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Dr Sonia Kalsi

CPsychol, DCPsych, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)

Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP & BACP)

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       Hello, my name is Sonia and I am the founder of SPS.

       With a career in mental health spanning over 25 years, I have worked with individuals with a wide                  range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, trauma,                      relationship difficulties and bereavement, and in a variety of settings such as the NHS and

       voluntary sector.  

 

       For the past 14 years, I have worked in the higher education sector, and as such, my area of

       specialty is student mental health.

      Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy by Professional Studies- Joint programme. Metanoia Institute & Middlesex University, UK

  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute, UK

  • Certificate of Proficiency- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (level 5 accreditation)- Institute of Leadership & Management, UK

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills: Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy- Westminster Pastoral Foundation, UK

  • MSc Health Psychology - City University, UK

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Warwick, UK

      Publication(s):

      Kalsi, S (2021). A difficult tightrope to walk: Experiences of working with suicidality in higher              

      education, University and College Counselling Journal, British Association for Counselling and

      Psychotherapy, November 2021 edition.

      Link:  https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/university-and-college-counselling/november-2021/a-difficult-tightrope-to-walk/

      

      Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • British Psychological Society (BPS). Chartered Member: 081962

  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registered Member: PYL039409

  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Registered Member: 2011168160

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Registered Member: 386394

      Professional Standards:

      I ensure that I maintain the highest professional standards in my work and abide by the code of

      ethics of the professional bodies listed above. I also attend regular clinical supervision and hold

      full professional liability insurance.

     Research Interests:

     Risk management

     Working with suicidal students

     Trauma