Sonya BlackCognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist (CBT)

    Sonya Black

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

    I have been qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist for over 12 years, with and MSc and a Post Graduate Diploma.
    My aim is to provide you with an opportunity to explore what is happening for you and how you would like things to be different. I would like you to have a space in which you can feel safe, allowing you to develop an understanding of yourself and the steps you need to make so you can live the life you want to.
    I aim to help you to simplify complex situations so that they make sense to you. This can offer clarity so that I can support you to take practical steps to make changes. I have a strong interest in the biopsychosocial approach, considering a variety of factors which lead to you being who you are.
    I work with you in a collaborative way, as a partnership to help you overcome difficulties. You are the expert in you and what you are experiencing, I am highly trained in CBT psychotherapy which can help you to deal with challenges you may be experiencing. I understand that all people are unique, with individual sets of experiences, past and present. I work with you to tailor CBT to your needs, incorporating other approaches as needed.
    CBT is an evidence based approach and I work to keep up to date with latest developments to inform our work together, delivering the highest level of therapy to you. My goal for you, is that you are able to leave therapy, with the understanding, skills, insights and tools that you need to live the life that you want.

    Experience

    My work  has been in a leading Private Hospital setting, The Priory and the NHS, (Maudsley Hospital and IAPT).
    I have worked for a number of years with West Kent MIND, as an Honorary Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.
    I am a qualified Mindfulness Teacher, training with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT) and MBCT for Life.


    Qualifications

    MSc in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in 2006 by Goldsmiths College, University of London

    Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in 2008, Institute of Psychiatry

    Registered body

    BABCP

    Areas of expertise:
    Addiction, anger, anxiety, ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, bereavement, chronic pain, low mood/depression, dissociation, rapidly changing and overwhelming emotions, impulsivity, managing life transitions, marital and premarital difficulties, learning difficulties and disabilities, obsessionality/’OCD’, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harming, sexual abuse, sleep problems, stress, trauma and post-traumatic stress/’PTSD’, unusual beliefs, voices, visions /’psychosis’

    Children:

    18+

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