About me

Sonia Lee PhD, MBACP, 07810 560 317, harewoodcounselling@outlook.com

I work as a Counsellor for the NHS in primary care (through Counsellors South West CIC) and in private practice in Calstock, east Cornwall. I am also a trained mindfulness teacher, have a yoga practice and for many years have practiced mindfulness and meditation. I have worked as a therapist since 2007. I have also engaged in my own psychotherapy for over 20 years, and know this to be essential if offering the work. Outside of work, you’ll find me bird watching, gardening, canoeing, walking and cooking.

Work experience

  • Counsellor for the NHS in primary care (through Counsellors SW CIC)
  • Counsellor at Okehampton College with Tor Support Services, working with children and young people aged 10-18
  • Counsellor for north Devon Primary Care Network NHS with Tor Support Services, working with children and young people aged 10-25
  • Counsellor at Plymouth University Student Wellbeing Service
  • Counsellor at First Light (Plymouth based charity responding to victims of sexual and domestic abuse)
  • I have also worked at a management level in charities and government, most recently a charity providing training to social workers nationally.
  • I have worked for many years with clients who experience anxiety, depression, chronic stress, who are self-harming or thinking about suicide, have addictions, are diagnosed with dissociative disorders, complex developmental trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, clients who have experienced childhood abuse and neglect, or who are grieving or experiencing complex grief.

Training and qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling, National Counselling Society accredited
  • Clinical and Complex Trauma Professional, CCTP level 1 and 2 qualified, Janina Fisher
  • Mindfulness in Clinical Practice diploma, Karuna Institute
  • Working Safely with Trauma, Babbette Rothschild
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction practitioner training
  • Mindfulness teacher training (2007-2009)
  • Foundation Core Process Psychotherapy (mindfulness-based practice) (2003-2004)
  • PhD Behavioural Sciences
  • Suicide Intervention, ASIST training
  • Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding adults and children
  • NSPCC training in Child Protection

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by their code of ethics.

I hold a current enhanced DBS check, and am fully insured.