Suzanne Whiteman (DipHE, Bacp, Acc, Astac, Cpcab)
07786 274573, 07763 449141 / 07763 449141
The model/My philosophy:
I am trained in the Waverley Integrative model of counseling this uses a framework that’s relational in its approach and emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and adherence to the core conditions: Genuineness, unconditional acceptance and empathy.
The Waverley integrative framework can be described as a holistic approach that reflects on the client's history and all current circumstances, and on all core aspects of human functioning, relational, physical, spiritual, and existential issues by considering core needs each person has for security, Self-worth and significance.
I believe that you deserve a chance to be heard and to tell your story from your own perspective, its vital for you be able to find your own key for your way forward.
For those that you care about:
I have worked a lot with parents that have been separated from their children.
I am knowledgeable in substance misuse and the complex way that this can become a part of people’s lives and have experience of the effects that this can have on individuals and their families.
My own understanding of recovery, be it emotional or otherwise, is that when space is created for someone to be able to feel heard and they will come to a place of self-understanding and discovery and will find a way forward for themselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of higher education-Counseling. (Level 5) 2014-2017. (BA Hons, course, continuing in Sept 2018) Waverley abbey college. (University of Roehampton Awards and progression board)
Bereavement Care Awareness. Care for the family. Sat 17th March 2018.
ACC "Working with Domestic abuse". 2016.
Hampshire constabulary, North East Hants Domestic abuse forum: Honour based violence, Forced marriage, Female genital mutilation, Witchcraft awareness. 5th Oct 2017.Thames valley initiative: Working with personality disorder KUF awareness level. 2016.
SAdAS/Catalyst: Working with substances in counseling, Working with mental health in counseling, Working with friends and families in counseling. Feb/March 2014.
Level 5 DipHE (Current study) The therapy institute S.Palin. Sex addiction. 2017-2018.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a personal interest in complex family dynamics and the unseen relationships that can occur and influence behavior.
I am trained both in Secular and Christian counseling and have vast experience with addiction recovery other areas that I deal with are Mental health issues, emotional conflict, physical illness and dealing with compulsive behaviors and sex addiction.
I am a member of the professional bodies listed below:
BACP: Individual member
(British association of counseling and psychotherapy)
ACC (Association of Christian counselors)
ATSAC (Association for the treatment of sexual addiction and compulsivity) Student member
CPCAB (counseling and psychotherapy central awarding body)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
Please feel free to make contact without obligation, to ask any questions you may have, or if you wish to book an initial appointment.
(50 minute sessions) £50 per session.
Prices negotiable for student counselors.
I am currently training as a Genesis process counselor: Read more here:
Have a look at my website for more info:
Linked In profile:
When something is Synergistic, it means various parts are working together to produce an inhanced result. If youve just heard a Synergistic symphony, the musicians must have played very well together.
I have experienced this with counselling, That in the right environment change can happen and peace can be found. Whatever has happened in your life that has caused you to seek support. I admire your strength.The fact that you are looking means that you are already aware that there has to be a different way through this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have rooms locally, please see below, https://www.hartvolaction.org.uk/services-for-residents/the-annexe-counselling-rooms-odiham/
Please ring or email to discuss current availability.
Types of client