Susan Whitby

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London, N3
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About me

UKCP Registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, DIT practitioner, Supervisor including work with International individuals & Students in London N3 face to face and online

I am a Psychotherapist with 30 years experience , across a range of settings; NHS, Specialist/GP services, Higher Education ,Private. I have worked with adults and young people from all backgrounds and cultures. I have a special interest in International Students. I offer both open ended and short term psychotherapy, as well as Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (16 session brief model), based on psychoanalytic principles. 

The space is safe, confidential and non-judgmental  to talk about whatever is troubling you. We would focus on present difficulties and their underlying causes, often from your past. Attention is paid to beliefs and feelings you might not be aware of, but which affect how you feel, behave or engage in relationships.

Areas I cover

I can work across the full spectrum of mental health related issues that can arise in adults and young people;

I specialise in working with:

  • Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Mixed Depression and Anxiety, Family Issues, Trauma, Mood Swings, Poor Impulse Control, Emotional Regulation Difficulties, Bi Polar, Panic Disorder, Neurodiversity
  • Relationship Issues of all kinds, including isolation, separation and divorce
  • Bereavement including abortion, miscarriage/s
  • Work and Career, including Creative Blocks, Stress, Difficult Colleagues
  • Self sabotaging patterns
  • Health & Long Term conditions

How I work

For those willing to engage in therapy the aim of an initial consultation, is to understand what brought you to seek help, reach a formulation and think about what would be helpful at this time.

The First Consultation - what to expect

I am an experienced assessor and clinician and have the training to understand a wide range of difficulties. 

The initial consultation serves as a space to think about what will suit you and usually takes place over two sessions. My training and experience mean we can think about what goes on under the surface as well as above.  I can advise and guide if this therapy will be suitable or make another recommendation if it could be more beneficial at this time.

Approved Providers I work with:

I am an approved provider for various healthcare insurers including:

WPA, Aviva and AXA.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered, psychoanalytic section

DIT registered practitioner BPC kitemark

RNIB accredited Counsellor

ADHD certificate

BAPPS registered Supervisor

ritish Association for Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic Supervision) 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a short initial telephone conversation and then an initial consultation in person

        Individual Psychotherapy sessions  from £75  for trainees to £120

  • Supervision sessions from £60 per session.

    Therapy and Supervision sessions are 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available weekday Tuesday to Thursday during the day and some evenings.

Further information

Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley Central, North Finchley, Friern Barnet, East Finchley, Muswell Hill 

Finchley Central tube Northern Line, High Barnet Branch is a ten/twelve minute walk from my practice and is also served by buses 13, 143, 326, 125.

Finchley Church End, London, N3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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N3 Ground floor but a few steps up , not suitable for wheelchair users

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In person

Supervisor working with individuals/groups - psychodynamic/psychoanalytic practice, experience in Higher Education, NHS, charity and private practice

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