Dr Sophie September

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BPS (CPsychol), UKCP (Reg.), BABCP (Accred.) HCPC (Reg.)
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London, SE1
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About me

Hello there,

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Integrative Psychotherapist, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I previously worked for the NHS offering support to clients for 16 years and have been practicing privately since 2015. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP), the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and abide by their codes of ethics.

I work within an integrative, relational model which is based on 10 years of  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 in supporting you to 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.

Please visit 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

  • Currently training in EMDR- EMDR Academy
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy- Metanoia Institute (MIddlesex University)
  • 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

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.

BABCP
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.

BPS
British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.

UKCP
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

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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.

Fees

£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

£100 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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please note: I offer face to face Monday evening and Thursday afternoon/ evening sessions in London Bridge 

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday daytime are online sessions

Further information

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 are a good fit to 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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Whatsapp

Social

Dr Sophie September
Dr Sophie September