Virginie Sussest

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Aylesbury HP19 & London N16
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Taking the decision to reach out and finding the right counsellor is a very important step in a person's life. I am passionate about giving people the supportive space they need to restore their equilibrium and explore what is important to them.

A safe place where you can grow and blossom - I will not offer advice, but will offer a response appropriate to the material you have shared, perhaps offering a new perspective.

Are you feeling depressed, anxious and unworthy; suffering loss, bereavement, abuse, or just wanting to make sense of the world and know yourself better? Counselling can help. As a psychotherapist my main concern is to provide you with an environment where you fell feel safe and accepted. A place where you can speak freely and reflect without been judged regardless of who you are.

I value each person as a unique being who is just trying to do the best they can use the resources that they have as they respond to the world around them in the way they have learn to subsist. I enter every relationship with a deep sense of respect and compassion. I believe in the inherent potential growth in each of us.

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. “ Sigmund Freud.

My approach is integrative.

What I like about integrative counselling is that it brings together different component of specific therapy, allowing me to be flexible and focus on the whole of an individual. By integrating different approaches I can adapt to meet individual needs and concerns. I have integrated some Humanistic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy into my practice.


I will use the core condition to create a warm therapeutic relationship, providing in turn a safe holding environment - Everyone should be let to tell their story.

“The degree to which I can create relationships, which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons, is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself.”

Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Sometime our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, which can be too difficult for the conscious mind to deal with. This approach can help can give you a better understanding of your issues and gain self-knowledge of what is happening in your day to day life in addition to symptom relief.

“Tell me what you fear and I will tell you what has happened to you” Donald Woods Winnicott.

Transactional Analysis:
I use this  method used to analyse the process of transactions in communication with others. It requires us to be aware of how we feel, think and behave during interactions with others, in order to change and improve interpersonal relationship. I believe that if you can change the way you interact with someone you will be able to change and improve the relationship with that person. 

“The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.” Eric Berne

Since the extraordinary public health situation, regarding the ongoing pandemic Covid-19.
I have completely reviewed my way of working. 

I now work mostly online now, I offer session via audio visual links such as FaceTime / WhatsApp / Skype / Zoom and /or via telephone Call.

In my experience this way of working work as well as been in a room with a client Face to Face. I think working online has many benefice including giving peoples the flexibility to be at different locations and still be able to have the benefice of been supported. 

I think the Covid-19 pandemic have changed the way we see the world in the way we have learn to communicate and interact with one another.

Even if life has now return to a pre-pandemic the fear of those difficult years can still be felt in a lot of peoples, and may have left people scared for life. 

Lock down, Isolation, the increases of death rate, the lost of loved ones, health’s consequences, job loss, and uncertainty might cause stress, anxiety, depression, lost of socialisation and bereavement difficulties in many people’s. I do think that having the right support is now more important than ever.

I have seen in my own practice some hear breaking example of the trauma that has been left being by this pandemic.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPPD, Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • CPPD, Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Place 2 be, Level 3 Certificates in Children Counselling
  • Cruse Bereavement Care, Certificate in Bereavement counselling
  • Chrysalis, Advance Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Chrysalis, Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I have also been practicing privately as well as with Cruse Bereavement care, for the past six years.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

On your first contact we will agree on an initial consultation. This initial session will give us the opportunity to decide if therapy is the right path for you.

This might be the fist time that you will be given the possibility to express yourself openly and without feeling judged or this might be the fist time that you finally have a space that is just for you.

I can offer short term or opened ended integrative psychotherapy and counselling; for some people one or two sessions might be enough to tell there their story, to clarify their issues and think about ways of moving forward. Others might have deeper issues that will require long-term work, which can take months or even years. Everyone is different and will need different support.

Appointments are on a weekly basis, but this will be discussed at the first meeting.

Low cost counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evenings and weekends

The Fairford Leys Centre Hampden, Square Fairford Leys, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 7HT

49 Green Lanes, The Greenhouse, London, N16 9BU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Virginie Sussest
Virginie Sussest