I am a fully qualified Counsellor offering Counselling and TA (Transactional Analysis) Psychotherapy working with adults, both individuals and couples, my practice offers you a space either online or face-to-face. I have several years experience working with adults who come for many different reasons including depression, anxiety, anger, OCD, family issues, trauma, low self esteem and stress. Have you been feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like everything’s getting on top of you?
Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for your own thoughts?
Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating?
Perhaps memories from your past are holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to address them; in a safe environment with a professional.
Or maybe you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life.
If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
I offer a safe environment and a warm non judgemental relationship. Working together we can increase the capacity for personal change and help you feel more in control of your life. I enjoy working with "people" - so most of all I am interested in you as an individual, in you as a person and especially your narrative or "story". What has happened in your life and what is going on right now that might be causing you distress.
The strength of our working relationship is key to the success of counselling. I believe you are the expert on yourself and your life but sometimes we need someone to help us reflect and think more clearly for a period of time. I respect that all of us are individuals and all have diverse and different experiences, feelings and beliefs.
The main approach I use in my practice is Transactional Analysis (TA) psychotherapy. See http://www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk/what-is-transactional-analysis/ for more information. I also integrate learning and experience from other approaches to suit the individual.
I offer short and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy, which can also be discussed at our first session.
The work that I do is ethical, professional and closely supervised. I am a current member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis) and UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) who monitor standards of competence and ethical practice for TA practitioners.
Is Therapy Right For Me?
Choosing to take part in therapy can be a daunting experience. It is really important to find someone that you feel you can work with. My philosophy is that the relationship we will create is the key to therapy. The way in which I work is based on the principles of Transactional Analysis and the use of counselling skills.
I offer warm, supportive counselling as well as focussed change work.
I work very hard to keep a keen and sharp edge as a therapist and to offer excellence in my practice. I would be glad to hear from you if this sounds the right direction for you.
What happens first?
When you contact me I will respond within 24 hours, we will then arrange an initial free of charge telephone or online appointment to discuss what brings you to therapy and if I am someone you believe you can work with. At this point you can ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have. If we decide to proceed we will then agree a suitable time for us to meet.
For an informal, confidential discussion or to book an appointment please call on 07419 766066 or email on email@example.com
You can find more information about me by viewing my website at www.sonastherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
UKATA Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. The TA Training Organisation
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
TA Training Organisation – Certificate in Transactional Analysis Practice
How To Do Counselling Online Certificate
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis. The TA Training Organisation
Transactional Analysis 101. Physis Edinburgh
Trauma Training, Pandora’s Box Training
Various TA CPD certificates
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) – Business Management
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Sessions last 60 minutes
Free initial consultation - Circa 45 minutes
Individuals - £45
Couples - £55