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Sophie A. Leather, CBT in Angel, Islington

London EC1V & Islington N1
07415 825 857 07415 825 857 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with ten years' experience of working within the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, a leading institution worldwide for clinical research and training in psychology and psychiatry.

I am fully accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). The therapy I offer is evidence-based and consistent with NICE guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). This means it is proven to be effective in the treatment of particular psychological difficulties.

I work with clients with a wide range of difficulties including the following: depression, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem, stress, insomnia and anger.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Postgraduate Diploma in CBT
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions
  • Postgraduate Conversion Diploma in Psychology
  • BA in Modern Languages
  • BABCP accredited


Over the past ten years, I have worked in a number of NHS ‘IAPT’ services in London (Improving Access to Psychological Services) providing CBT, both in groups and individually, to clients with a broad range of difficulties. I completed my CBT training at the Institute of Psychiatry, where I was fortunate to be taught by leading experts in the field. Prior to this, I trained in ‘Low Intensity’ CBT at the University of Surrey. As a therapist, I am passionate about what I do and the cognitive-behavioural approach. Clients often comment that I come across as warm and kind. My special interests include PTSD and working with low self-esteem.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy


Sessions are 50 minutes long. The first session is an assessment appointment during which a person’s difficulties and their goals for therapy are discussed in detail. If at this point CBT does not seem suitable, another form of therapy may be recommended. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions.

I charge £80.00 per session.
I also offer an off-peak rate of £70.00 per session for daytime appointments at the following times: 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm.

Barnsbury Therapy Rooms
144 Liverpool Road
North London
N1 1LA

335 City Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments.

Types of client

Sophie A. Leather, CBT in Angel, Islington

Sophie A. Leather, CBT in Angel, Islington