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About me

If you are looking for a therapist to help you understand and manage your problems, issues or symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma-related symptoms, a lack of self-worth or relationship difficulties, I might be able to offer you a more in-depth understanding of your problem and some support to put the necessary changes in place to get better.

I am a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of professional experience in various areas and I am providing long-term and brief Psychotherapy and Counselling from both a Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and a spiritual perspective.

Providing a trusting space for my clients in a co-operative therapeutic relationship is important to me.

I enjoy working with metaphors, images and dreams and like to encourage clients to tap into their own creativity during therapy.

I also offer clinical supervision from a psychodynamic perspective.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP - registered Psychotherapist with a postgraduate training in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and a Psychologist with a Master-level degree obtained in Germany.

I also obtained a certificate as Clinical Supervisor with the Society for Analytical Psychology in London (SAP).

Additionally I did foundation courses in Systemic Family Therapy and CBT, and I have attended several training modules in trauma therapy.

I have been working as a Psychologist/Psychotherapist for more than 20 years in various clinical settings and private practice.

For most of the time I have been working for the NHS in both Primary Care (IAPT) and Secondary Care Mental Health Services and thus have a lot of experience in all kinds of mental health problems, psychological symptoms and issues, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, self-harm, bereavement, childhood abuse, trauma and relationship problems.

As a Supervisor I have been working with many different therapists from various professional backgrounds, and I also have experience as a training therapist for psychotherapy and counselling trainees.

My training also included the use of imaginative methods to explore and transform the inner emotional world.


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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge
£50 for individual sessions (1 hour)
£75 for couple sessions (1.5 hours)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

My understanding of problems:
My path in life led me to extensive studies of Jungian Psychology, spiritual concepts and Astrology in addition to my professional trainings which has expanded my psychotherapeutic understanding of emotional problems and crises.
I came to see these as necessary critical stages in life which have the function to further our personal growth and to instigate the necessary changes:
- Each symptom conveys a message which calls for change
- Crises are opportunities for growth
- Life is the Path to increasing awareness which often includes suffering as a gateway to transformation, wholeness and content

Folkestone
Kent
CT20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Due to COVID I am currently only offering sessions online via video consultation or on the phone.

Languages offered

German

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and trained with the Society for Analytical Psychology (SAP) in London.

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Sonja Plaschka, Psychoanalyst & Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.)

Sonja Plaschka, Psychoanalyst & Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (UKCP reg.)