Susan Holliday

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"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There's a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"
~ Leonard Cohen

As human beings we are all emotionally vulnerable at certain times in our lives. We may feel anxious, depressed or just plain stuck. For some emotions can be disturbed by change, loss or transition. Others simply become aware that there are long standing patterns of feeling and behaving which repeatedly get in the way of making good choices for life, sustain nourishing relationship or finding lasting fulfillment.

Most often the impulse to come to therapy stirs because something in our lives feels cracked or broken. This crack hurts and we reach out because we want the hurting to stop. Within the tradition of depth psychology this healing is not about patching over the crack, it’s about recognising a more expansive experience of ourselves which is pushing into our lives and seeking to be born. For the crack which brings us into therapy is also a doorway to a more authentic, purposeful and vital life – that’s how the light gets in.

As a Psychotherapist with 15 years experience I am committed to working creatively and in depth with individuals who are unhappy in themselves or in relationship with others. Rooted in Psychosynthesis my approach is relational, creative and integrative.

I have experience across a broad range of emotional issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and loss.  I have particular interest in issues of purpose, identity and meaning which surface at transitional points such as motherhood and mid life, and in disturbances surrounding creativity and self expression.

My client practice is based in Southfields in South West London. The practice is located on Replingham Road which is easily accessible by tube on the District Line (tube 3 mins walk) and by road and overground rail (Earlsfield BR 12 mins walk) from places such as Putney, Richmond, Clapham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon and Kingston.