Suzanne Piddock

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LLB, MSc, MBACP
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London SW17 & Newquay TR7
Available for new clients
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About me

Welcome, I’m Suzanne

I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Coach. I offer a non-judgemental, open and safe space for you to talk. My approach is warm, empathetic and grounding. I work intuitively and integratively, utilising several different ways of working relative to each client and dependent on your needs. I will help you to navigate a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance through self-compassion. 

I am able to offer you a truly bespoke therapeutic relationship, having worked with a diverse range of client issues through both the NHS and private practice. Although our work together will be specifically tailored to your needs, my practice tends to have a person-centred foundation, drawing upon other methodologies such as Gestalt, psychodynamic, creative psychotherapy, impacts and sensations in the body (somatics) and trauma-informed stabilisation interventions. Where appropriate to you, we may also incorporate more directive solution-focused, positive psychology and coaching methodologies into our work to help you to realise your own abilities. I offer both long and short term therapy, and can be flexible to your needs.

I particularly specialise in supporting young women and girls through difficult life experiences such as bullying, loss, trauma, relationship issues, societal pressures, low self esteem and challenging transitions or crossroads, although I have also had a diverse client-base outside of this. I provide a solid grounding space from which we will explore in a safe supportive way, moving at your own pace. Together we will consider your experiences, how they show up for you and how you can be empowered to achieve greater freedom and autonomy as your authentic self.

I believe that self-awareness and self-acceptance are a journey, and as such, all our paths are different. Often taking the first step on this path can be daunting and I will be sensitive to your unique situation, offering a holistic approach to therapy that works for you.

I work online or by phone and I am happy to discuss what would best suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered counsellor/psychotherapist and coach, and I hold a Masters of Science in Integrative Counselling and Coaching from the University of East London (UEL), as well as a Bachelors degree in Law. At UEL, I completed the advanced Level 7 training on a ground-breaking course which taught the integration of counselling and coaching practices. I received comprehensive instruction in psychological and theoretical approaches, advanced counselling skills, therapeutic interventions, evidence-based coaching practice  and clinical client experience. 

Put very simply, counselling generally focuses on resolving internal conflicts and facilitating psychological changes. In contrast, coaching is primarily aimed at achieving goals and modifying behaviour or habits. The two can work well together as complementary approaches and, where appropriate and agreed, I am able to flex between the two while assessing client needs.

After spending several months studying yoga in Northern India and gaining my Yoga Alliance teaching and sound healing certification in 2019, I also developed a keen interest in mindfulness, meditation, and body work / somatic therapy. This interest led me to focus my Masters dissertation on the use of somatics in remote and online therapy, and it regularly features in my practice. Where relevant, I may work with you to understand how unresolved emotions, stresses and traumas may have been internalised. 

I have been practising for over four years across a diverse range of settings such as NHS IAPT for London Borough of Wandsworth, low cost counselling services, private practice and corporate/workplace.

As someone who understands change is constant and that we are all on a continuous path of learning, I am committed to both professional and personal growth. I recently completed further training in working with children and young people, and I am also undertaking a course in Yin yoga.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Counselling and Psychotherapy - 50 minutes: £70-90

Coaching - 1 hour: Please enquire for coaching rates

When I work

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Newquay, Cornwall, TR7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

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If you require any adaptation to phone or video call counselling, please contact me and I will do my best to accommodate.

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Suzanne Piddock
Suzanne Piddock