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About me

I am a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) registered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy in Acocks Green, Solihull and Kings Heath, where I provide short, medium and long term therapy. I draw upon an extensive body of evidence based psychological knowledge in my work in order to help you deal with your problems and understand yourself better. This means I will use therapies and methods that have been scientifically shown to be effective. Every person is unique and therefore therapy is adapted to the particular experience and needs of the individual.

I provide a safe space to help you deal with a wide range of problems. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society as an Associate Fellow and am Health Care Professions Council registered. I worked in the NHS for 15 years in various specialties including adult community mental health teams, specialist psychotherapy services, child and adolescent mental health care services (CAMHS), and GP surgeries. I have a broad and in depth knowledge of working with people with a wide range of problems I have also worked in voluntary sector organisations and with people referred to me by their GPs. I have now left the NHS and work independently in Private Practice.

I am trained in a number of psychotherapies, in particular EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) which has a strong scientific evidence base for helping people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder); but is also effective in helping people with phobias and anxiety. I am also trained in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy) - this is also very effective in helping people who have experienced trauma, particularly attachment (or childhood) trauma, relationship problems, anxiety and depression.

I work with adults with a wide range of problems such as anxiety disorders, generalised anxiety disorder and panic, phobias, relationship issues, depression, personality issues, bereavement & loss, anger problems, low self esteem, trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), issues from childhood (attachment problems), past childhood abuse, sexual abuse, bullying. I also work with couples using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) an evidence based and well researched therapy designed specifically to help couples deal with their relationship problems, based on attachment theory.

I also offer Clinical Supervision to Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

Please see my website at www.psychotherapysolihull.com for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Chartered Clinical Psychologist AFBPsS CPsychol
DClinPsy, PGCert, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology    
MSc Psychology
PGCert Primary Care Mental Health
REBT Primary Practicum
Member of the British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow of the BPS)
Registered with the Health Professions Council as Practitioner Psychologist
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
Member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland
ISTDP Psychotherapist (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy) having completed a IEDTA certified core training in ISTDP.
Member of IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association)
Clinical Supervisor for Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists

Trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

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.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society


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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Fees are available upon request.

Further information

Professional Bodies:

British Psychological Society
Health Care Professions Council
International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA)
EMDR Association UK and Ireland

British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre (BEFT) International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

West Midlands

West Midlands

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


weekdays and evenings

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer Clinical Supervision to Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Soraya De Boni DClinPsy PGCert MSc BSc (Hons) AFBPsS CPsychol

Dr Soraya De Boni DClinPsy PGCert MSc BSc (Hons) AFBPsS CPsychol