Sonja Kormann - Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
In psychotherapy and counselling we are concerned with your emotional wellbeing. Sometimes we get to a stage in life where we feel stuck and unable to find a way forward. Everyday tasks and pressures can feel too much to deal with, and we don’t know where to turn to get the support we need. Through talking with a psychotherapist, we can create the space to think about and process what’s happening in life, and to find ways to move towards who we want to be and to feel at ease within ourselves.
As a psychotherapist my aim is to create a confidential, sensitive and supportive environment where you feel able to look at what is happening in your life at present. I will support you and gently challenge you to find ways forward, and to look into how your life experiences have contributed to the person you are today and to the circumstances that you find yourself in.
Sometimes circumstances and feelings can be so overwhelming that people feel stuck, confused, and torn. In therapy we can gain more clarity about where we are at, who we are, and different ways forward.
By coming to psychotherapy you are taking the first step towards change
I have worked with many clients presenting with a wide range of issues such as
anxiety / generalised anxiety disorder
panic attacks / panic disorder
low self-esteem / low self-confidence
processing past events
loss and grief
Trauma / PTSD
dealing with illnesses
major life changes
work related issues
It can feel challenging to make that first step of contacting a psychotherapist or counsellor. I will respond to your enquiry, whether by email or phone call, in a sensitive and empathetic manner. If, for any reason, I can't offer you an appointment or I feel that I am not the right therapist for you, then I will recommend other counsellors in the area.
I normally work with clients weekly during a regular, agreed slot, and the duration of therapy can be open-ended or for an agreed time period depending on your preferences.
My fee is £50 pounds per session. I offer daytime appointments between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Evening appointments are also sometimes available.
How long does psychotherapy take?
I see clients anywhere from a few months to several years. The length of therapy depends on the presenting issues and on what you hope to get from therapy. Some clients benefit from a few months of therapy where there is usually a focus on a particular issue. In all cases sessions take place during a regular, agreed slot on a weekly basis. Successful outcomes in couples counselling usually take between 6 and 12 sessions.
Some clients gain clarity from talking through their situation with me, from exploring their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Others benefit from having a safe space where difficult feelings can emerge and be expressed, allowing clients to move on with greater emotional wellbeing.
Where clients face more complex and deep seated issues, the work may go on for 6 to 9 months or longer. It takes time for our behavioural, feeling and thinking patterns to form. It equally takes time to unravel these and for new positive patterns to become integrated as part of you. In a long-term therapy we work towards fundamental and lasting change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy/MSc Psychotherapy, BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and full clinical member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
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
Individual sessions: £50