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

Weybridge KT13 & New Haw KT15
07807 820089 07807 820089 Registered / Accredited
Weybridge KT13 & New Haw KT15

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).

Qualifications

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

Experience

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

EMDR

Family/systemic therapy

Mindfulness

Personality Disorders

Pre-marital Counselling

Relationships

Safeguarding

Self-Harm

Sex and Diversity

Shame

Trauma

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees


Individuals
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

New Haw
Surrey
KT15

Nicholson House
41 Thames Street
Weybridge
Surrey
KT13 8JG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Individual and Group Supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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