Hi, I'm Susana, I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited with the BABCP. I have been working in the mental health field for over 14 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to build ample experience working with a wide range of mental health difficulties.
How can I help you?
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.
My approach is collaborative using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models to help you better understand how your difficulties are developed and maintained. I work collaboratively with you to find more helpful ways of managing and coping with the difficulties. I help you to address the difficulties in a way that gives you the skills and strategies that allows you to deal with potential difficulties that you may encounter in life.
I specialise in treating complex trauma using a combination of CBT and EMDR approaches. I also have a lot of experience in treating all other anxiety disorders including; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I also work with social anxiety, generalised anxiety and health anxiety. I have ample experience in working with clients suffering with severe depression. I am also qualified in using interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) approaches to treat moderate to severe depression with good outcomes.
My client group includes adults, older adults and young people over 16 years.
Start the change today by contacting me either by text or phone, or click here to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2015).
- MSc in Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing (2014).
- Compassionate focused therapy (Accredited) in 2016.
- Qualified Interpersonal Psychotherapy practitioner (IPT) 2020
- Qualified EMDR practitioner, treating complex trauma (2020)
- BSc Mental Health Nursing (2007)
- My professional background is in Mental Health Nursing.
I attend conferences and continuing professional development programmes to update my knowledge in line with the current evidence base. I receive regular clinical supervision to help enhance my clinical practice.
I have several years experience working within the NHS, both in the primary and secondary service sector. I am currently in full-time private practice running a private psychotherapy service covering Maidstone and surrounding areas in Kent.
My clients said they found my calm and compassionate approach helpful in developing a therapeutic relationship that has helped them get the most out of therapy and transformed their lives. I believe I'm well placed to use a range of approaches and expertise to help you make sense of what can be a difficult and overwhelming feeling.
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.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK
Interpersonal Psychotherapy UK (IPT UK) is a multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the training, practice and theory of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience in treating a range of psychological difficulties including depression, generalised 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. I use interpersonal psychotherapy to work with transitions with new mothers, adolescents and others facing life changing illnesses.
From £75.00 to £85.00
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
One to one - £75.00 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 can offer week days and weekend sessions. I can offer early morning and evening appointments. I charge an extra £10:00 for late evenings and weekend appointments.