Suzanne Whitehouse, PG Dip Psychotherapy,
At times life can feel like a struggle and can make us feel stressed, anxious or depressed. Often these feelings will impact on many different aspects of our lives, for example our relationships, work or simply our ability to enjoy things. It may be that we understand why such feelings have arisen - perhaps someone close to us has died or there are problems within our closest relationships or wider family issues. Often, it is not clear why we feel low, we just know that ‘something is not right’ and it may be that we have been feeling like that for a long time. Under these circumstances it is not uncommon to feel isolated and alone.
Whatever the reason may be for seeking help, I offer a space to explore these difficulties and feelings together, thinking about why feelings have arisen and how we might make constructive changes to improve things.
I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist offering both short and longer term therapy and counselling. I am based in Bloomsbury, less than 5 minutes from Tottenham Court Road Station. I also work in Hammersmith, West London (3 mins walk from Ravenscourt Park underground station and 8 mins walk from Hammersmith underground station).
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF, a highly established and well respected training institution in London.
I am a professional member of the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and am a registered member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council). I abide by their respective professional code of ethics and practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are from £70 a session depending on income.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked in a voluntary capacity for MacMillan Cancer Support. I am experienced in working closely with people who are living with cancer, at whichever stage of their journey they may be at. I also support those who are close to someone who has cancer.