What do you need to know about me? Training, Qualifications & Experience

Catherine Sonaram-Taylor and Paul Mckenna

Me and Paul McKenna the Self Help Guru

For over twenty years, I trained and qualified in areas, which have been associated with Complex Trauma or also known as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) to include all forms of historical and current forms of abuse:-

  • Assessor/Therapist in Advance Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders/DID (Diagnosis endorsed by NHS)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
  • Somatic Trauma Therapist
  • Couples/Relationship Therapist
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefer
  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Accredited) by BACP
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
  • Master Reiki Practitioner in both Western Reiki/Eastern Reiki
  • Certified Decluttering/Life/NLP Coach

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to their standards and code of ethics; plus I am listed with the BACP website & Accredited Voluntary Register regulated by the government. 

I work in private practise, NHS Royal Voluntary Service, Employee Assisted Programmes (EAP) who require my expertise in cases related to complex trauma; anxiety; stress; depression; suicidal thoughts, relationship or abuse cases including critical incidents cases. I accept referrals from companies; organisations; insurance companies; self-referrals and from other professionals who are familiar with my work.

My clinical work has been based in areas working for Family Matters in central London/Kent;  a Christian Counselling Service in Kent; Building Bridges & MIND; Male Rape/Abuse Counselling service at London Bridge and as a student college counsellor at West Sussex College working with adolescents 16+ and young adults.

Outside of work…I have been married for over 30 years (interracial marriage), raised two lovely children (one of each) and became a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren, while sponsoring others elsewhere for over 20 years. I have worked in many posts in prior to becoming a therapist in different industries including local government in central London. I still continue today to participate in many external roles including various charities, projects and provide emotional support for families living abroad.

My ethos is change is always possible and everyone has the right to access good therapy, if they are ready to commit to improve their life it will be make a difference. It does not matter what you wish to talk about and there is no right or wrong. You just need to step through my door…the hardest critic is yourself.

Sessions are available on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

(Telephone) 01883 779204 or (Email) ClearingThoughts@gmail.com