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Sonia Freeman MBACP, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, BA(hons), DipHE

About me

  • COVID-19 During this difficult and uncertain time I will offer online therapy (Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp).

I am a qualified counsellor with experience working with adults.  I offer a warm, empathic, non judgemental and confidential space for you to talk freely of your concerns and explore the nature of the difficulties you are experiencing.
My aim is to work alongside you to help you gain a deeper understanding in yourself encouraging a healing process.

I work with individuals and couples facing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexuality, suicide.

My core approach to counselling is Psychodynamic which means I pay attention to unconscious feelings and how past experiences may have influenced your present patterns of behaviours. Our work will be collaborative and I will make sure that, during the therapeutic process, your needs are met and your pace respected.

Therapy for Couples
In my work with couples I incorporate elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) developed by Sue Johnson. EFT is a structured approach based on attachment theory, helping couple to understand and respond effectively to each other's need.

Our first meeting will give us the opportunity to discuss your expectations of counselling and to decide whether we are suited to work together.

My private practice is in Sutton SM2, easily reached by train and buses from Wimbledon, Clapham, Epson, Banstead. Sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I adhere to its ethical framework.

To discuss your situation, or set up an initial appointment, you are welcome to contact me by email sonia@youinmindcounselling.co.uk or leave a message on 07784851587.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) in Counselling.
  • HE Dip Psychodynamic Counselling.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (BEFT Externship, London).

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees


Individual therapy 50 min Session ……………...£ 50
Couple therapy 50 min Session…............…......£ 80

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Italian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Morning, afternoon, evening appointments

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Sonia Freeman MBACP, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, BA(hons), DipHE

Sonia Freeman MBACP, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, BA(hons), DipHE