Guy Suter: Masters (Psychology) CPsychol
◦  2 hours are typically reserved for the first appointment although self paying clients will only be charged £60 (i.e. excludes clients funded by medical insurance or employers)  ◦  Please email or call to make an appointment  ◦

Service fee

Per appointment (session):

  • £60 (self paying clients)
  • £80 (medical insurance or corporate clients)

Appointments

  • Service hours
    • Appointments are currently only available Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 15:00.
  • Cancellations or missed appointments
    • Regretably cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice before the appointment are charged for in full and are not likely to be paid for by medical insurerers.

Payment options

  • Cash or bank card
    • Payment is made at the end of each session
    • Paypal Mastercard Maestro Visa
  • Medical insurance
    • Although this practice is recognised by a number of insurers (e.g. Allianz, Aviva, etc.), you would need to check with your insurer that your particular policy pays for our services before booking a session.
  • Online payment (PayPal)
      Choose session (consultation) rate:

Types of problems

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According to the mental health charity 'Mind', "1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year". It seems likely then that most people may experience some form of mental health problem in their life time, either as a result of long standing issues, more recent life experiences or both. While we may do our best to cope when these difficulties arise, sometimes our coping strategies are not enough or may even lead to more problems leaving us feeling overwhelmed. We all could do with some extra help at times like these.

This practice works with clients suffering from more common, less complex mental health difficulties, such as mild to moderate forms of depression or anxiety. Psychological assessments, formulations (explanations) and therapy are offered to clients experiencing problems relating to:

  • Mood (affect)

    Difficulties with mood tend to fall into 3 basic groups: elevated mood (e.g. mania [extreme euphoria/ irritability] or hypomania [not as severe as mania but problematic]), low mood (e.g. major depression - commonly called clinical depression, unipolar depression, or major depression), and moods which cycle between low and elevated (e.g. between mania and depression, known as bipolar disorder but formerly known as manic depression). This pratice currently only focuses on difficulties relating to low (depressed) mood, such as:

    • Depression
      Core symptoms of depression:
      • Persistent sadness or low mood nearly every day (i.e. felt down, depressed, or hopeless)
      • Loss of interests or pleasure in most activities (i.e. little interest or pleasure in doing things).
      Other symptoms of depression:
      • Fatigue or loss of energy.
      • Worthlessness, excessive or inappropriate guilt.
      • Recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, or actual suicide attempts.
      • Diminished ability to think/concentrate or increased indecision.
      • Psychomotor agitation or retardation.
      • Insomnia/hypersomnia.
      • Changes in appetite and/or weight loss.

      Symptoms should have been present persistently for at least two weeks and must have caused clinically significant distress and impairment. If you have at least 5 symptoms, 1 of which is a core symptom, then you may be suffering from clinical depression.

      • Subthreshold depressive symptoms: 2-4 symptoms and usually able to cope with everyday life.
      • Mild depression: 5-6 symptoms that interfere slightly with the persons daily functioning.
      • Moderate depression: 7 symptoms that interfere moderately with the persons daily functioning.
      • Severe depression: 8-9 symptoms that interfere significantly with the persons daily functioning.
    • Persistent subthreshold depressive (dysthymia)
      Symptoms required:
      • Subthreshold depression
      • Has at least 2 years of depressed mood for more days than not, which is not the consequence of a partially resolved 'major' depression.
    • Atypical depression
      Core symptoms:
      • reactive mood (i.e., mood improves in response to actual or potential positive events)
      Other symptoms: (at least 2 required)
      • significant weight gain or increase in appetite
      • leaden paralysis (i.e., heavy, leaden feelings in arms or legs)
      • excessive sleepiness (hypersomnia)
      • long-standing pattern of sensitivity to rejection resulting in significant social or occupational impairment
  • Anxiety

    Difficulties involving feelings of anxiety (i.e. worry about a future event) and fear (a reaction to a current event), which typically cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, nausea, shakiness, etc. This practice currently only focuses on the following difficulties:

    • Generalized anxiety
      Symptoms include:
      • xxx
      • xxx
    • Specific phobias
      Symptoms include:
      • xxx
      • xxx
    • Panic disorder
      Symptoms include:
      • xxx
    • Obsessive–compulsive disorder
      Symptoms include:
      • xxx
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
      Symptoms include:
      • xxx

Unfortunately this page is still currently under revision. For more information please email guysuter@outlook.com.

Service focus

This practice assists clients with the following:

  • Anxiety (e.g. phobias/ fears, OCD)
  • Mood (e.g. low mood or clinical depression)
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Adjustment to significant life events/ transitions

Interventions

This practice offers the following therapies:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Brief psychodynamic therapy
  • Person centered therapy (Rogerian)
  • Relaxation training for stress/ anxiety
  • Basic mindfulness training

Additional information

  • BPS member (Chartered status)
  • Supervised by a DPsych, BABCP & BPS accredited psychologist
  • Continual professional development focus (e.g. completing a Master Practitioner Diploma in CBT approved by the BPS Learning Centre)
  • Data Protection (ICO Registered)
  • Enhanced DBS (CRB) 2013/14

Practice summary information

Guy Suter |Pychotherapist | Crawley


Independent private practice offering a psychotherapy service in Crawley, Horsham and East Grinstead

99 North Road
Three Bridges
Crawley
West Sussex
United Kingdom
RH10 1SQ

07504115969
guysuter@outlook.com

Monday – Friday | 10:00–15:00