Dr Sonja Delmonte Sen
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), working with adults in the NHS and private practice. I have 10+ years experience working with people with a wide range of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, work related stress, perinatal/parenting issues and relationship difficulties, to name a few.
My specialist skills are in the areas of clinical health psychology (including chronic pain, fibromyalgia, gastroenterological and rheumatological problems), and neurodevelopmental conditions (including autism and ADHD).
My approach is to work collaboratively with you to develop a shared understanding of your strengths and difficulties so that we can start to make meaningful changes in your life. I will seek to understand your individual needs and develop a treatment plan that best suits you. I am a warm and empathic person and will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for therapy. Evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Systemic Therapy underpin my practice. I also draw from my experience as a qualified yoga instructor where appropriate. This allows me to work with people as whole, including their mind and body, whilst taking into account important social factors.
In terms of my qualifications, I obtained a first-class honours degree in Psychology from University College Dublin. I have a professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College, London. Additionally, before becoming a clinician, I completed a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. In addition to my clinical work, I have experience in research and education. I have taught and provided supervision to aspiring psychologists and other professionals. I am a published researcher and have presented my research findings internationally.
I am registered with the following healthcare providers: AXA,WPA,Vitality, Aviva. CIGNA, Geoblue and Allianz.
What clients say about working with Sonja
“[Therapy with Sonja] was incredibly helpful. I instantly felt at ease and every single session made a difference to me. We managed to talk through so much and reach so many organic solutions and realisations. I felt like she listened to every word i said, and always had the right responses. Even though all our sessions were online i really felt like we connected. I don’t know how she did it, but the balance between giving me space to talk and think, and guiding and questioning me was perfect. She would always set me great challenges, and I never once felt judged or graded. I rate Sonja so highly and would recommend her to anyone, as she’s genuinely changed my life. Thank you for putting me in touch with her, I’m very grateful. Ms S.H., London, April 2022