Sonia St John-James

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07578 921222

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Therapist - SEVENOAKS

07578 921222
Sessions from £80.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office


I see most clients on a Thursday and Friday. Some sessions early evenings and Saturday mornings.

About me and my therapy practice

Feeling for a change? Despite all your best efforts of ignoring or pretending all is well do you still ask yourself 'Why can’t I shake this?’ Ready to rid yourself anxiety (worry, guilt, shame) triggered by memories that are so overwhelming that you’re having to twist yourself to reduce associated anxieties only to realise this too creates new problems? I can help you learn to regulate and reduce anxiety caused by the awareness of feelings, thoughts and behaviours, bringing about greater felt harmony. Then you’ll be able to feel and experience the full array of healthy feelings without fear so you can move towards mental and emotional equilibrium.

I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) to work with adults. EMDR accelerates the brain's ability to process traumatic, life-threatening events and ongoing stressful situations.

I also have an EMDR child specialist certificate, this training has equipped me to EMDR to both children and adolescents, to support them through traumatic experiences towards feeling healthier and safer in themselves and in the world.

EMDR is evidence based and has at least ten inter/national guideline recommendations for the treatment of traumas and PTSD including from WHO (World Health Organisation).

I have completed IAPT Couples Therapy for Depression Training at the Tavistock Centre, supporting couples to understand and navigate through their challenges and work towards repair and greater fulfilment.

Whether the difficulty is self-confidence, relationships, the haunting of an event you had first or second-hand experience from yesteryear - if you hear yourself saying ‘I need to move on from this, but can’t do it alone,’ then some specialist support to guide your processing could be the essential requirement to get you to a place of ‘Feeling a change?’

All the best to you.

Practice description

EMDR - to address trauma in adults, adolescents and children, phobia, PTSD, birth trauma, sexual abuse

Dynamic Psychotherapy - to address anxiety, use of defences causing shut down of feelings, fear or phobia of feelings/ thoughts/ behaviours

Couples therapy

My first session

Feel free to contact me by phone or email.

Either way, we will then make mutually agreeable arrangements for a short 10-15min consultation just to see if what I can offer is a good match to your therapeutic need.  If we are a good match we can then negotiate the first assessment session and subsequent pattern of sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, EMDR, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited