My name is Sonia and I understand how difficult it feels to think about therapy, and to choose a Counsellor. It can feel very confusing and worrying. Try it, its never what we expect it to be. I offer a comfortable, relaxed space where you can explore your feelings without being judged. My role is to work with you to help understand what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through these troubles.
I have worked for 23 years supporting adults, young people and juveniles and their families within a secure setting.
At the Childrens society I have worked with parents/carers who are experiencing difficulties with their childrens’ emotional well-being and/or challenging behaviour. This has either been in a school setting, one to one, family or group work. I also work in schools with 8 yr to 19 yr olds raising awareness of risky behaviours and promoting healthy relationships.
I have experience counselling for Macmillan Cancer Support in a hospital setting. Supporting those diagnosed with cancer and its treatment or with the loss of a loved.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Counselling Qualifications include:
- BACP registered counsellor
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Cert Counselling Studies
- Cert Counselling Skills
- Cert working with sex and relationships
- Cert in The Incredible Years: Parent, Teachers and children training series
- Triple P (positive parenting program) Accreditation
- Cert in working with Abuse, Trauma and Dissociation
- Cert in Dealing with Vicarious Trauma
- Foundation mediation skills
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Call for a Free consultation, without obligation. This is an opportunity for us to talk about your reasons for seeking counselling and to explore the ways in which we might work together.
I charge £45 for a full 60 minute session.
I offer reduced rates for student Counsellors