Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR & Supervision
in Cranbrook with Susan Sissons MBACP (Accred)
EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor / Consultant

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Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Mindfulness & Supervision in Cranbrook & Online

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant with 17 years' experience in the field of psychological therapy. Since qualifying as a Counsellor in 2003, I have completed many additional trainings in trauma-focused approaches (including EMDR), systemic approaches, mindfulness, CBT and supervision. I have worked with a broad range of clients presenting with many different issues in the NHS in Primary Care, in the Welfare Department of Kent Police and in private practice. I work with clients experiencing symptoms of trauma, anxiety (including performance anxiety), low mood and phobias. Clients also come to me to address relationship issues and habits/behaviours they would like to change. I describe my approach is Integrative, with a Person-Centred philosophy underpinning all of my work. I am particularly interested in working to relieve my clients of present day difficulties which may have their roots in trauma. This may be single incident trauma or more chronic, and possibly subtle, attachment trauma from childhood. I work mainly with attachment-focused EMDR and Internal Family Systems, both of which are powerful ways of understanding yourself and both of which gently and creatively support transformation and healing.  As well as counselling, psychotherapy and EMDR trauma-focused therapy, I offer clinical supervision and am a teacher of mindfulness.

‘Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through life without any obstacles…we would not be as strong as we could have been and we would never fly!’
Lessons from a Butterfly, Author Unknown

Clients come to see me from the surrounding villages of Staplehurst, Hawkhurst, Goudhurst, and Horsmonden, as well as from the nearby towns of Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone. Counselling, supervision & EMDR sessions are also available Online via Zoom.

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