Dr Sonya Tsancheva, DClinPsych, CPsychol, HCPC Reg
I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with 7 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
My specialist interest and training lie within the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy model of work which particularly focuses on early-learned patterns of relating to oneself and others and how these can affect our current states of mind and emotional experiences.
I have specialist experience and training in working psychodynamically with clients presenting with medically unexplained symptoms, such as chronic pain like fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome among others.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Medically unexplained symptoms
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Initial assessment consultation - £80.00 per session.
Short-term CBT (max 12 sessions) - £100.00 per session
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) - a 16-sessions course of therapy: £1450.00
Longer term / open needed psychodynamic psychotherapy therapy: £70.00 per session
I am registered Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Workdays pm Saturday am
Types of client