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Dr Sonia Mangwana is a Consultant Psychiatrist qualified in psychotherapy (Cognitive Analytic Therapy).
She has worked in mental health since 2001, and focussed on mind-body work since 2008. Her main post is in an NHS regional specialist cancer hospital in the North West (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre) where she aims to support patients without the use of medication as far as possible, by integrating psychotherapy routinely into her practice.
Her private work is focussed on psychotherapy and coaching, working with individuals with diverse issues including poor self-esteem, recurrent relationship difficulties, depression, social anxiety, fear of intimacy, eating disorders, problems with professional identity and confidence, abuse, work-related stress, loss of role and function related to disease or ageing or mortality issues, phobias, self-harm, medically unexplained symptoms, coping with cancer/disease or fears around recurrence, and health anxiety, amongst others.
She offers briefer psychological work in the form of mini-therapies and coaching. She is keen to work creatively and responsively to cater to individual needs.
She has a strong interest in our ability to understand the mind and face psychological distress and emotional pain through meditation, psychotherapy and contemplation.
Areas of interest
Helping people recover mental well-being ideally without the use of medication: Psychotherapy; Increasing self-awareness, autonomy, and self-agency; freeing up people's ability to make constructive choices and changes in life; working alongside people to look at psychological pain, unresolved losses, traumatic life-events, problematic interpersonal and intrapersonal patterns of interaction; finding emotional understanding in the face of distressing physical symptoms or disease, or in the face of important losses in role or function; Cognitive Analytic Therapy; Coaching; Mini-therapies; Supportive Psychotherapy; Formal Psychotherapy; Integrated use of Psychotherapeutic approaches; Promotion of meditation and contemplation
- Sonia Mangwana
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Clatterbridge, Wirral
Staff teaching and training in relationship awareness and reflective skills
Vipassana Meditation, Yoga, Nutrition
ACAT accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy practitioner and Supervisor
Employer-based Award 2012
Employer-based Award 2013
Courses offered to GPs
Relationship skills with frequent attenders
Cognitive Analytic Therapy skills for GPs
Reflective Mapping for Self-supervision
Relationship Mapping Skills for GPs
...details upon request
- Primary Medical degree - MBChB University of Leicester 2000
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2005
- Specialist register - General Psychiatry GMC 2009
- Specialist register - Liaison Psychiatry GMC 2009
- Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2010
- Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy Supervisor Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Psychiatry plus Sub-specialty in Liaison Psychiatry, 2009
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.