Sonja Vetter

Couple Therapy Stoke Newington and Shoreditch
Stoke Newington N16 & London E1
07812 166 862 07812 166 862

About me

Sonja Vetter, Registered Member MBACP, is a senior couple therapist working in private practice in N16 and E1, as well as offering therapy online. Sonja trained at the respected Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.

Relationships can be very confusing and often it’s hard to disentangle feelings.  Sonja offers relationship counselling, couples’ counselling as well as counselling for individuals who want to explore past relationships or want help with looking more closely at difficulties with new ones. She works in open-ended couple therapy as well as brief couple interventions.

Relationship therapy deals with specific issues such as infidelity as well as less defined issues that can result in losing touch with one another. There may be a feeling of living increasingly separate lives, or indeed of no longer even speaking the same language. On both sides there may be unfulfilled expectations that the partner should know what is needed but fails to deliver it.

Couple counselling can help with looking more critically at how you interact with your partner and how this affects you both. Links can be made with previous experiences and insights into patterns of behaviour are gained. Relationship therapy looks towards lasting changes and more fulfilling ways of relating. It can open up new ways of thinking about each other and the relationship, with improved communication and understanding as a result.

Sonja undertakes regular supervision and a programme of CPD, continual professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

Sonja trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in London. She also holds a MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology.

Clients come for a variety of different reasons and from all backgrounds. Issues and difficulties are explored in a safe, supportive and confidential setting.

Areas Sonja works with include:

- Anxiety
- Moving in together
- Communication difficulties
- Feeling stuck with patterns of behaviour
- Not getting on
- Arguments and disagreements
- Affairs
- Becoming parents
- Other major life events
- Divorce and Separation
- Parenting issues
- Brief couple interventions

Counselling sessions are offered weekly and last for 50 minutes. The initial session is an assessment, which gives the counsellor and the client the chance to explore and understand any relationship concerns, to explain how the process works and to explore whether one would like to work together.

Sessions can be offered in English or German.

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

Please contact me to discuss fees.

Further information

Sessions can be offered in English or German.

Stoke Newington


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages