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Sonia "Nina" Sweeney, BACP, NCPS

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! My name is Nina and I am a Brazilian who has been living in the UK for more than 20 years. I am licensed in the UK with 9 years of professional work experience. I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and an accredited Member of NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society).
Throughout the years I have worked with adults, teenagers and parents, supporting clients with a wide range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, self-harm, anger management, surviving domestic and narcissistic abuse, self-esteem and confidence building. I also have training in Not Good Enough mindset, Dealing with Shame and Trauma informed therapy. I also have a Couple/Relationship COSRT Level 5 accredited certificate.
I am currently training to update my expertise in Trauma-Informed Therapy.
Counselling can be an enriching experience and the bond and trust developed between client and therapist can be really worthwhile. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #164484

NCPS Therapist - Accredited Member (MNCPS Accred) #NCS23-04930


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sonia "Nina" Sweeney. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Excellent !

Written on Apr 16, 2024 after therapy with Sonia "Nina" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have been seeing Nina for a couple of months now.
I find Nina to be a good listener and she asks really good questions to prompt inner monologue. She remembers details and focuses on specific things she finds important or questionable. She gives off a very friendly unjudgemental vibe. Also she has really cool hair

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Sonia "Nina" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Listens and have allot of knowledge and ideas to find solutions to try out. She is not passive, she digs, helps and finds. Roots, causes and is not afraid to go into ways of finding yourself, and your self worth again, through tools and ways to turn things around in your mind.
Nina is a caring and loveing person. She has my admiration and respect. Have a great day Nina, se you next time:)

Written on Mar 29, 2024 after therapy with Sonia "Nina" for 6 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nina has been a fantastic help and I look forward to our weekly chat. Nina is very open, non judgemental and kind. She's easy to talk to and the sessions we have together always feel like they fly by. Thank you Nina!

Written on Feb 17, 2024 after therapy with Sonia "Nina" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Therapy has helped me a lot even though I only did a month I would highly recommend it

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Sonia "Nina" for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I love her. She's so understanding and always tells you the science behind why you feel the way you do to help you understand it's 'not just you' it's actually your body reacting a certain way

Written on Jan 20, 2024 after therapy with Sonia "Nina" for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes