My name is Suzanne McNaughton (founder of integration counselling & psychotherapy). I am a psychological therapist, living in East Lothian, Scotland.
I base my work on what best suits your needs, using evidence based practice and various theoretical models: Cognitive Behavioural, Person Centred, Solution focussed, dialectical behaviour therapy, transactional analysis-integrating these modalities into practice.
A key advantage of integrative therapy is its flexibility and focus on the whole of an individual. The integration of different approaches means therapy can be tailored to meet a variety of needs and concerns, making it a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than more traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.
Having worked in the mental health and wellbeing field across various settings, for many years and currently with NHS. This ensures a wide breadth of knowledge, skills and experience. Adherence to several ethical frameworks (BACP, BABCP, BPS) frequent clinical supervision which allows me to provide the best possible practice and safeguard your welfare.
I have worked with individuals with many psychological presentations over the years, which vary in their complexities.
I work daily with various forms of anxiety: health, social, GAD, panic, OCD, and phobias.
Emotional disorders: depression, bipolar, personality.
I have a special interest and experience in working with: addiction of alcohol/drugs, sex/porn addiction, and experience of weight management.
Trauma: PTSD specifically in those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
For more information on my experience and how I could help you please make contact for a free initial video consultation lasting up to 20 mins to ensure working with me is the best fit for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked across many organisations in the mental health and wellbeing sector over the years. This includes substance rehabilitation, complex mental illness and learning disabilities. Currently working as a psychological therapist (NHS-adult mental health), and in a busy, thriving private practice.
I have spent the last 15 years in academia studying social science, BSc (Hons) psychology, Master of psychological Research , counselling (cert) psychological therapy (dip.) I regularly attend continued professional development training, supervision to provide the best possible and most up to date practices.
My main methodology in practice is cognitive behavioural therapy, however I draw from the many theoretical perspectives which I have studied and worked with throughout the years: these include person centred practice, transactional analysis, solution focussed, dialectical behaviour and compassion focussed therapy.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
F2F clinic is currently Friday. Other days on special request.
Online sessions available at other times in the day, afternoon and evening during the week and at weekends.
Do you feel stuck in a particular cycle that is impacting your life and needs to change? Does regulating emotions seem impossible?thinking negatively? have difficultly trusting others or doubt yourself?..Our hope is to offer you the tools, techniques and the inspiration you need towards improving your wellbeing, and encouraging personal growth. Whether you would like some help with anger, anxiety, addiction, phobias, to improve your mood, process trauma or improve your self-esteem. Together we can work together to help you to make lasting changes which will allow you to improve your outlook and live life to the fullest.
By favouring an integrative approach to therapy (including CBT,CFT, DBT, TA, PCT, SFBT), a wide range of tools and techniques are utilised. Ensuring a tailored approach to your individual needs. Experience and a wide range of knowledge across various specialities: anxiety, panic disorder, addiction.
I provide a safe, confidential space where you can talk freely, openly, and explore different options to improve your wellbeing. I offer online and face to face-in the room consultations. For more information on how I could help you, please get in touch today for a complimentary initial video consultation to explore working together to achieve your goals.