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About my practice
Welcome I am Sophia. I offer an integrative professional therapy service to adults face to face, both online and in person. Established in private practice for the past 7 years I am experienced in supporting individuals with a wide range of issues including ; stress and anxiety, negative or unhelpful self beliefs, childhood trauma, work related issues, relationship challenges and grief and loss.
I have worked with many clients through times of struggle and uncertainty including; coping with illness and the grief and loss of loved ones, relationship issues; including handling conflict, improving communication and enhancing harmony as well as moving forward from an relationship breakdown. I supported individuals navigating both workplace opportunities and challenges ; building confidence in interviews, presentations and public speaking through to coping with workplace change and redundancy. I work with individuals to identify and manage stress more effectively and with those experiencing anxiety in its many forms, A common theme across the work often lies in exploring and challenging self beliefs and in strengthening our sense of self worth and identity.
My professional experience is underpinned by an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
How counselling can help
There are inevitably times in our lives that are problematic and we may find we feel less than equipped to deal with the challenges we are presented with. Though this is common to many of us , it is not uncommon to feel alone and unsure where to turn at such times. You may be reading this as you face a particular issue, dilemma or situation you can readily identify that you know is the cause of your worry or distress. Perhaps you are caught in negative thinking patterns, coping with difficult feelings that are impacting on your emotional wellbeing. Whatever your situation, we can explore it together, and agree how we might work to find the best way forward for you.
Counselling offers a positive intervention that can be both rewarding and satisfying at times in our life when we most need it. Having the right support can help us gain a shared and wider perspective on our difficulties, this clarity can often bring some sense of relief and help us begin to feel better quite quickly.
Please do visit my website to read more detail on how I may be able to help or contact me for a initial no obligation conversation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy "MBACP" My counselling experience and ongoing professional development is underpinned by the following professional qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free 20min minute initial no obligation consultation, via phone or face to face.
Fees £50 per 55 minute session
When I work
I have a range of appointments times available in the evenings and weekends as well as during the week.
What to expect in your first session and beyond
It is a very personal experience working with a counsellor. Creating and maintaining an open, supportive and friendly relationship with you, free of any judgement, is my first working priority. It is this positive relationship that will enable us to work well together, so you can experience real benefits within your timescales.
Our work will be at a pace and level that feels right for you. As you move through the counselling process you will undoubtedly gain a deeper understanding of your inner thoughts and feelings. This clarity and insight can bring healing. It can also pave the way towards personal problem solving, leading in some cases to significant and lasting change.
An initial 30 minute no obligation, non-chargeable consultation in person or via skype or phone is available. Individual sessions last 60 minutes and we would aim to have regular sessions over a period of time. There is no set length of time for this, for example an individual might benefit from short term solution focused counselling (approx. 6-12 sessions) or prefer a longer term approach, perhaps to explore the self in more depth or work with a longer term issue (up to 6 months or longer).
I work out of my home in a dedicated consulting room, which is situated in a quiet countryside location easily accessible from the M3 motorway and approximately 7 miles from Basingstoke, Alresford and Alton. I have plenty of off road parking. I work a range of hours including daytime, evenings and weekends.