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Susan Wallendahl MA MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor

About me

ABOUT ME

I am an experienced and fully qualified online counsellor/psychotherapist who is used to working with men and women of all ages, backgrounds, cultures as a result of my work in the NHS. As a trained Christian counsellor, I am comfortable talking about spirituality.

What Problems can I help with?

During this Covid crisis, people are struggling with social isolation, adapting to working from home, financial worries, health anxiety and much more, it is a difficult time for everyone.

No problem is too big or too small. I have successfully helped people with issues such as:

·            Anxiety

·            Depression

·            Workplace Bullying/Stress

·            Life Transitions

·            Relationship Problems/Loss/Bereavement

·            Trauma and Abuse

·            Chronic Illness and Pain

·            Cancer

·            Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirths, Cot Death

·            Alcohol Abuse

·            Addiction

·            Eating Disorders

What to Expect?

I provide attentive listening without judgement in a safe and confidential manner. Clients often tell me they have never really been 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 work both short term ( 6 sessions or less) as well as long term depending on your needs.

I treat my clients as individuals and work with them in a collaborative manner which addresses their unique personality and specific needs. I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach but will draw on a variety of psychological therapies and techniques 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 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 holistically and not to compartmentalise different aspects such as the physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual. In other words, each of those things is connected. 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.

My clinical experience has been primarily gained working as a counsellor within NHS primary care. I have years of experience working in a number of busy London GP surgeries as well as running my own private practice. Prior to becoming a counsellor, I supported parents whose babies died of cot death after my own experience of losing my son.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Clinical experience as counsellor in NHS GP practices and in private practice
  • Masters in Integrative Counselling – University of Roehampton with Advanced Training in Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT)
  • Certificate of Christian Counselling – CWR/London School of Theology
  • General Certificate in Online counselling & Psychotherapy - @ACADEMY FOR ONLINE Counselling & Psychotherapy

Member organisations

BACP

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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

My standard fee is £60 per daytime session but I am offering discounted rates to those whose income has been affected by the Covid crisis and for NHS workers.  I offer a free 15 minute telephone or online consultation for prospective new clients.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I can offer daytime or evening sessions. Short term or longer term therapy. I offer video, telephone, email and text based therapy for which I am fully trained.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Susan Wallendahl MA MBACP  Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Susan Wallendahl MA MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor