Dr Valerie SuarezConsultant 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.