Sonia Cerqueira HCPC Registered Psychologist MBACP (in French and English)
Hello and welcome.
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.
My approach is open, flexible and collaborative.
I am registered with WPS, CIGNA, BUPA, AXAPPP, BUPA, AVIVA and 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French and English|
Week days, Saturdays and evenings.
Types of client