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 am currently working online only. 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 eight 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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Range of Eating Disorders
Petersfield - £65 per 50 minutes - 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.
Limited availability for daytime and evening appointments.
This is updated as soon as other spaces become free.