Dr Susan Stevens, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Dr Susan Stevens, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Guildford
Surrey
GU1

07852 708035

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About me

Counselling

I offer counselling, and psychological therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR) for individuals (adults)

I can offer a listening ear, free of any judgement or assumptions, to help you recognise and make some sense of any distressing thoughts and feelings.

If preferred, I can also offer a more structured psychological assessment and plan of treatment for specific psychological issues, including anxiety, panic, low mood, trauma, intense emotions, and chronic pain management.

Clinical Supervision

I have been offering supervision since 2010, to

  • Groups and individuals
  • Trainees (Counselling Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, CBT therapists working towards BABCP accreditation)
  • Qualified practitioners (newly qualified, or highly experienced)

Training

by arrangement

Previous training workshops include:

- introductory training for counselling
- bereavement
- traumatic bereavement
- working across a language gap
- Introduction to CBT
- working with trauma
- emotional regulation skills

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience includes over 15 years counselling as a volunteer in several different organisations supporting people who have experience loss and/or trauma, over 7 years experience in primary care in the NHS offering CBT for depression, anxiety disorders and trauma, and recently, over two years in secondary care offering CBT or EMDR for people with severe and complex psychological difficulties.

My formal training and qualifications are:

  • BSc in Psychology (Open University) 2000
  • MSc in Counselling Psychology (City University London) 2006
  • Post MSc Diploma in Counselling Psychology (City University London) 2007
  • DPsych, Counselling Psychology (City University London) 2011
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Therapies - CBT (University of Surrey) 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BABCP
BACP
HCPC
BPS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Sleep issues
  • Pain
  • Identity
  • Emetophobia
  • Trichotillomania

Fees

General counselling: £50 per session

Structured psychological assessment and programme of CBT/EMDR: £85 per session

I find it helpful to have a longer first session, possibly up to 90 minutes, to give us both a bit more time to get to know each other, and ask all the questions we need to (and fill out some basic paperwork). The fee for this initial session remains at the hourly rate.

Please contact me about fees for supervision, as these will vary according to circumstances.

Further information

A health warning:

There can be potential negative side-effects of therapy.

I offer therapy - this is supposed to be therapeutic and help with distress. Sometimes, however, for various reasons, distress can increase during or after sessions.

This can sometimes happen during treatment for PTSD, for example. It is therefore really important to feel able to discuss this in advance, and make sensible plans to manage any increase in distressing memories, dreams or emotions between sessions.

If you have any questions at all, please do contact me and I’ll be very happy to discuss things further.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Friday afternoons, some Saturday and evening appointments may be available.

Types of client

Adults
Groups

Supervision & training

I have been offering clinical supervision for over 10 years, in groups and one-to-one, for experienced practitioners (psychologists, counsellors), newly qualified practitioners and trainees, in the NHS, private practice and voluntary sector.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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