Sidonia Stiles. But I prefer Sonia Stiles as I never use Sidonia.
My name is Sidonia or Sonia for short and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years experience of Counselling. As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality.
I bring knowledge from both Person-Centred and Psychodynamic Therapy models (Relational Therapy). I help people address their situations in a caring and nurturing way that helps them to develop their skills and understanding their strengths. I am trained with specific clinical tools that help people see the why’s and how’s of relationships problems, Couple Therapy and Family issues.
I also work with Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) as well as Family / Relationships. I work transparently and professionally with clinical tools to help my clients address these issues and I do this with a contract of Confidentiality and an understanding of Counselling.
I am passionate about the well-being of others and have spent most of my life learning about the way we think and the why’s and how’s of life. I use tools that change our perceptions of our own thinking broadening the ways our cognitions relate to our subconscious, allowing for further meanings and understandings of the condition or situations we live with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with BACP and have a HND Diploma (2006) in Person Centred counselling as well as a Level 5 Diploma in Relationship therapy (2019) with CPCAB ( Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).
I have 14 years of experience of working with the above guidelines but most recently gained a further level 5 Diploma with Relate National, specialising in Relationship therapy for Couples and families who are facing issues within their relationships .
I have also worked within a secure unit for young people (9-21) with challenging behaviour as a Group worker for 10 years.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorder and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and Family / Relationships. I work transparently and professionally with clinical tools to help my clients see and understand clearly what's happening in sessions. I do this with a contract of confidentiality and an understanding of Counselling.
Relationship Therapy £60.
Individual sessions £45.
I have availability on Tuesday am/pm and some evenings. I also can arrange for appointments on Saturdays. Please feel free to contact me for availability. firstname.lastname@example.org 07906462876
I run a professional private practice from the The Natural Fitness Centre at the Rdoubt in Eastbourne most evenings 6pm-8pm and on Saturdays I am able to offer a more flexible schedule . You can have a look at my site on Downs Counselling Services online https://sites.google.com/view/downs-counselling-services . I have a relaxing office in a friendly environment that has a reception area with waiting room.
It caters for disabled people as well as young people, families and adults.