Sonia Westwood

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Sonia Westwood

Sonia Westwood

BSc (Hons), MSc

BABCP registered Contact

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I am a fully accredited, registered member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and qualified in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

My qualifications are:

  • BSc (First Class Honors & award) Therapeutic Interventions (CBT pathway), University of Salford
  • MSc (Distinction) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, University of Derby

I have over 20 years experience working in a variety of different adult mental health settings, within both the NHS and private sector. My main therapy models are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I am committed to providing evidence-based therapy, combined with a holistic client-led approach. I draw upon other therapies to compliment and tailor treatment to each individual’s needs and goals. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

I have extensive experience of delivering psychological therapy for a wide range of mental health problems including: anxiety, anger, OCD, phobias and panic; depression, low mood and problems related to self-esteem, identity and self-worth; loss and grief; struggles adjusting to life problems or changes; problems in relationships. However, my specialist interest and expertise is working with those suffering from trauma of any kind. Whether this is one-off incidents or longer term, cumulative traumas. Additionally, I specialise in treating individuals suffering from addiction and/or substance misuse problems.

The aim of my work is supporting individuals to become healthier in their mental wellbeing and develop resilience for their own, long term mental health self-management.

I believe that developing a trusting relationship with your therapist is fundamental to any therapeutic journey. I offer a safe, collaborative and compassionate environment, to support clients in achieving the meaningful change in their lives.

Alongside my private practice, I work in primary care for a public sector organisation and am training to become a mindfulness teacher. I offer online therapy.

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Monday - Saturday

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Our address

23 Prospect Street, Caversham,

Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8JB