Suzie Quartermaine Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

BA (Hons), PGDip, BPC accd

About me

I am a trained Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, specialising in work with couples. I meet with individuals (50 minutes) and couples (60 minutes) on the same day, at the same time, every week. During this time we will explore what is being experienced by the individual and couple and try to make sense of it together. The work sometimes involves exploring family upbringing and past relationships but may also be more focused on the here and now. 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy (sometimes known as psychoanalytic psychotherapy) primarily focuses on the role of the unconscious and how our past experiences may impact the way we understand ourselves, and others, in the present. We may find ourselves following the same destructive patterns in our familial, romantic or professional relationships and not understand why. Perhaps we feel intensely anxious, lonely, angry or misunderstood by those around us or have a feeling of being at odds with ourselves in day to day life. We may find ourselves in a relationship which feels emotionally dangerous or where communication has completely broken down. The objective of psychodynamic psychotherapy is to enhance self-awareness and to enable an individual, or couple, to have a greater understanding of why they behave the way they do, and therefore, feel more able to make positive changes in their lives. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a trained Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist specialising in work with couples. I have completed introductory training in counselling skills at WPF and The Tavistock and Portman where I continued my training in Foundations of Psychodynamic Theory and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Couples. I have worked as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with individuals and couples with complex needs on the NHS since 2016.

I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP). I abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked  with individuals and couples with a variety of complex needs on the NHS since 2016.

Fees

From £70.00 to £140.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I am happy to discuss these by email. Concessionary rates will be considered on a case by case basis.

Further information

I operate from consultant rooms NW3 - 2 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage Tube Station (Jubilee line) and W1G - 1 minute walk from Oxford Circus Tube.

I also offer work online and all initial contact will currently take place via Zoom.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Suzie Quartermaine

Suzie Quartermaine