Sonja Beacham

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MA,UKCP reg Psychotherapist, EMDR prac, NCPS Senior accred,
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This professional is available for new clients.

Nottingham NG9 & London W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in offering EMDR sessions.

Psychotherapy and Counselling sessions are available  to clients aged 18 and upwards to help people overcome emotional difficulties caused by current life challenges or by past events.

As an experienced therapist with over 30 years of experience, my personal life experience and training to date have shaped me to be straightforward, down-to-earth and forward-thinking.

I am passionate about my work and the long-term benefits that can be gained by increasing awareness and developing new skills and creative solutions  to apply to old problems. An Accredited Psychotherapist with UKCP and senior accredited therapist with NCS, (the National Counselling Society). I offer online appointments, telephone appointments and face-to-face sessions  using short term focussed approaches and also offer longer term sessions to work with more complex difficulties.

What I can help with

Sessions can help you deal with emotional difficulties eg depression, loss, relationship difficulties work stress anxiety, OCD and phobias and can help improve physical health issues eg difficult sleep, panic attacks, pain problems, migraines and other physical health issues that can have stress components to them.

Together we will explore areas of difficulty and focus  on the changes that you want to make. 

Your appointments

Appointments are often weekly.Short-term can be helpful if you want to focus on a particular issue or recent experience and have a readily identifiable issue. The longer-term may suit you better if you want to make some changes on a deeper level. You dont need to know which you want/need before coming, we will work this out together.

EMDR is available as a stand-alone therapy or blended into our sessions to help process past or current events that may be blocking your progress and EMDR can be a very different experience to conventional talk therapy and is an effective approach for a range of issues. Some sessions of EMDR  may involve minimal therapist-client talking. Some clients find this easier.

Starting to work with a therapist can be one of the best decisions you make.

In a time of uncertainty, it can be easy to put yourself low down on the priority list. Being more comfortable in the way you feel is likely to support you in making the decisions you need to in a more decisive way. Do feel free to ask any questions.

Don't worry if you don't know what you need at the outset, we will work out together the best way forward for you.

I work with many presenting issues, some are listed below, if your issue is not listed here it does not mean that I don't work with it or have experience with this.

Trauma, Anxiety, Low self esteem, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life Coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues, sadness. Relationship difficulties. ADHD.

EMDR, Psychotherapy, Counselling, NLP, CBT Nottingham, London, midlands.

London, Central London,  Nottingham, Cardiff, Guildford, Cornwall, Devon, Scotland, Derby, Beeston, Lancashire, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen,

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Psychotherapist with UKCP with over 30 years experience and senior accredited therapist with NCS, (the National Counselling Society) holding membership with BACP.  I offer online appointments, telephone appointments and face-to-face sessions.

Short term focussed sessions and longer-term work are available using a wide range of approaches, blending methods and strategies from Gestalt Psychotherapy, EMDR, (one of the NICE recommended treatments for trauma), CBT and EFT  Hypnosis, NLP, TA, solution focussed working to support you to develop insight, understanding, expand your thinking and make some positive changes at a pace that is right for you.

  • MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • EMDR practitioner
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Coaching
  • NLP Master practitioner
  • EFT practitioner
  • Emotrance trainer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am qualified in EMDR therapy. This specialist integrative approach can help to reduce the impact of recent and or historical traumas. It helps you to uncover, understand and process blocked and limiting beliefs.

EMDR follows an eight-stage process and therapy can be a brief focussed treatment or used as part of a longer psychotherapy programme.  

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.


£75.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual sessions £75 for Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions online or in person in Nottingham.

EMDR sessions are £75  online sessions or in person.

Attending appointments via your Private medical insurance. Fees and procedures will vary according to the insurer. Please do contact me to obtain the fee rate I charge with your insurer. Organisations, please ring for a quote.

I accept payments via online banking, please contact me to discuss other options.

If you have not received a reply from me within 24/48 hours, please resend or contact me by text . Sometimes the emails. may go to spam so please do check your spam box.

To book your first  appointment please email me on or call or text me on 07778 635 050

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can offer early morning appointments from 7:30/7:45 am

Further information

Appointments are currently offered 

  • Monday: 7 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 7 am - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 7 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday: 7 am - 6 pm
  • Fridays: 7 am - 1 pm

In-person: Working from the NG9 Stapleford/Toton area of Nottingham, the premises are easily accessible, just off the A52 and  1 mile from the M1 junction 25. Access also via the Toton tram terminus with free parking on the road. The room is on the ground floor with access to a bathroom.

Appointments may be provided flexibly each week e.g. if you work shifts.

Nottingham, NG9

London, Greater London, W1G

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The driveway has a level access. The premises are a bungalow so there are no internal steps to access the room. If you need wheelchair access, please call me to discuss. 07778 635 050

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Sonja Beacham
Sonja Beacham