Suzanna Brodie, Post Grad Dip, BA (hons), MBACP reg
I am an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor and work in a person centred way. I specialise in addiction, though I also see clients for various other issues and work collaboratively to explore what is behind their anxiety, depression and to build self esteem. I provide a safe non-judgemental space to allow clients to talk about any current challenges they are facing and also to look back on their life to identify patterns of relating and ways of being in the world. I believe this holding experience to be at the heart of change and overcoming difficulties.
I work with addiction in a multitude of ways and have in-depth experience of 12 step recovery programmes. I currently work in a male prison with The Forward Trust, an organisation working towards change within the prison system for people struggling with addiction. I also see clients through the NHS at a Women's Centre providing short term therapy.
Taking the first step is often not easy. I am happy to have an initial chat on the phone to see whether you feel we can work together. I hope to help you move forward with more awareness of yourself and explore your choices to feel happier and derive meaning in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at Regents University where I gained the Certificate, followed by a Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have run numerous groups centred around addiction and trauma and specialise in this field.
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
My fee is £75 per 50 minute session.