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Hello, my name is Susan. I am an integrative psychotherapist, experienced in the field of addiction. I work with substance and alcohol addiction, co-dependency, compulsive debting/spending and underearning, gambling and porn addiction. I am familiar with the 12 Step process. I also work with depression and anxiety and life issues that you wish to focus on alone such as your work life and relationships.
What is psychotherapy?
I see it as a process through which we can sit together and work through a life issue. My intention is to help you gain release from any long suffering, persistent issues or behaviours, that are having an affect on your well-being. This may include your inner voice that may be impacting your confidence, to difficulties in your relationships. Or you may want to explore what lies beneath conditions such as depression and anxiety which may be isolating you from your social life, personal relationships or work life, for example, and look at ways in which we can work through these to help your life feel more purposeful and enjoyable again.
How I work?
Our first session together begins with an assessment; exploring what it is you wish to look at in the therapeutic process. If you then consider going forward with this, then I will suggest you book six sessions to look at what you have presented.
As an Integrative therapist I am able to use a number of different approaches to help you gain clarity on what you are presenting for therapy. Overall, I am a Humanistic psychotherapist looking to help you express your best self. That part of you which may have got suppressed over many years because of taking care of your family; the pressures of your career or even a relationship that you have fought to keep.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) where I gained the Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Richmond College AQA Intermediate Counselling Skills
Experience in working with addictions such as substance abuse and misuse and process addictions such as gambling, pornography, co-dependence and debt.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
One hour - One and half hour Assessment: 55.00
One hour therapy session: 65.00
Limited Low- Cost Availability (which does not apply in the evenings) Please ask.
I have a 72 hour cancellation policy. If cancellation is at least 72 hours in advance of the session, there is no charge. If you wish to cancel within that time there will be a charge, unless you wish to change the appointment to a different time in the same week.
Payment is required in advance of the session. Payments details given on arrangement of initial session.