Suzanne Walker

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Ad.Dip, MNCPS (Accred) | Integrative Therapist
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Guildford GU1 & Godalming GU7
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About me

I'm an accredited Integrative Therapist with experience in working with a range of challenges and difficult feelings such as attachment issues and relationship problems, anxiety, feeling sad, abandonment and rejection, abuse, feeling angry, depression and low mood, bereavement (grief and loss), infertility and the experience of IVF, family problems, trauma and low self-confidence.

I work with adults and young people (16-18 years) across Surrey and online. I work in person and online from my peaceful therapy room in Great Bookham and also a spacious room at The Eaves in Godalming.

We can explore any areas of your life that are causing difficulties or distress and I will listen to your unique story with respect and empathy. Our work can be over the short or longer term, depending on your needs.

My approach brings together a range of different theories, and will be tailored to best support you, depending what might be helpful. These include:

  • Psychodynamic - which helps link and make sense of past relationships and experiences with current ways of relating and life choices.
  • Person-centered - a humanistic approach which ensures clients, and their opinions and beliefs about themselves, are central to our work. This approach respects that every person has an in-built drive to reach their full potential, given the right conditions.
  • Attachment focused - I work with clients to better understand their attachment style(s), based on historic relationships and what this may mean for them in the present. It can also help clients gain an understanding of the attachment styles of others.
  • Transactional analysis - which aims to help us understand the way we think, feel and behave the way we do, focusing on our relationships and the ways we might improve them.

I believe the most important part of therapy is the relationship between us (i.e. between therapist and client). To get a feel for whether we are a good fit to work together, I offer a FREE introductory session online or by telephone. If you prefer to meet in person, this will be charged at £25. I understand that first contact can feel daunting and scary - but please do reach out if you need some support.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Levels 2 & 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Pearson Advanced Level 5 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Certificate of Proficiency from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • International Certificate in Transactional Analysis (The Link Centre)
  • Certificate in Attachment Theory (The Bowlby Centre)
  • CPD certificate - Assessment and managing risk (TAC)
  • CPD certificate "Search for a Secure Base" (BACP)
  • Helping Children Tell Their Stories (Place2Be)
  • Working with bereavement and complex grief (BACP)
  • Body Talk - Working with the Unspoken (Physis Scotland)
  • Nuts and Bolts, Attachment (The Bowlby Centre)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Dr John O'Conor/The Eaves)
  • Understanding Polyvagal Theory (Pesi UK - Deb Dana)
  • Working with Shame (Carolyn Spring)
  • Working with Relational Trauma, Dealing with Disorganised Attachment (Carolyn Spring).
  • Working with Relational Depth (Mick Cooper)
  • Self-Harm; the facts, the shame and the journey through.
  • CBT basics (Rachel Gray, The Eaves)
  • Counselling Online (BACP/The Open University)
  • Enhanced DBS certificate (children and adult workforce, issued November 2019)
  • Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege - Boarding School Syndrome (Nick Duffell)

Experience:

  • Primary School Counsellor with Place2Be - November 2018-December 2019
  • Therapist (volunteer) at The Awareness Centre (low-cost counselling), South West London. (Dec 2019-Oct 2020)
  • Private Practice c/o The Eaves Counselling and Psychotherapy, Godalming - current
  • Private Practice in Great Bookham, Leatherhead - current

Professional membership:

Accredited Registered member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

I undertake regular training (CPD) to further my knowledge and skills. I also have monthly supervision, a requirement for all counsellors and therapists, which allows me to reflect on my work, ensure ethical working, and develop my practice.

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NCPS
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Later life stages
  • Boarding school
  • Loss of a beloved pet
  • Loss of opportunity
  • Redundancy
  • The ending of a relationship or friendship
  • Loss of physical ability or ill-health.

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Introductory session (20 minutes) - online (no charge); in person (£25)

Individual adults & young people (16-18 years): £60 for 50 minutes (in person and online). Fees correct as of 01.01.24 

I have a small number of concessionary sessions. Please enquire on initial contact.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Online and in person from Great Bookham (near Leatherhead) and Godalming.

Mondays 11am to 8pm; Tuesdays 10am to 9pm; Wednesday 10am to 7pm; Thursday 10am to 7pm. 

Further information

If you are interested in working with me, please send a message via this site, or text me on the number given. We can then arrange a mutually convenient time for a 20-25 minute introductory chat, either online via Zoom (no charge) or in person (£25) to get to know each other a little and decide whether we are a good fit to work together. Going forward, sessions will normally be at the same agreed time and day for 50 minutes.

Home practice; I have a beautiful private space in Great Bookham, where I welcome clients for in person sessions. Photos available.

Practice room - I have spacious room at The Eaves in Godalming.

Guildford, Surrey, GU1

Catteshall Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7

Type of session

In person
Online
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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