Dr Sonia Marquardt
Chartered Counselling Psychologist, CPsychol
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Counselling or psychotherapy can help at points in our lives when we have particular difficulties. Common issues which I can offer help with include feeling low, depressed, lonely, stressed or anxious, relationship difficulties, family issues, issues from childhood, loss, a history of abuse and low self-esteem and confidence. We can work together to understand the causes of the issue and find ways to cope and manage challenging thoughts and feelings.
I offer a free initial consultation, up to 15 minutes, to get an overview of what brings you to therapy, and for you to get a sense of who I am. I can answer any questions that you may have about the process or how I work. If you feel that I am the right therapist for you and wish to continue and see me for therapy, we will book an assessment session.
I have worked with clients of all ages, including adults from 18-70+, as well as young people from 13-17 years old. I have more than six years of experience working in mental health, four of which were in the NHS. Also, I have worked for a charity for young people (11-25 year olds) and a homeless charity.
My approach to psychotherapy and what I offer
My approach to psychotherapy includes shared-decision making and a focus on your goals and what you want to achieve from the therapy. I work in an integrative way and adapt the therapy to your individual needs. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space, where clients feels safe, respected and valued.
I am qualified in delivering a number of models of therapy. I give a brief overview below. You can read more about these therapies under 'Therapies offered' section at the bottom of my profile.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) involves understanding how your thoughts and behaviour can affect the way you feel and act.
Psychodynamic therapy explores how past experiences can impact your current thoughts and experiences and aims to bring the unconscious into conscious awareness.
Person-centred therapy sees humans as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. The therapist understands the clients experience from their perspective.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. I can see you for therapy face-to-face, online or over the phone, depending on what your preference is. Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to arrange an initial consultation.
About the location of my practice
I'm located in the heart of Richmond, very close to Richmond station. My practice is easily accessible by bus, train, car, the district line, British Rail and the overground. Additionally, the building and therapy room have full wheelchair accessibility.
I am registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
Private medical insurance
I am a registered health care provider with AXA Health, Aetna, Vitality, Cigna, WPA and AVIVA. If you would like your health insurance provider to pay for your sessions, please contact them with my name and they will give you an authorisation code for a specified number of sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional doctorate (PsychD) in Counselling Psychology
MSc (Master of Science) in Applied Psychological Research in Child and Adult Psychopathology
BSc (Bachelor of Science) with honours in Psychology and Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£120.00 per session
Initial telephone consultation – free up to 15 minutes
Assessment session- £120 per 50 minute session
Weekly individual therapy - £120 per 50 minute session
Couples therapy - £150 per 50 minute session
When I work
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
The building where my private practice is based is fully accessible.