Sonja KormannCounselling & Psychotherapy in Berkhamsted
near Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley

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Counselling and psychotherapy in Berkhamsted

Welcome to my practice for psychotherapy and counselling

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In psychotherapy and counselling we are concerned with your emotional wellbeing. Sometimes we get to a stage in life where we feel stuck and unable to find a way forward. Everyday tasks and pressures can feel too much to deal with, and we don’t know where to turn to get the support we need. Through talking with a psychotherapist, we can create the space to think about and process what’s happening in life, and to find ways to move towards who we want to be and to feel at ease within ourselves.

As a psychotherapist my aim is to create a confidential, sensitive and supportive environment where you feel able to look at what is happening in your life at present. I will support you and gently challenge you to find ways forward, and to look into how your life experiences have contributed to the person you are today and to the circumstances that you find yourself in.

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Psychotherapy for individuals and couples

By coming to psychotherapy you are taking the first step towards change. I have worked with many clients presenting with a wide range of issues such as:

  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • processing past events and trauma /Post -traumatic stress disorder
  • loss and grief
  • dealing with illnesses
  • adjusting to major life changes
  • stress
  • work related issues
  • Identity issues
  • Cultural issues

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    Sometimes circumstances and feelings can be so overwhelming that people feel stuck, confused and torn. In therapy we can gain more clarity about where we are at, who we are, and different ways forward.

    How long does psychotherapy take?

    I see clients anywhere from a few months to several years. The length of therapy depends on the presenting issues and on what you hope to get from therapy. Some clients benefit from a few months of therapy where there is usually a focus on a particular issue. In all cases sessions take place during a regular, agreed slot on a weekly basis. Successful outcomes in couples counselling usually take between 6 and 12 sessions.

    Some clients gain clarity from talking through their situation with me, from exploring their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Others benefit from having a safe space where difficult feelings can emerge and be expressed, allowing clients to move on with greater emotional wellbeing.

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    Where clients face more complex and deep seated issues, the work may go on for 6 to 9 months or longer. It takes time for our behavioural, feeling and thinking patterns to form. It equally takes time to unravel these and for new positive patterns to become integrated as part of you. In a long-term therapy we work towards fundamental and lasting change.


    It can feel challenging to make that first step of contacting a psychotherapist or counsellor. I will respond to your enquiry, whether by email or phone call, in a sensitive and empathetic manner. If, for any reason, I can't offer you an appointment or I feel that I am not the right therapist for you, then I will recommend other counsellors in the area.

    I normally work with clients weekly during a regular, agreed slot, and the duration of therapy can be open-ended or for an agreed time period depending on your preferences.

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    My fee is £50 pounds per session. I offer daytime appointments between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Evening appointments are also available.

    Need help immediately?

    If you need to speak to someone immediately you can ring the Samaritans, where someone will be at the other end of the phone to listen: The Samaritans offer 24/7 telephone support. Their number is 116 123.

    Location - Berkhamsted, near Hemel Hempstead and Tring- Hertfordshire

    My counselling and psychotherapy practice is run out of two locations in Hertfordshire close to the Buckinghamshire border:

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    Berkhamsted, on the premises of Carmenta Life, a medical and wellbeing centre, located near the station and with parking nearby. Berkhamsted is within easy reach of Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Amersham and Kings Langley.

    In Aldbury, an idyllic rural location near Tring.


    MSc in psychotherapy
    Diploma in Transactional Analysis psychotherapeutic counselling
    Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
    Member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
    Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
    Member IARTA, EATA and Metanoia Institute

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