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I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and Counselling Psychologist in the final stages of Doctorate training (MBPsS) at the Metanoia Institute, London. I have worked for the NHS offering support to clients for the past 18 years and in a private capacity since 2015. I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and abide by their codes of ethics.
I work within an integrative, relational model which is based on 10 years of psychotherapy training and engaging in my own personal therapy. An 'integrative' approach means I draw on different ideas and theories to help people, as every individual is unique. Most importantly I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship is central, enabling you to get to know yourself better, develop awareness and have more choices to live a fuller and authentic life. I value collaboration and transparency in my work with you, talking openly about how we are working together and reviewing as we go along.
I have engaged in personal therapy myself, and 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 what brings you to therapy, your expectations and whether we would be a good fit to work together.
I practice from a safe and confidential location in London Bridge, and also offer online therapy.
Feel free to check out my website for more information- www.sophieseptember.com
You are welcome to call or e- mail to book an initial consultation. If you would like to have a brief conversation before booking, we can arrange this too.
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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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in the peri- natal mental health of women who are mothers to twins or higher order multiples.
£80.00 per session
£80 per 50 minute session; some appointments offered on a sliding scale depending on personal circumstances.
I am registered to accept clients from the following insurers: Aetna Global Benefits, Aviva, Axa Health & VitalityHealth.
When I work
Please note: I offer face to face Monday evening and Thursday afternoon/ evening sessions in London Bridge
Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday daytime are online sessions
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 weekly sessions as standard, but this may be negotiated depending on needs. Therapy can be short or longer term. Some people like to contract to a set number of sessions and others may like the prospective of a less defined timescale. We would always work towards a collaborative ending together.
What if I can’t make a session?
If you cancel a session with a week in advance I will try to accommodate another time, but if this is not possible you will need to pay. Holidays need to be notified four weeks in advance, otherwise the session needs to be paid for.
If you have any other questions please get in touch, thanks