Susan Wallendahl Psychotherapist and Counsellor MA, MBACP (Registered)
I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist who works with adults (16+ years). I offer face to face or online therapy.
I have helped people with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, perfectionism, low self-esteem, relationship problems, life transitions, trauma and abuse. I have a special interest in eating disorders and alcohol abuse.
I provide attentive listening without judgement in a safe and confidential manner. Clients often tell me they have never really been heard and understood before or that they don’t want to burden their friends and families. My initial aim will be to help you clarify what is troubling you and to agree on your counselling goals, e.g. how would you like things to be different?
I endeavour to treat my clients as individuals and to work with them in a collaborative manner to come up with a treatment plan which addresses their unique personality and specific needs. In other words, I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach but will draw on a variety of psychological therapies to help someone understand their responses to experiences and find ways of managing them. I conduct frequent reviews to check out how we are doing, what is helpful, unhelpful etc. because research indicates that the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important factor for a successful outcome.
My training has taught me to look at a person as a whole and not to compartmentalise different aspects such as the physical, emotional, spiritual. I also consider the impact of contextual factors such as family, work, culture on your mental health. I will treat you with respect and compassion and adhere to the ethical guidelines of the BACP and ACTO.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Clinical experience as counsellor in NHS GP practices
- Masters in Integrative Counselling – University of Roehampton -Advanced Training in Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies ( CBT)
- Counselling Skills Certificate – CWR/London School of Theology
- Introductory Level – Compassion Focused Therapy (Compassionate Mind Foundation)
- Introductory Level – Internal Family Systems Therapy (Richard Schwartz)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My standard fee is £60 per session but I do have some concessionary rates available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer daytime or evening sessions
Types of client