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Inspirational Change Therapies Counselling in Maidstone, Kent

Counselling and Psychotherapy Service in Maidstone

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My name is Susana Oppey, I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with BABCP. I specialise in treating trauma and depression. I do trauma work using CBT and EMDR (in training). I also treat Adjustment disorders, Travel phobia and depression resulting from physical injuries and pain. I am also a registered Interpersonal Psychotherapy(IPT) Practitioner registered with IPT UK. I treat birth trauma and post natal depression using a combination of CBT and IPT strategies to help mothers recover from birth trauma and and sometimes post-natal depression to make the transition into motherhood. It can be challenging adjusting to changes as a new mum. I have experience in working with birth trauma within an IAPT service and within my private practice.

I run a modern client centred private practice in Maidstone close to Rochester, Chatham, Aylesford and Tonbridge. I have been doing most of my clinical work in trauma and depression treatment. My approach is that of compassion and curiosity when working with you. I strive to understand the difficulties so we can me more effective in the of treatment plans and strategies. IPT has a good evidence base for treating recurrent severe depression. I have a wide experience in working as a psychotherapist within the NHS and independent practice. You can find out more about me on my About Me page.

CBT or counselling interventions would help you to 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 could start to change them. We can work together to inspire the change.

More than anything I just want to say thank you for helping me to get to the point I’m now, it’s such a relief and I’m very grateful for your help.
Sandra A. Client

What can I Offer?

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I have ample experience in working with clients presenting with a range of mental health difficulties. I use CBT as my main treatment approach. I have sixteen years experience as a mental health practitioner working both within the NHS and private practice. My background is in mental health nursing. I have four years experience working as a CBT therapist. I currently work as CBT therapist in my private practice three days a week whilst I work in the NHS part-time. I have experience in treating a range of psychological difficulties however I specialise in treating psychological trauma and the challenges it presents to the individual's life. I also have special interest in treating psychosexual problems using CBT approaches.

I am qualified in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) which is a recognized treatment for severe depression. For some clients this would be the most effective treatment to help them recover from depression which is maintained by the tensions they experience in their relationships.

I aim to inspire hope in those struggling with mental health difficulties. I offer person centred therapeutic approache specifically tailored to their needs. I take a collaborative approach to my work with clients involving them in decision making about their treatment at a time that can be confusing and overwhelming for them.

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 or IPT treatment are welcomed from; individuals, GPs, Case managers, Solicitors and other health professionals and referral 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.

Who can benefit from my service?

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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
  • Worry and anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Trauma and Fear
  • Family problems
  • Relationship/interpersonal difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • 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.

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