Susana Oppey - Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited with the BABCP. I have been working in the mental health field for over 13 years.
I have experience working with a wide range of mental health problems. I work with adults, older adults and young people of over 16 years.
How can I help you?
My approach is collaborative using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models to help you better understand how your difficulties are developed and maintained.
I work with you to find more helpful ways of coping with the difficulties. I work together with you to address your difficulties in a way that gives you the skills to help you deal with further difficulties that you may encounter in life.
I have a special interest in working with anxiety disorders including; post-traumatic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
I also work with social anxiety, generalized anxiety and health anxiety. I have a lot of experience in working with depression with very good outcomes.
I also work with psychosexual difficulties using a CBT approach.
I have experience in working within the NHS in a Secondary Mental Health Service. I also work as a CBT therapist within an NHS Psychotherapy service which is part of the Primary Health Service.
I practice in Maidstone and surrounding areas.
Start the change today by contacting me either by text or call on 07506 092057 or click here to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I hold a post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2015).
- My professional background is in Mental Health Nursing; BSc Mental Health Nursing (2007) and later completed an MSc in Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing (2014).
- I also completed an accredited course in compassionate focused therapy in 2016.
- I attend conferences and continuing professional development programmes to update my knowledge in line with the current evidence base.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
One to one - £60.00 per session.
(I can offer reduced fees for those on low incomes).
Please call me on 07506 092057 or click here to send me an email.
I have ample experience of working with clients presenting with a range of mental health difficulties, using CBT as my main treatment approach. I have over twelve years of experience as a mental health practitioner. Eight years working as a mental health nurse (full-time) and about three years working as a CBT therapist full-time practitioner. I currently work as a CBT therapist and counsellor offering private practice three days a week whilst I work in the NHS.
I have experience in treating a range of psychological difficulties including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, Specific phobias, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and low self-esteem. I also have special interest in treating psychosexual difficulties using CBT approaches. I have experience in working with clients who are struggling with work-related stress, relationship difficulties, anger issues and chronic pain from long term conditions. I have worked successfully with clients who were struggling with grief and loss, guilt and shame, sexual and other forms of abuse.
In my psychotherapy and counselling work, I aim to inspire hope in those struggling with mental health issues and looking for therapy specifically tailored to their needs. I offer individualised interventions that explore more helpful strategies with clients to enable them to cope with what can be confusing and overwhelming situations.