Sonia Pace


Professional background and experience

Hi, I’m Dr Sonia Pace, I’m a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working with adults in a range of mental health and well-being settings within the NHS and private sector. 

As a psychologist, I always feel privileged to listen to people’s life experiences and support them during challenging times. Witnessing moments of self-discovery, development, and recovery is a rewarding part of my job. I provide a non-judgmental space to explore and understand more about your difficulties; so, we can work together to achieve meaningful change.

It is important to me that therapy is a helpful experience and so my style is collaborative and transparent.  I specialise in adult mental health, and work with the impact of trauma, anxiety difficulties (including OCD, worry), depression, low self esteem and difficulties in managing emotions.

I am trained in a range of psychological therapies including:-

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

– Additionally, I use techniques from mindfulness, attachment theory and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help reach where you want to be.

Training and qualifications
  • BSc (Hons.) Psychology (First Class) (1998 to 2001)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (with Double Distinction) (2006 to 2009).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Pass with Merit) (2009 to 2010). BABCP accredited.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 3 (2019).
  • Various training courses in: Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and advanced CBT, trauma therapy)
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • EMDR practitioner
  • CBT Psychotherapist
Accreditation to professional bodies
Areas of special interest

I currently work part time as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in an NHS setting for adults experiencing complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties.  I also work within private practice with a wide range of common mental health difficulties. I have a particular interest in adult mental health within areas of:

What to expect from our Therapists

We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:

This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.

As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

Please note, not all of our therapists work from all our clinic locations. Contact us for information on which therapists it is possible to see at which locations.

As well as Sonia Pace we have a number of other Clinical Psychologists, CBT Therapists and Counsellors in our team.
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