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DCounsPsych. HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist.

About me

Hi I am Dr Sonia Ahmed, a chartered counselling psychologist who is registered with both the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I believe that each persons experience is individual and unique, and that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to therapy. Therefore my therapeutic approach takes on an integrative stance, in which I will often draw upon a number of therapeutic models and techniques, tailored to each individuals needs. Regardless of your treatment plan, developing a strong therapeutic relationship, will be the core of therapy. This means that sessions will be based on empathy, trust, warmth, non judgmental and compassion, whilst being adaptive to each of your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience of providing psychological therapy to individuals in a variety of services and settings. These include NHS primary and secondary care mental health services, and not for profit organisations, as well as more traditional counselling settings. Through clinical work, I have significant experience of working with a range of issues and difficulties, varying from day to day stress to severe mental health issues.

Training & Qualifications:

  • PsychD Counselling Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Couples Counselling
  • PTSD & Complex Trauma
  • Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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From £85.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute introductory call via telephone. This will be an initial consultation allowing us to discuss your needs and answer any questions or queries you may have.

£85 for individual therapy (50 minutes per session)

£100 for couples therapy (50 minutes per session)

Sessions are conducted weekly and normally occur on the same day and time each week.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have flexibility with my availability so feel free to contact me if you require a specific day or time that it not marked on the calendar.

Further information

If you would like to get in contact with me you can email, call me or send me a text. I am also on whatsapp. We will arrange an introductory call followed by an initial consultation session at a time that best suits us both. This initial session will give us the opportunity to meet each other and talk a little about what you would like to get out of therapy sessions, and how therapy works, as well as to answer any questions or queries you may have. If you are happy to continue, we will arrange our next session together.

Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces