Dr Valerie Suarez

Consultant Psychologist

Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol, BSc (Hons), DPsych)

Dr Suarez is a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).


She has over seventeen years’ experience working across a range of NHS settings with adults presenting with a wide variety of difficulties (e.g. chronic illness, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties). Her clinical experience and her doctoral training exposed her to a broad spectrum of therapeutic approaches, skills and tools.  This enables her to tailor her interventions to best fit her clients’ individual concerns and needs.


Dr Suarez is a warm and skilled practitioner whose strength and passion lie in building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients, helping them feel safe enough to explore, identify and work with their difficulties.


Her special interest is in third-wave cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); namely mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural therapy (DBT), Compassion Focussed therapy (CFT) and schema therapy.


She is committed to continuous professional development (CPD) and has recently passed a random CPD audit by the HCPC


Dr Suarez was awarded a 1st class BSc(Hons) in Psychology and Counselling and a Practitioner Doctorate (PsychD) in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology  from the University of Surrey.

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