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Sophia England BA PGDip Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Edinburgh EH12 & EH6
07789310709 07789310709
Edinburgh EH12 & EH6

About me

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, sessions will take place over telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Feel like you’ve lost control? Undergoing a big change? Or need to talk to a professional?

Counselling could help you.

I work with people to make sense of their issues and concerns. I'm trained to deal with a range of situations, helping you find ways to cope with issues in your life.

You might be considering counselling if you feel anxious, depressed or you have experienced a bereavement. People also find counselling useful if their relationships feel strained, or they are having harmful thoughts and feelings.

In addition to the issues above, some other areas I also have experience of working with people are when they are having unexpected mood swings, disrupted sleeping patterns, eating disorders, or if they find themselves using substances to cope with issues in their life.


I have an interest in working with people who are affected by trauma. I hold awareness that an event, a series of events or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening can be termed as trauma. I'm a telephone counsellor for Trauma Counselling Line Scotland, which is a service provided by Health in Mind, a charity promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.

My role

As a qualified professional, I will listen to your story, help you to understand yourself better, so you can make positive changes in your life.

I have a passion for helping people with their health and wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh. This was focused on the Person Centred approach and Psychodynamic perspective.
  • Trauma Enhanced Practice Levels 2 and 3.
  • Prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked in corporate investment and banking organisations, having completed a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Business Administration.


  • In addition to my private practice, I'm a psychotherapist at a charity in Leith, which is a leading centre for the provision of affordable high-quality psychotherapy & counselling.
  • Previously, I was a counsellor at The PF Counselling Service, a charity located in Morningside. I was also a call taker for ParentLine, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity helpline, providing advice for anyone caring for or concerned about a child.

I am happy to work with almost any issue and have experience of working with a wide range of clients.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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First appointment

  • An initial session costs £35 and lasts 50 minutes. This gives us a chance to consider whether counselling is right for you before continuing.

Regular weekly sessions

  • I usually suggest having around 6 sessions (50 minutes each) to begin with as it sometimes takes that amount of time for you to get a feel for how I work and for us to get a feel for how we work together. I find, therapeutically it's important to have regular weekly sessions, for continuity purposes. We can talk about the number of sessions which feel right for you in the initial session and agree a plan going forward.
  • Sessions are available for however long we both feel they are useful.
  • 1:1 sessions cost £50, students £40, joint or couple sessions are £70.


  • Fees are payable by bank transfer before or after each session.

Holidays/Breaks/Cancellations/Missed appointments

  • When we agree upon a set number of sessions, I ask that you please give at least 4 weeks notice in order not to incur a fee for any appointments you do not attend.

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Further information

You can make an initial appointment by email, phone or by messaging me though the Counselling Directory, I'll respond as soon as I can.

In advance of a meeting, I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

  • Email: sophiaengland@outlook.com
  • Mobile: 07789310709

You can visit my website www.newtowncounselling.org

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

25 Palmerston Place
EH12 5AP

13 Smith's Place

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages English


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekly appointments available on Tuesday’s at 7pm and Wednesday's at 330pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Sophia England BA PGDip Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Sophia England BA PGDip Counsellor and Psychotherapist