Sophie Williams BPC, UKCP, FPC
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works both open-ended and short-term with individuals and couples. I work in private practice in Gerrards Cross, Bucks. I believe that one of the most important factors in counselling is the relationship between the counsellor and client. I offer a warm, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to express and explore your current feelings and situation.
You may be looking for counselling support to help you work through a current situation, crisis, depression/anxiety or relationship breakdown, or you may be looking to address longer term difficulties, such as past experiences or repetitive patterns of behaving or relating to others. My practice is informed by psychodynamic theory which understands that as well as present factors, both our past experiences and unconscious conflicts have an impact on how we think, feel and behave in the present.
If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling or psychotherapy with me, please leave a telephone message or email and I will contact you to arrange an initial consultation. This would last for up to 90 minutes to give us plenty of time to discuss your current situation and to decide whether counselling/psychotherapy is right for you now.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF Therapy London:
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF)
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy (WPF)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (WPF)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
I am a professional member and a registered Psychotherapist with BPC, UKCP and FPC and abide by their codes of ethics and good practice.
I currently work full-time in private practice. For several years I also worked as a staff counsellor and assessment counsellor at a local counselling centre.
I was Joint Chair of the Counsellor's Section and a Board member of the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) 2009-2010, and am actively involved in professional activities.
As part of my on-going professional development I attend several conferences and training seminars each year.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
My fee for individual clients is £50 for a once-weekly 50 minute session. I am willing to negotiate a reduced fee for clients on a low income.
My fee for an initial consultation of up to 90 minutes is £60.
For couples, my fee is £60 for a one hour session.
Initial consultations are £60 for an hour, or £90 for 90 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|