Susie Garcia, MA ,BACP Accredited Anxiety/Depression Psychotherapist, Life Coach
I am an established psychotherapist, working privately in Twickenham. I have spent over 30yrs in mental health working in the NHS and Private sectors. My approach in therapy is Integrative which means I draw from different approaches that I have been trained in . These include, the person centred and existential approach, CBT, psychodynamic, schema therapy , life coaching and mindfulness. I also provide EMDR therapy which can be used for a wide range of difficulties including trauma.I specialise in the following: depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, family/relationship issues, loss, trauma ,early childhood trauma, post traumatic stress, abusive relationships, abuse experiences related to religious faiths, cults or organisations, bullying, mental and physical health problems, life limiting illnesses,stress and stress related health problems. eating disorders, perinatal and post natal depression, life transitions, adjustment issues ,self esteem and self development , relationship and assertiveness issues. I also work with carers and people in the caring professions. I offer short and longer term therapy. There can be times in our life's that we need help with understanding situations, thoughts and feelings that trouble us.I believe counselling can help look at issues from a different perspective. In counselling, I aim to work with you to feel more supported and empowered within your life . I hope that your life will be more enriched by therapy and that you feel you can reach your full potential.. I aim to provide a supportive and caring environment in which to do this. I abide by the Code of Ethics of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Mental Health Practitioner. I have a post graduate and masters degree in counselling. I am trained in EMDR at level 1 and 2. I am an accredited psychotherapist by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and reguraly participate in training workshops each year. I have spent 20yrs designing and facilitating therapy groups for people with mental health disorders and eating disorders. I have run workshops for large companies, universities, and counselling organisations. I have worked within the corporate world and with small charities in promoting positive mental health. I am a trained supervisor and regularly supervise staff in the caring professions.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
PTSD, Systematic abuse, abuse related to faiths and cults, victims of road traffic accidents, health and caring professionals. Life limiting illnesses. Life transitions and adjustment issues. Self development. Mental and physical ill health. Depression and anxiety. Pre and Postal Depression. Family and relationship issues.
You do not need a GP referral. Your enquiry will be confidental. When we meet at your inItal session I will explore with you , your aims for therapy and any relevant issues. On discussing what you would like to achieve in therapy we will be able to see if counselling is suitable for you. There are no obligations to continue with further sessions. If you think I am the approprate therapist for you we can arrange apts to suit you. If you decide that I am not the right therapist for you I can recommend someone that you may find more suitable to meet your needs.