I believe we all have, in ourselves, the ability to work through our own problems; sometimes we just need the space, time and support to do it. Talking through emotional turmoil, life experiences or life changes can help you gain clarity and a better understanding of yourself.
Sometimes talking to our friends and family can seem too daunting, often we can’t help wondering if we will be taken seriously and what they might think of us. We don’t want to worry them or think nobody will be interested.
What would it be like to talk to someone who will listen without judging you or offering you advice? Someone who can be a thinking partner? As a psychodynamically trained counsellor I aim to do just that. I specialise in anxiety, depression and relationship dynamics and their impact on your emotional well being and sense of who you are. Psychodynamic counselling gives significance to the role of early experiences in shaping our psychological development. My practice provides the opportunity to explore any, or all of the issues you are concerned with in a safe secure environment. I hold a post graduate degree in psychodynamic counselling and have worked in various settings including forensics, school counselling for young people and private practice. Years in practice 7 years.
Your initial appointment will give you an opportunity to meet with me to decide whether you will feel comfortable working with me and a possible focus for our work together. We can then arrange a time to meet each week. I offer short term therapy or long term open ended therapy. My fees are £50.00 per 50 minute session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Sonya Markey, Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
- PgDip Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling at The University of Hertfordshire.
- University Dip in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
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
£50.00 per session
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes.
Fees are £50.00 per session.
Day and evening appointments available Monday to Thursday.