughout the week: early mornings, daytimes and evenings.
I have a particular interest in post and peri-natal depression, maternal mental health, and the earliest mother and infant relationship.
I have experience of working as a psychotherapist in an NHS Mother and Baby Unit and am a qualified Parent-Infant Psychotherapist (Anna Freud Centre) an associate in the Parent Infant Psychotherapy Project (PIP) at the Anna Freud Centre, London NW3 and a Seminar Leader in Infant Observation at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on the Masters Programme in collaboration with UCL and IAPY- CYP.
I have an education background and a speciality in dyslexia and dyspraxia. I have also undergone parenting facilitator training. My previous work and training as a teacher in both mainstream and special needs education, and Further Education Lecturing, bring an additional dimension to my work.
My understanding of child and adolescent development helps inform my understanding of struggles within ourselves, our children and families and our relationships.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Early morning, daytime and evenings from Monday to Friday.
Types of client