Sophie September, UKCP (Reg.), BABCP (Accred.), MBPsS
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) and a Counselling Psychologist in the final stages of Doctorate training (MBPsS) at the Metanoia Institute, London. I am also a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP Accredited) and have worked for the NHS offering support to clients since 2004. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I abide by their code of ethics to ensure safe working.
I offer integrative counselling and psychotherapy. An 'integrative' approach means I draw on different ideas and theories to help people, as I believe every individual is unique and that there is no one type of therapy that fits all. Most importantly I believe it is important to have a trusting therapeutic relationship which is central in enabling you to explore your difficulties, get to know yourself and therefore have more choices to live a fuller and authentic life. I value being collaborative and transparent in my work with you, talking openly about how we are working and reviewing as we go along.
As part of my training I have engaged in personal therapy myself, and I understand how anxiety provoking it can be to both ask for help and face the prospect of change. In the first session we would explore your problems and goals/ expectations of therapy. If you would like to work together we can either contract for a set number of sessions, or some people prefer open ended therapy.
I practice from a safe and confidential location in Orpington.
During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I am currently offering video sessions through a secure platform during this difficult time.
Feel free to check out my website for more information- www.sophieseptember.com
I offer a free 15 minute telephone so we can decide if booking an initial session feels right- you can call or e- mail to book this.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Psychologist in Doctoral training (final stages) at the Metanoia Institute
- Diploma in integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction)- Metanoia Institute
- Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling- Metanoia Institute
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Merit)- Royal Holloway
- Certificate in low intensity CBT interventions (CBT coaching)- CNWL NHS Trust
- Foundation year certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy- New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC)
- Bsc (Hons) Psychology- Staffordshire University
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60- 70 per session (50 minutes); some appointments offered on a sliding scale depending on personal circumstances.
Here are some FAQ's:
What happens in the first session?
In the first session we would discuss your difficulties and what brings you to therapy. We would also talk about your expectations/goals. Sometimes people do not know what their goals might be and this is fine too. This assessment is a two-way process to find out if we could work together and for you to ask any questions about therapy.
How long will therapy last?
I offer both short and long term therapy and we would discuss this in your initial appointment. I usually contract to a minimum of six sessions and then review to see how we are working together.
How often do I attend?
I offer weekly sessions as standard, but this may be negotiated depending on needs.
What if I can’t make a session?
If you commit to therapy I would hold your weekly space, and so payment is due weekly.
If you have any other questions please get in touch, thanks