Female Mental Health Specialist

Dr Sophie Rae

Counselling Psychologist

My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
  • BPS Member Division of Counselling Psychology
  • BSc Hons. Psychology

My professional experience:

I have worked across a variety of mental health services in the NHS since 2006. This has given me the opportunity to work from mild to complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties. This has included work with depression, anxiety disorders, loss, adjustment, psychosis and over the past two years I have specialised in work with eating disorders. My experience across these settings has included working with both inpatients and outpatients, working on both an individual basis as well as facilitating a number of groups.

My personal statement:

I work to fit with the needs of my clients using an integrative approach. My aim is to work together with the client, providing a space to be heard and to create a joint understanding of their difficulties. Seeking therapy can feel different and I work to ensure a safe and trusting relationship from which we can work to explore and address our shared goals.

Additional information about my research, publications and interests:

Rae, S. (In press). ‘Somali male refugees: Perceptions of depression and help-seeking’. Counselling Psychology Review.

Leavey, G., Vallianatou, C., Johnson-Sabine, E., Rae, S., & Gunputh, V. (2011). Psychosocial barriers to engagement with an eating disorder service: A qualitative analysis of failure to attend. Eating disorders, 19(5), 425-440.


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