Susannah Monk BA (Hons) MBACP
Looking for a therapist is the first step in your healing process . . . it can also feel like the hardest part. Having been in this position myself, I am aware of how difficult it is to choose from the growing number of counsellors on websites such as this. Which is why I suggest we have an informal chat on the phone, at your convenience, to see how we get on, and if we feel we can work together before making a commitment.
Change can be challenging; therefore positive, non-judgemental support and encouragement is essential. In our busy lives these days it is difficult to find someone to confide in who has the time to really listen, without criticism or streams of unwanted advice. I believe the relationship we establish in our sessions is pivotal to change and so am keen to create a calm, trusting, respectful and accepting environment for us to work within. I maintain that you, are the expert on you, and I am merely acting as a facilitator of change. You have the knowledge and potential to transform your life, you just need the right space to free yourself from whatever is holding you back.
I have a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling and work mainly one to one and with couples. I use a variety of approaches including Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Creative Arts Therapy.
I work from a private therapy room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from a GP surgery 8.30am - 7.15pm Mondays in Petersfield, Hampshire. I have a range of experience and can offer brief or longer term therapy, to suit.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
INLPTA Diploma in NLP (2010)
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling (2017)
Conversion Diploma in Adolescent and Schools Counselling (2019)
The last six years have been spent working with people experiencing general anxiety, depression, low self esteem, mild mental health problems, relationship issues, loss, abuse and work issues etc. Previously, over four years experience of working with people with addictions, obesity management and psycho-educational group facilitation for people suffering with disordered eating.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Range of Eating Disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Petersfield - £60 per hour - one to one
Couples - £75 per hour
I have a number of discounted sessions available for short term work for people on lower incomes - there is currently a waiting list for these sessions - please get in touch for more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|