Dr Sophie Dilley, CPsychol
I am a qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist. I work with individuals (18 and older), and couples across the lifespan. I am able to offer both short and longer term therapy. I am currently offering online sessions, and have been using this in my clinical practice effectively.
I use a relational approach that focuses on developing a strong therapeutic relationship. Creating a space for empathy, trust, and congruence are important parts of this process, and central to how I work as a psychologist.
There are many reasons why someone seeks therapy, and I aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore the difficulties you may be experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a doctoral degree in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey. I also have a Masters in Psychology from the University of Westminster. I engage in ongoing training and learning to be able to provide the most up to date and appropriate psychological interventions.
The benefit of my training and experience means I am able to provide an effective, evidence-based therapy that is tailored to meet your psychological needs.
I use an integrative approach that draws on a number of therapeutic modalities to develop a collaborative and holistic understanding of distress.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a Counselling Psychologist in the NHS working with adults experiencing severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I also provide clinical supervision.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Initial 15 minute telephone consultation free of charge
- Individual sessions are £100 per hour
- Couple sessions are £120 per hour
Please note that if a session is cancelled 48 hours before the session is due, the full fee is charged. No other charges apply.
Payment is expected in full before our appointment by cash or bank transfer. Monthly invoicing or direct debit payments may be arranged for ongoing clients if requested.
I am bound by the Code of Ethics of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS) as a Chartered Psychologist.