Sonia Cerqueira HCPC Registered Psychologist MBACP (in French and English)
Hello and welcome.
During the COVID-19 outbreak I am offering online support.
Reaching out for help is not easy, and you might find it difficult to talk to a total stranger. But you will see with time that I care for your well being and that I truly believe that my support can help you make a positive change in your life.
I offer a client centered compassionate and non judgmental psychological support for short-term counselling (12 sessions) and longer-term psychotherapy (open ended) and use a range of modern approaches depending on client needs (CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, Psychodynamic).
My approach is open, flexible and collaborative.
I am registered with WPA, CIGNA, BUPA, AXAPPP, BUPA, AVIVA, VITALITY...
With my professional support, you will discover that you are not stuck and that you have options to break the cycle. You have the capacity to make choices that will lead to your success. Along the way, you will lower your anxiety and draw on new resources for the future.
I am a French HCPC registered and BPS chartered psychologist trained in Paris and London.
I am registered as a practitioner counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), which is the regulatory body for practitioner Psychologists in the United Kingdom.
I am BACP registered.
I provide therapy in English and in French in my practices in Holborn and Kensington.
I see both adult and child clients for short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy.
I have particular experience and interest in :
-Expatriation and identity issues
-Work related issues
-Anxiety and depression
Therapy is about a supportive non judgemental relationship between client and therapist. We both share the responsibility for the success of your therapy. If we decide to work together, we shall define the axes for which you wish to be accompanied and we shall review the outcomes of therapy on a regular basis.
My support is meant to be temporary and lasts as long as you feel it is important for you. Its main purpose is to enable you to consolidate the autonomy necessary to be the best self you can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Psychologist and Humanistic trained counsellor qualified both in Paris and in London. I am BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and BPS (British Psychological Society) registered and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
Confidentiality is highly valued and guaranteed.
I have experience working with:
-The NHS in primary mental health care for adults
-MIND mental health clinic
-The London Metropolitan University providing therapy for students
-Place2B providing therapy for children in their school
Having previous corporate experience in various Industries such as Banking and Oil and Gas (Total, Société Générale, Accenture) before becoming a therapist, I have a particular interest in workplace stress as a reaction to excessive pressures placed on high achieving individuals.
Having lived and worked in several countries across Europe, Africa and Asia, I have deep understanding of expatriation related issues and the impact on identity and sense of belonging.
I can help you in the following areas:
-Burnout and work-related stress
-Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
-Anxiety and panic attacks
-Low self-esteem / self-confidence
-Family and relationship issues
-Relationship issues, or couples issues
-Separation, loss and bereavement
-Body image disturbances
-Life transitions and change
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 minutes long at the same time each week. I am registered as a psychologist with WPA, CIGNA, BUPA, AXAPPP, AVIVA and VITALITY.
Fees are 100 pounds per session.
Concessions are available for students and depending on circumstances.
Sessions can be funded independently or through a third party (including medical insurance).