Sophie September, Bsc, MBPsS, BABCP (Accred.), UKCP (Reg.)

Sophie September, Bsc, MBPsS, BABCP (Accred.), UKCP (Reg.)

About me

Hello there,

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 choice in this often difficult process called 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 London Bridge and Orpington. I have slots available on Thursdays in London Bridge (daytime & evening) and on Friday daytime in Orpington. At the moment I am full but will have availability from mid December.

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£60- 70 per session (50 minutes) depending on location time of session and circumstances.

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 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 I have cancellation policy in place where if an appointment is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, I charge the full fee.

If you have any other questions please get in touch, thanks

Maps & Directions

Orpington, BR6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I have spaces available from mid November 2019

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults