Dr Sonya Tsancheva, DClinPsych, CPsychol, HCPC Reg
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with 9 years of clinical practice both in the NHS and in the private sector. I have a breadth of experience in working with clients struggling with a variety of emotional difficulties often resulting from trauma, changes and adjustments in life, transitions, separations and loss. My clinical training and experience means that I can draw on a number of evidence-based therapy models and approaches. As such, my interventions are always tailored according to the individual's needs.
Negative beliefs and perceptions around our emotions, feelings and experiences can often be a barrier to engaging meaningfully with every-day life, others and the world. And with ourselves, too. Therapy provides a safe space and a unique opportunity for anyone to explore such emotions and experiences and how they effect our behaviour and relationships. In my practice I always take a curious and non-judgemental stance, as I believe this can free us up to look at things from a different perspective, with the hope to arrive to a new meaning for what might seem like an old and nagging problem.
Some of the commonly experienced emotional difficulties that I can help you with:
- Anxiety, both generalised and specific, including panic attacks
- Body image difficulties
- Dysfunctional eating behaviours
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Persistent physical symptoms that are not fully explained by the medical profession
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress and stress related problems
- Long term chronic physical conditions
- Work related issues
Follow the link below to visit my page for further information about the way I work and what to expect from your first visit, including fees and terms.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Psychology
Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, DClinPsych
I am on the BPS register for Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy.
I have specialist experience and training in working with medically unexplained symptoms, such as chronic pain like fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome among others.
I am registered Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner
I am on the BPS register for Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment consultation and subsequent therapy sessions - £100.00 per session.
Clinical supervision: £100.00