Soraia Crystal
Soraia Crystal

Family & Couple Therapy

MA In SFBT, Dip. In Hypnosis,
EMDR Consultant and Practitioner

I specialise in Brief Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Hypnosis.

I have also specialised in Child and Adolescent Mental Health through my work for over 20 years in one of the London CAMHS (NHS). During the past few years I have developed a range of psychotherapeutic skills, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and with complex trauma, depression and anxiety.

My approach aims to help clients to get in touch with their own inner resources in order to overcome their difficulties.

I am registered with the following governing bodies: General Social Care Council (GSCC), EMDR UK&I Association and British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), which provides guidelines and recommendation of treatments for all diseases in the UK, has recommended EMDR as one of the treatments of choice for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the adult population.

EMDR Supervision

If you have just completed your level 1, 2 or 3 EMDR training I can support you through your process of developing your knowledge and skills in EMDR incorporating this wonderful approach into your existing areas of expertise.

Further, I can coach you through the process of becoming an accredited EMDR practitioner, and all the way through to becoming an approved European EMDR Consultant.


For more information please call Soraia directly on 07813066993.

Testimonial - T.T.

Soraia Crystal has been the most effective practitioner I have had the pleasure to experience after years of searching for a treatment that worked for me!

I always left our sessions feeling on a high knowing good changes were happening.

Soraia helped me see that I was stuck in the past which was causing me a great deal of emotional pain. With her guidance, knowledge & skill I was able to process trauma & become ‘unstuck’ feel much more relaxed & in control & unblock trapped energy to feel like a more natural happy me.

Soraia is someone who I felt very comfortable with. She has great empathy & compassion is a joy to talk to. EMDR is a great approach to emotional difficulties. I would recommend Soraia Crystal & an EMDR approach as being very effective!

Thank you Soraia! You are a miracle worker!

Posted on May 2019

Testimonial - Z.T.

I came to Soraia after my final overdose. I was desperate for help and the only way I could see my pain going away was dying. I felt nothing but emptiness and my anxiety was at the highest. I’ve been to many therapist before with no results and still feeling lost.

I found out about EMDR after a friend had lost her child and the only thing that got her back together was facing her pain and trauma with EMDR. It’s not an easy therapy but Soraia is extremely experienced in what she does. She guided me and helped me through my darkest traumas and deep into my childhood. I am alive, here today with her help. Saying Soraia is a good therapist is an understatement, she is a life changer.

If you are ready to get help for your pain, she’s is wonderful to work with. Thank you Soraia, truly thank you!

Posted on December 2018

Testimonial - A.B.

It is soon clear that Soraia brings great knowledge and experience to her EMDR practice. More than this though, I found her to be a person of great warmth, wisdom, and spontaneity.

This special combination of expertise and ‘humanness’ allowed us to form a strong working partnership through which we were able to resolve some very long standing challenges in a timely way. I feel very grateful to her.

Posted on September 2018

Testimonial - A.P.

I began seeing Soraia for psychotherapy in February 2012, and we ended our therapy in 2016. I had previously completed nine years of work with another psychotherapist but continued to regularly sink into depression and anxiety. When my marriage broke down and I found myself in crisis, I searched for another therapist and was fortunate enough to find Soraia.

I found Soraia's manner to be unfailingly kind and warm, and her sense of humour is quite contagious. She is an experienced and talented psychotherapist, and her knowledge and application of EMDR was a revelation to me. Exploring this incredibly powerful and helpful technique with Soraia helped me to heal and move on emotionally from very old hurts. Soraia's confidence in me was incredibly reassuring and sustaining while I sought to rebuild my own belief in myself.

Soraia's kindness, humanity and expertise helped me access the hitherto unknown healing within myself and after 18 months of working with her I was able to stop taking the antidepressants I had been prescribed for 15 years. She helped me to realise that change can be an opportunity for growth, and I successfully applied for a new and significantly different role in my organisation where I now feel far more valued and happier than ever before.

My relationship with my ex-husband and the father of my child is more amicable and healthy than I could have hoped for back in 2012, which is due in no small part to my work with Soraia. Her experience of working in children's' mental health services has been invaluable to me as a single parent of a small boy.

I could not recommend Soraia more highly to anyone looking for a warm, highly skilled and empathic therapist.

Posted on November 2016

Testimonial - A.

I can’t express enough my gratitude towards Soraia. I had tried several therapies in the past, but only EMDR allowed me to become free. Soraia is extraordinary, she is patient, caring, non judgemental and well...talented! Her experience, intuition and kindness helped me, sessions after sessions, finding myself and be in harmony.

Posted on January 2012

Testimonial - G. A.

I have had a background feeling of anxiety, with frequent ’spikes’ of fearfulness, since childhood. I had used various means of coping with these feelings: jogging, Tai Chi, herbal teas, as well as facing the fear and doing it anyway.

While many of these techniques did help, they never quite got to the core of my feeling of unease. I had heard of EMDR a number of years ago but had not pursued it, I always seemed to be too busy and anyway, I was sort of coping. My wife suggested I make the time to try it and after a bit of research I saw that it was a technique with an evidence base arising from research.

I contacted Soraia and had a few sessions; we focussed on childhood traumas, which date back decades. The surprising thing is that it works; it works really well and carries on working. I trusted in the process and now say to myself "so this is what normal must be like".

Posted on December 2011

Testimonial - M.

The relationship hit rock bottom in many ways without either of us realising it.

The approach of Soraia enabled us to really understand the many factors from our past and present which enabled the marriage to repair replenish and now flourish into a state where most of the time we understand and enjoy each other in a deeper way than ever before.

Posted on December 2011

Testimonial - Val.

We had a brilliant time in Cyprus, although a little too hot. I did lots of chilling out, reading, swiming and sunbathing, more than I have even done on a holiday with my husband and came back to work stress free. I suffered no panic/anxiety attacks and had a great flight both ways. A few times I did put into practice all that you taught me and it did the trick!

Posted on October 2011