Sonja Saaiman

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AdvDip. BACP Integrative Person-Centred Practitioner
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Stonehouse GL10 & Stroud GL5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello there. Thank you for your interest in working with me. I want to give you kudos for taking this step toward feeling better. From what I have experienced so far for myself and my clients, having a space to go every week to process things really helps! I am passionate about being alongside people finding ways out of what can feel like a difficult time and so I aim to help you feel welcome, safe and listened to. 

I offer a nurturing and relaxed environment where you can come just as you are and talk freely about what is going on for you without judgement. A space where you can take the 'I'm fine' mask off.

Together we will explore what is causing you difficulties and look at ways to overcome these together. I am trauma informed and have the capacity to hold the 'heavy' stuff but if you feel you 'don't really need therapy', or 'others are worse off' - I want to encourage you that it will be beneficial and that what's going on for you matters!

This process can feel daunting, but I am just another human being who aim to connect with you at your pace.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered member which means I adhere to their Codes of Ethics ensuring safe and professional practice.

I have experience working with vulnerable adults from different backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientations. It is important to me that you feel accepted for who you are without judgement and prejudice. 

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer a no-obligation free 20-minute session either online or in person where we can meet and discuss how to work collaboratively. You can then decide whether my approach is a good fit for you.

If you would like to book an exploratory session please email me. In the first session, I will get a sense of whether I have the skills and experience you need and an opportunity for you to ask any questions. 

21 Gilbert Young Close, Great Oldbury, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3FL

Own Zone Space Ltd, 9 Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

English and Afrikaans

Online platforms

Google Meet
Sonja Saaiman
Sonja Saaiman