Sophie MacLeod, MBACP

Sophie MacLeod, MBACP

Willen House
8-26 Bath Street
London
EC1V 9DX

07835 896906

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Willen House
8-26 Bath Street
London
EC1V 9DX

07835 896906

About me

My intention is to help you to find hope and a way forward whatever your issues may be.  I am a friendly, warm and calm person and I aim to create a supportive environment through which you can make sense of your circumstances, even when they may feel overwhelming.  You will be able to talk about anything in a confidential space, knowing that I will not be judging you or being critical and through this, you will be able to think about new perspectives, new solutions and gain some relief.  We can work together either short term (e.g. up to 6 sessions) or longer term.

How I work

I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative therapist and bereavement counsellor.  Being an integrative therapist means that I am able to adapt my way of working depending on your needs, personality and timeframe. That said, I always work within a person-centred framework, which gives you space and time to bring whatever you need.

Sometimes it is important to talk about your past to understand where patterns of behaviour first started and sometimes it will be helpful to use creative methods in order to help you to talk about what is going on. I bring an holistic approach so that we can work with any pains, fears or other sensations in your body as well as your thoughts and feelings.

What happens next

Please get in touch and we can talk a little more on the phone about whether I am the kind of therapist you are looking for.  Our first meeting will be a reduced price and I would like to hear more about why you are looking for therapy at this time and then at the end of this first session we can decide whether we would like to work together.  All of my appointments are 50 minutes.

Willen House is just off the Old Street roundabout and close to the City, Shoreditch, Hackney, Dalston, Islington and Clerkenwell.  Please let me know if you have any access requirements.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the BACP working within their Ethical Framework.

I have worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds and with a range of issues.  I most commonly see people dealing with:

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Stress
  • Panic, anxiety and GAD
  • Anger and frustration
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Rape
  • Childhood abuse
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem

Counselling and psychotherapy experience:

  • Spiral Centre (holistic therapy centre in North London)
  • The Centre for Better Health (therapy centre in Hackney)
  • SOAS, University of London counselling service
  • Regent's University London counselling service
  • Lewisham Carers' Centre
  • Lambeth Cruse Bereavement Care

Qualifications:

  • 2011-2013 - Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited course), University of East London
  • 2012 - Awareness in Bereavement Care Certificate, Cruse Bereavement Care
  • 2010 – 2011 - Counselling Skills CPCAB Certificate, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
  • 2010 - Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate, Minster Centre

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£60 per session.  £45 for the first session/ assessment.

I can offer a discounted rate for students and low incomes (please ask when you first get in touch).

Further information

Education and universities:

I have worked in universities and higher education for almost 10 years and have a strong understanding of the pressures both staff and students are facing.  I am particularly familiar with the anxiety and panic that many people are currently experiencing and can help to develop ways of coping with this. I love working with university students, including mature students and have valued the opportunity of accompanying them through an important time of transition.

Maps & Directions

London, EC1V 9DX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I have spaces available on Wednesdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults