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Dr. Sophie Rae (CPsychol)

London, E8
Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello I’m Sophie and I’m a registered counselling psychologist. I am based in East London and offer individual therapy for a range of mild to moderate difficulties.

I work to fit with the needs of my clients using an integrative approach. My aim is to work together with the client, providing a space to be heard and to create a joint understanding of their difficulties.

Seeking therapy can feel difficult and I work to ensure a safe and trusting relationship from which we can work to explore and address our shared goals.

Finding the right therapist is important, and so I am a firm believer you should take your time to find the right person for you. If you would like to get in touch to arrange a consultation so that we can meet and see if we can work together, please do contact me on the email address given.

I am currently available on Mondays - daytime to early evening. The therapy room is located within a few minutes walk of Haggerston station, which is well connected by public transport.

If you think this could work for you, please get in touch!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BPS Chartered counselling psychologist
  • HCPC registered practitioner psychologist
  • BPS member division of counselling psychology
  • Professional doctorate in counselling psychology
  • BSc Hons. psychology

My professional experience and areas of expertise

I have worked across a variety of mental health services in the NHS since 2006. This has given me the opportunity to work from mild to complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties. This has included work with depression, anxiety disorders, loss, adjustment and over the past three years I have specialised in work with eating disorders. Outside of my private work,I work for the NHS in a specialist eating disorders service.

I work using evidence-based practice, using the most appropriate models of therapy to fit the needs of the client. Models of therapy include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Schema focused therapy, integrating psychodynamic and relational concepts.


Rae, S. (2016). Somali male refugees: perceptions of depression and help-seeking. Counselling Psychology Review, 31(2), pp. 46-60.

Leavey, G., Vallianatou, C., Johnson-Sabine, E., Rae, S., & Gunputh, V. (2011). Psychosocial barriers to engagement with an eating disorder service: A qualitative analysis of failure to attend. Eating disorders, 19(5), 425-440.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


Individual sessions: £100

Trainee rate: £60

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


Monday afternoons

Types of client



I offer supervision for trainee counselling psychologists - fees £50 per hour.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr. Sophie Rae (CPsychol)

Dr. Sophie Rae (CPsychol)