Dr Susie Meisel
My name is Dr Meisel and I am based at our North East London clinic in Central Walthamstow. I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, having completed a Clinical Doctorate as well as a PhD. I have considerable experience working in the NHS, academia and the third sector. My aim is to help people who come to see me build a rich, meaningful life and reach their full potential in a way that works for them.
I have experience in working with individuals and families across all ages who may face one or more of the following difficulties: They may struggle with anxiety, low mood, depression, OCD, stress, or physical health difficulties; or they may have difficulties adjusting to a change in their life, finding their place in the world, have problems building and maintaining relationships, or feeling easily overwhelmed by strong emotions. In my NHS role, many of the people who come to see me have a history of trauma, and/or are neurodiverse.
It is crucial for me to place my clients at the heart of everything I do. I strongly believe that individuals are the experts on their lives, and that it is my job to assist them in harnessing this expertise. I aim to support clients in developing lasting skills and trust in their ability to weather the ups and downs of life. My clients say that they value working with me because I am straight-forward, open, and warm, which allows them to explore their difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental space.
The Models I work with
I am trained in a number of evidence-based, specialist models of therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness approaches. I work collaboratively with each client to produce an individually tailored therapeutic program based on their needs, values, and goals.
Training and Qualifications
DBT for Couples and Families (Dr Alan Fruzzetti, 2021)
DBT Foundational Training (British Isles DBT, 2020)
Introduction to ACT (Contextual Consulting 2018)
Motivational interviewing (2012)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, 2019
PhD, Psychology, University College London, 2014
MSc (Neuroscience), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, 2009
BAppSc (Psychology), Deakin University, Melbourne, 2007