I am not currently taking on any new clients.
Making the first step to enter therapy can feel anxiety provoking and overwhelming. I do keep this in mind and endeavour to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible to start exploring what has brought you to therapy.
I have many years of experience providing individual and group psychotherapy in humanistic, psychodynamic, and CBT modalities with clients from all backgrounds.
I believe that the needs of the client come before my affiliation to one specific therapeutic approach. I have had extensive training in theory and practice of person-centered, psychodynamic, and CBT frameworks. I believe all these approaches have something to offer and my practice borrows from the approach I think best suit the needs of the client.
Above all else, I am an open, caring, and warm therapist and my clients have thanked me for offering a space to explore their difficulties and strengths in a safe space.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently in the final stages of completing a professional doctorate in counselling psychology at the University of Roehampton. Some information about my research project can be found here https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/research-centres/centre-for-research-in-social-and-psychological-transformation/doctoral-students/sofie-heien/
I hold a first class BSc in psychology.
- Mentalization Based Treatment Basic Training - Anna Freud Centre
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Breathworks
- Meditation and Drama Therapy - Samutthana Trauma Group
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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