My name is Susana Oppey, I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and counsellor BABCP with a private practice in Maidstone close to Rochester, Chatham, Aylesford and Tonbridge. I also work as a CBT Therapist in an NHS Psychological Therapies Service in London. You can find out more about me on my About Me page.
As a psychotherapist and counsellor I offer talking therapy using CBT interventions. I also offer Compassion Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Mindfulness approaches. I see clients in a purpose built office and privately rented day offices with disabled access in Maidstone near Rochester, Chatham, Aylesford and Tonbridge.
CBT or counselling interventions would help you look at how the difficulties may have developed however, it focuses on how it is being maintained currently. It helps you to understand the mechanisms that keeps your difficulties going and how you can start to change them. We can work together to inspire the change.
I have ample experience of working with clients presenting with a range of mental health difficulties, using CBT as my main treatment approach. I have over twelve years experience as a mental health practitioner. Eight years working as a mental health nurse (full-time) and about three years working as a CBT therapist full-time practitioner. I currently work as CBT therapist and counsellor offering private practice three days a week whilst I work in the NHS. I have experience in treating a range of psychological difficulties including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, Specific phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and low self-esteem. I also have special interest in treating psychosexual difficulties using CBT approaches. I have experience in working with clients who are struggling with work related stress, relationship difficulties, anger issues and chronic pain from long term conditions. I have worked successfully with clients who were struggling with grief and loss, guilt and shame, sexual and other forms of abuse.
In my psychotherapy and counselling work, I aim to inspire hope in those struggling with mental health issues and looking for therapy specifically tailored to their needs. I offer individualised interventions that explores more helpful strategies with clients to enable them to cope with what can be confusing and overwhelming situations.
I inspire change by using evidence based interventions recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Referrals for CBT treatment and counselling are welcomed from; individuals, GPs, and other health professionals or other agencies. I welcome any further enquiries. Please get in touch today to start your change. 07506 092057 I am usually in clinic so I may not be able to take your call straight away but I will be able to return your call if you leave a message. It may also be more convenient to send an Email requesting a call back for a discussion about your current needs.
The range of common emotional difficulties that brings individuals to seek my help includes the following:
- Low mood, feelings of emptiness
- Depression and a sense of hopelessness
- Fear and anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Low self esteem
- Family problems
- Relationship difficulties
- Dealing with important life changes
As your counsellor and CBT therapist, my private practice is in Maidstone, within easy reach of West Malling, Rochester and Tonbridge. See my Contact page for further details.