Susan Forbes

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(BABCP Accredited)
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Broadstairs, Kent, CT10
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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.

I am now offering sessions remotely, as an alternative to face to face therapy. You can choose between phone, WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom virtual meetings. An email address is required for Zoom, together with access to a webcam, on your smart phone, tablet or computer. Payment can be made by Bankers’ Automated Credit (BACs).

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.

Member organisations

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body Image Problems
Chronic Pain
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Pure "O" forms of OCD

Fees

£60.00 - £70.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evenings Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Further information

I have specialised in the treatment of all forms of Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), including those where unwanted and distressing intrusive thoughts are the main component, sometimes referred to as Pure "O".

Broadstairs, Kent, CT10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Although there is not wheelchair access, my rooms are easily accessible for people with limited mobility.

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

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.

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