Suzie Shepperson BACP (Accred) Individual, Couples and EMDR Therapist

Suzie Shepperson BACP (Accred)  Individual, Couples and EMDR Therapist

New Haw

Nicholson House
41 Thames Street
KT13 8JG

07807 820089

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About me

Life doesn't always run smoothly and sometimes we could all use someone to talk to. You may feel guilty, alone, overwhelmed and be struggling to see a way out. I aim to provide a welcoming and safe space in which you can talk about and explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement or criticism.

Counselling can be the first important step in looking at what is troubling you. My role is not about telling you what to do, it is creating a space for you to express your thoughts and working with you to grow and bring deeper understanding of your ways of relating and responding. It can be difficult to understand how we relate in our world and in our relationships, however, exploring this in therapy can offer you a greater insight into how you are and explore what you wish to be.

Through this exploration we can develop the ability to heal problems of the past and build an internal support system that allows you to make more positive choices going forward. A cornerstone of my work is to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, in order that you can take control of your life, rather than letting events control you.

I believe that given the right conditions, people have the potential to make positive change. I aim to give you a sense of being deeply understood, helping you to resolve conflicts that prevent you from enjoying your life in the ways you wish to.

EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing

This is one type of therapy I provide, designed specifically to alleviate trauma and related symptoms such as acute anxiety or phobias.

Sometimes old disturbing memories can be stored in the brain in isolation and they get locked into the nervous system with the original images, sounds, thoughts and feelings. The old distressing material just keeps getting triggered over and over again which prevents healing from taking place. In another part of your brain, you already have most of the information you need to resolve this problem but the two just cannot connect. This is where EMDR can help, allowing new information to come to mind and resolve the old problems - similar to what happens spontaneously in REM or dream sleep. Please also consider that people often don't know they are suffering from trauma, all they know is that they don't feel right, and don't know how to feel better. If this sounds familiar come and see me. It's my job to know what is going on, and to support you to feel better.

Relationship and Couples Therapy

Creating a safe and non-judgemental space in which couples can talk and investigate their relationship is essential. I understand how difficult relationships are in our times and how everyone suffers if they go wrong. Some relationships run into trouble after the first honeymoon period and many people then feel as if they have done something wrong or are even with the wrong partner. In creative couple work this is understood as a necessary and useful stage in any relationship where real growth can happen. Relationships can offer us a great way to learn and heal if we can harness their potential.

I often find that the key to success lies in finding the right way to communicate – both within the counselling environment and outside it. Problems may seem insurmountable, deadlocks may seem unbreakable but if we are able to listen to each other and hear each other's points of view, compromises and clarity can be reached.

Relationship counselling can also be helpful to couples who want to gain some understanding into their patterns and ways of relating, before difficulties arise and so I also offer pre-nuptial counselling sessions as well.

Therapy Space

I work from a private discreet office in New Haw and Weybridge, both provide ample free parking and are within easy walking distance of the local train station. My rooms are easily accessible from Woking, Weybridge, Walton, Addlestone, Byfleet and West Byfleet.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over a number of years, I studied to achieve a recognised, accredited qualification within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am an accredited Member (MBACP).


FdSc In Integrative Counselling

Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Counselling

Certificate in CBT with Heart

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision

Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy (COSRT accredited)

EMDR Europe Practioner


I have many years of experience of working in an effective practice both privately and within charitable organisations such as MIND and Richmond AID. I believe this has enabled me to develop a sound and well integrated style to ensure I tailor my service to you as a unique individual.

I am also Clinical Lead at Richmond AID, a charity based in Teddington. Previously I was deputy clinical lead at Richmond Mind based at the Richmond Royal Hospital. In both these roles, I carry out both group and individual supervision.

Further to my core training, I also attend Continued Professional Development (CPD) events to enhance my knowledge and practice to enable me to be the best I can at interacting and engaging in our therapeutic work. Some of these courses are;

Attachment and Wellbeing

Body Trauma

Control Issues

Couples Counselling

Dealing with Affairs in Couples

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Eating Disorders


Family/systemic therapy


Personality Disorders

Pre-marital Counselling




Sex and Diversity



Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling/ EMDR    £50

Couples                                £75

Concession appointments are available for those on a low income.

Student discounts are available.

Counselling Supervision

Individuals          £50

Groups               £65- £85 fee dependant on group size ( max 3 per group)

Further information

Payment is by cash or cheque payable per session

Maps & Directions

New Haw, KT15
Weybridge, KT13 8JG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Availability changes regulary but I offer sessions during the day, some evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Individual and Group Supervision.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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