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Dr Susie Rudge

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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Approach

It can be hard to take the first step towards seeking help in times of distress and crisis. I like to focus on individuals’ resilience and motivation to seek change in order to help them to better understand and overcome their difficulties. Through evidence-based therapeutic models, I use a collaborative, warm and empathic approach to help identify and address challenges, draw upon strengths and take the necessary steps towards achieving therapeutic goals.  

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar
  • Career Change
  • Confidence
  • Happiness
  • Health Anxiety
  • Life Goals
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic
  • Personality difficulties
  • Psychosis
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma

Experience

Susie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, UK. Susie completed her clinical training at University College London and then spent some time focusing on research into treatment for personality disorder. Susie currently works part-time in the NHS at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust delivering both group and individual therapy on an inpatient ward and in an outpatient recovery team for adults experiencing personality disorder and acute mental health crises. Susie has experience working with a range of mental health difficulties including mild to severe anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, psychosis and personality disorders. She uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mentalisation-Based Therapy as well as third -wave approaches such as Mindfulness and Compassion-Focused therapies.

Susie also works with The Loss Foundation charity delivering Cognitive-Behavioural based group therapy to adults bereaved by cancer in both weekly sessions and weekend workshops. Susie is an advocate of Acceptance and Commitment therapy for coping with loss and grief.  

Susie is a keen researcher and is currently working on projects regarding therapist factors and treatment outcome in borderline personality disorder and the efficacy of psychoeducation groups for mental health crisis. She has presented papers at national conferences and published her work in peer-reviewed journals. Susie acts as an independent peer reviewer for personality disorder manuscripts submitted to a variety of international journals. 

About me

I’m qualified in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (individual and group).

Qualifications

  • University of Birmingham - B.Sc Hons Psychology 
  • University College London - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Mentalisation Based Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
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