Sophie A. Leather, CBT in Angel, Islington
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.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.