Susan Rogers

Susan Rogers


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
01223 367934 or 07849 649209

Contact Susan

Therapist - Cambridge

Cambridge CB4
01223 367934 or 07849 649209
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a senior accredited counsellor / psychotherapist with 30 years’ experience,   trained in a range of approaches: psychodynamic, humanistic (University of Cambridge 1989) and CBT (WPF 2009), and in clinical supervision (Cambridge 1995). I see the work as a partnership in which my client and I work together to make sense of their emotional lives, and to work towards resolution and a more fulfilling life. I believe the therapeutic relationship is central to a good outcome, and that people can be empowered to continue the therapy themselves. My approach is constantly evolving, and I value ongoing training and development. I work with a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds including students, academics, school pupils, paramedics, young professionals, job seekers, retail workers, administrators, managers, health workers, fire fighters, police officers and retired people. Issues brought to me include work and relationship stress, depression and anxiety, PTSD, alcohol and drug-related issues, grief and loss, OCD, sleep and eating issues, abuse (I work with survivors and perpetrators), weight and body image and sexual and gender orientation. I work freelance and am registered with Bupa, Aviva, Retail Trust and AXA PPP Health Care, and am on the Private Practice Register. 

For 12 years I was Course Director of Counselling/ Psychotherapy Courses (Cambridge and Suffolk Universities), and have co-produced a Counselling Foundation Degree Course. I supervise College Counsellors and trainees, and, formerly, counsellors at Drinksense. I am a co-administrator of the Talking Therapies Inn, a monthly Cambridge forum for therapists. I also work as a volunteer with refugees from Syria and Iran. I believe this additional experience has enhanced my work and keeps me abreast of developments in the therapy field as well as in touch with local and global issues. I am fluent in Spanish and have lived in several European countries. 

Practice description

I work in a peaceful, private consulting room, a short walk from the centre of Cambridge, on the ground floor of my home, which has easy access from the street and a cloakroom in the same hallway. There is street parking and easy access to city buses. From the start of the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown I have been working remotely, on average 18 hours a week, using Zoom, WhatsApp video calls and telephone calls, with Zoom as the most popular mode of communication. I have found that the majority of existing and new clients are comfortable with this arrangement though of course I will be happy to resume face to face meetings when these are again allowed. For those who continue to self isolate or who are nervous about resuming face to face contact I will be happy to continue working remotely.

My first session

I see the first session as an opportunity for my client and I to meet and for them to decide whether they feel comfortable working with me ongoingly. I explain briefly how I work, and discuss confidentiality and the statutory exceptions to it, as well as any confidentiality policies set out by the Health Care Provider if relevant. I explain my cancellation policy – that I do not normally charge a fee, or count the session if there is a fixed number, provided they give me as much notice as reasonably possible. However if there are frequent cancellations I reserve the right to charge a fee or part fee. I then invite my prospective client to outline the issues that bring them to therapy, and ask if they feel comfortable with my taking some notes in this first session only. I make some suggestions as to how we might work on those issues. If working for an EAP provider who requires form – filling such as a CORE 34 (Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation) I generally take down that information early in the session. If the person is coming to me privately, we discuss the fee as I have a sliding scale. I ask for payment for the first session either in cash, by bank transfer or cheque. After that I am happy to invoice monthly or at a frequency chosen by my client, and to take payment in arrears. We discuss times and days of meeting and ideally arrange to meet at the same time each week. I offer flexibility for those working shifts or who cannot commit to a regular slot for other reasons.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - CAMBRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE CB4
01223 367934
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I did a 5 year training on the Cambridge LEA and University of Cambridge BCE course, and later a year’s supervision training, and a short course in CBT at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. I have almost 30 years experience as an integrative therapist in Cambridge, and have worked with a wide range of people and issues. I see the work increasingly as a partnership in which my client and I work together to make sense of their emotional lives and to work towards resolution and a more fruitful way of living. As well as working freelance, I am registered with several Health Care Insurance Providers including Bupa, Aviva and Axa PPP Health Care. I worked for many years as a Trainer and Course Director of Certificate and Diploma Courses in Counselling/ Psychotherapy, and before I left my last teaching post I co-produced a Foundation Degree Course in Counselling. I now supervise College Counsellors and am a co-founder and administrator of the Talking Therapies Inn in Cambridge, a monthly forum for therapists. I believe this additional experience has enhanced and informed my work as a therapist and keeps me abreast of developments in the therapy field as well as very much in touch with local issues.

What I can help with

Abuse, Bereavement, Depression, OCD, Relationships, Sexual identity, Stress, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited