Sonja Hookway Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling in Swansea

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Certificate in Online Therapy (2020 Academy of Online Psychotherapy and Counselling)
Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice (2019 - Relational Change, Oxford)
UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist
Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (2016)
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership (2014, Cardiff)
Diploma Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE 2007, London)
Cert. Community Mental Health (1999, Swansea)
BA Hons English/Philosophy (1992)

I work within the UKCP code of Ethics.
Twenty five years experience working in the field of mental health across a range of settings.
Psychotherapist in private practice since 2012

I hold appropriate insurance and have an enhanced D.B.S.

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  • Worked as Mental Health Adviser for the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David until 2015.
  • Previously Mental Health Coordinator at Swansea University for 8 years.
  • Completed a therapy placement at Swansea University in the Wellbeing department 2011 and completed a second placement with Y Cwmni Siarad (The Talking Company) in 2012.
  • Co-facilitated the 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course (2012)
  • Delivered mental health awareness training in a range of settings since 1997 and individual psycho-educational sessions.
  • Worked as a mental health advocate across a range of inpatient units across South Wales from 2001-6.
  • Other varied experience in specialist mental health housing support & user participation projects (1990s)
  • Passed the MITI assessment (Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity) -2012- in order to work for the WILMA research project for the NHS and Cardiff University as a Motivational Interviewer. This is an additional and effective short term approach that many people find useful to support their motivation and ability to change difficult habitual behaviours.
  • Research interest in working therapeutically with people who experience psychosis, particularly phase specific interventions.
  • Lead contributor to the development of Digital & Social Policy for Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership and have ongoing research interests in this area.
  • Delivered training on the Ethics of Digital and Social Media use for student psychotherapists at WPP (2016).

    I am also Co-director of C.A.R.P Collaborations, a Wales based social enterprise building community capacity and cohesion.

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