Sonia T Piergiovanni

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MBACP (Accred), BA (Hons) | Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London E18 & E11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an accredited counsellor psychotherapist offering both short and long-term therapy for a variety of issues including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, relationship problems and family conflict, domestic violence, self-harm, compulsive behaviours, gender identity disorders, trauma and PTSD.

I work with adolescents, young adults (18-25-year-olds), and adults on a weekly basis. I have worked in private practice and in educational settings for over 10 years.

As a therapist, my goal is to help you learn more about yourself in order to live with more clarity and thereby to better your life.

I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space which can help your self-exploration. I speak English and Italian and I can work in both languages.

How I can help you?

My approach to psychotherapy is  non-directive and aims at helping you discover more about yourself and explore unconscious aspects of your behaviour, thoughts and emotions. I believe that psychotherapy is a growing process that comes about through the unique therapeutic relationship between therapist and patient. My dual psychotherapy training in Person-centred and Psychodynamic therapy is reflected in my way of working: exploring the narratives that emerge in your life, and conveying an accurate understanding of your experience; seeking meaning of current conflicts through making connections between your past and present; enhancing your self-awareness. Developing a better understanding of yourself might help you manage your emotions beyond the therapeutic space and move towards change.

When working with adolescents, I regularly offer parent consultations. When a team approach is needed, I work in liaison with GPs, psychiatrists and other colleagues to best support you.

Initial consultation

A first session with me carries no obligation to begin therapy but offers an opportunity to explore what psychotherapy can be like and how it could help. I find it works well to have at least two meetings at the outset, to allow time to conduct an assessment and pay careful attention to what would be most helpful for your and to plan accordingly.

Please call me on 07523 550561 or email me and we can discuss how I can support you. There is no obligation to book an initial session. I offer a brief telephone consultation free of charge.

I work both in person and online when that is more convenient.

I have full indemnity insurance and I am DBS checked.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Qualification Diploma in Jungian Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adolescents and Young Adults. SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology) – London, UK
  • One Year Certificate in Jungian Clinical Practice. SAP (Society of Analytical Psychology) – London, UK
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. SEG Awards ABC – London, UK
  • BA (Hons) in Humanities (Cultural Anthropology). University of Perugia – Perugia, Italy
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome Training  WAES – London, UK

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

In person therapy: £50 (off-peak commencing before 6pm/post 2pm Saturdays), £60 (peak). Each session is 50 minutes.

Online therapy: £40 (off-peak commencing before 6pm/post 2pm Saturdays), £45 (peak). Each session is 50 minutes.

When I work

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Old Forge/75-77 Station Passage, London, South Woodford, E18 1JL

London, Greater London, E11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Additional languages

Italian

Italian

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Sonia T Piergiovanni
Sonia T Piergiovanni