Psychotherapist & Associate
Sonya Black is a Psychotherapist, who has worked in a leading private hospital setting, the NHS and West Kent MIND.
With over 16 years’ experience working with adults, Sonya is able to treat a range of difficulties including depression, Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Self-harm, Trauma, PTSD. Sonya has completed training to work with Children and Young people and has worked with adolescents and young adults throughout the pandemic.
Sonya was awarded an MSc in Cognitive and Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in 2006 by Goldsmiths College, University of London. This inspired her to continue her studies in CBT with the Institute of Psychiatry and was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in 2008.
Sonya aims to provide you with an opportunity to explore what is happening for you and how you would like things to be different. With a space where you can feel safe, you can develop an understanding of yourself and the steps you need to make so you can live the life you want to.
Sonya has brought the CFT approach to her work in private practice, seeing the difference it makes to clients and their ability to make sustainable changes in their lives. Compassion is interwoven into training as a Mindfulness Teacher, with a daily practice and integrating this into her daily life, Sonya was naturally led to train as an Advanced CFT practitioner and Compassion Focussed Therapy.
Sonya is humbled when working with her clients, the incredible courage and ability of people to be able to make changes so that they can live the life they choose.
2006 MSc in Cognitive and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. Goldsmiths College, University of London.
2008 PG Diploma in CBT. Institute of Psychiatry
2011 Mindfulness Teacher (MBCT), Oxford University.
2020 Mindfulness for Chronic pain and physical illness. Breathworks.
2020 Teacher Training, Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP).
2020 Mental Health First Aid Instructor. MHFA England.
2020-22 CFT Advanced Level Practitioner
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)