Sophie Delaunay-Vagliasindi is a developmental and clinical psychologist.
She has Bachelor’s in Psychological Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium. Passionate about children and development, she first completed a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She then completed a second Master’s in Clinical Psychology at University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Sophie wanted to be able to understand mental health conditions but also listen to people and support them with as many tools as possible.
Having read Dr Campbell-McBride’s work during her first year as a student, Sophie kept on waiting for the role of gut flora to be mentioned in her academic path. Sadly, mental health was never approached from a gut health perspective. Yet, she was intimately convinced that the gut-brain axis was something she needed to explore further. So, after she graduated from her first Master’s in the UK she found the official GAPS training and graduated as a GAPS Coach.
However, this did not feel like enough. She also wanted more doctors and scientists to acknowledge the gut-brain axis and include nutrition in their approach to health and in their recommendations to patients. She reached out to the GAPS team, and they told her about the GAPS Science Foundation.
She is now honored to be part of the team, analyzing case studies, and turning them into academic papers. Research has always been a part of her studies that she enjoyed thoroughly. An opportunity such as working with the GAPS Science Foundation is exactly what Sophie wished for, as it combines her interest in research and her desire to empower holistic approaches such as GAPS.
When she is not working for the GAPS Science Foundation, Sophie works with her patients combining counselling, therapy, and gut health. She has a particular interest for children and systemic family dynamics.
Sophie’s personal website and booking page can be found at the following address: https://www.gutpsychologist.com/