About me

Welcome

You have taken the first step towards making a change in your life.

I am a psychotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience working in both in and outpatient services. I treat all major mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, phobias, work/home related stresses, bereavement and addiction.

My specialisation and passion lie in the field of  disordered eating, body dysmorphia and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive eating). It is generally assumed that eating is natural but for someone struggling with disordered eating nothing could be further from the truth. It is my beliefe that  food is the symptom but not the cause. I aim to help you through the emotional maze that has led you to this point, so that you can enjoy a healthy relationship with food, your body and yourself.

My approach

I work from an integrative humanistic perspective, which focuses on the ‘here and now’ experience of the person. The goal of counselling is to achieve greater self-awareness and encourage the client to take greater responsibility for their lives. These changes are facilitated within a therapeutic relationship which is non-judgemental and accepting of the client’s world.

I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

MSc in Psychology ,                                                                                                      Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Systemic Therory
Adanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling /Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychol.
Dip. Practionner Skills for Eating Disorders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Obesity treatment and weight management.
Post bariatric surgery (gastric banding) counselling

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees for individual sessions : £55-£70.00

Couples sessions: £75.00

Family sessions: £85.00

Aviva and Bupa approved practitioner

Availability

I am available on Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings.

Daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

Professional Memberships
MBACP (accred)(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
BPS (British Psychological Society)
BEAT

I adhere to the BACP's ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’. My work is supervised and I am fully insured.

Headley Down
Hampshire
GU35

The Practice Rooms
160 - 162 Church Road
Brighton And Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2DL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Additional languages

French; German

Sonja Antony

Sonja Antony