Dr Susie Rudge
What I can help with
- Grief and Bereavement
- Career Change
- Health Anxiety
- Life Goals
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Personality difficulties
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Mentalisation Based Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
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.
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 as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in the NHS at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, delivering both group and individual therapeutic interventions and assessment to people with chronic and persistent pain as part of a community outpatient Musculoskeletal Department. Susie previously worked in the same NHS Trust as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist 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 physical health conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and other long term health conditions as well as mental health difficulties including mild to severe anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, bereavement, psychosis and personality disorders. She relies heavily on techniques from third-wave approaches such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
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 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 crises. 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, and also reviews books and proposals for large publishing houses such as Cambridge University Press.