Susan Forbes (BABCP Accredited)

Susan Forbes (BABCP Accredited)

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About me

I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) psychotherapist and Integrative counsellor with many years experience of working privately and within the NHS in GP surgeries.

CBT has become one of the most advocated forms of psychological therapy in recent years, largely due to experimental evidence and its therapeutic success. It is promoted by the NHS and the media as being the most effective and efficient form of therapy available for a wide range of psychological problems.

However, there is evidence that other forms of therapy, including mindfulness-based and integrated approaches may be just as effective as CBT. It has also been suggested that a more important variable is the therapist. The therapist who is able to form a good therapeutic alliance with you is more likely to help you towards positive change in your life, irrespective of approach. Also important is the belief shared by you and your therapist that this particular style of therapy is the one best suited to this situation and to you. Consequently, I tailor my approach to suit your individual needs and endeavour to provide a supportive environment to enable you to openly address your concerns.

I work with individuals and couples.

I can offer sessions in English or in Greek.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are:

  • The Human Givens Post Graduate Diploma in Brief Therapy 2004
  • Diploma in Counselling (NCFE) 2005
  • MSc Clinical & Applied Hypnosis (London University) 2007
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Canterbury Christ Church University) 2012
  • Couples therapy for depression (Tavistock Centre)

I am accredited by:

  • Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care (CPC)
  • British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
  • British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH)

and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I have had many years of experience working with people with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, OCD, low self esteem, trauma, PTSD, weight management, insomnia, pain and relationship difficulties among others.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body Image Problems
Chronic Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Pure "O" forms of OCD


Individual therapy £60 per session. Couples £70 per session. I offer concessions for those on benefits, pensioners and for student counsellors seeking personal therapy as part of their training course.

The first session is normally 60-90 minutes, subsequent sessions are 60 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Broadstairs, CT10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Greek


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Daytime and evenings Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I trained as a clinical supervisor at the University of Surrey and provide supervision to psychological therapists, CBT therapists and trainees in an IAPT mental health service and privately.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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