Sophia Malaspina

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MSc and MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Taking some time for yourself is extremely important.

Are you having issues with anxiety or depression? Do you feel as though you are at  a crossroads in your life? Counselling can offer the space and “me” time to work on any issues that you have concerns about.

I understand that counselling can seem quite daunting, but we can work through your fears together in a safe and confidential space.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and Accredited Member of the BACP. I have experience of working with adults in a variety of different environments including NHS and Mental Health charities. I have extensive experience in anxiety, depression and working with sexual abuse and childhood trauma. I am also happy to work with students who have a course requirement. I am also a Lecturer in Counselling at the Gloucestershire College.

In our initial session, I will ask about the reasons you have come to the counselling, take some background and history of yourself and we can discuss your expectations of the counselling and what you would like to achieve.

At the moment, I am offering online/telephone sessions which can be done on Teams/Zoom. I also offer Face-to-face sessions in a private and comfortable space.

Please do get in touch for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited) University of Greenwich

Dramatherapy (BACP Accredited) LC&CTA

MBACP Accredited Member of the BACP

Certified in Online and Telephone Counselling. 

I have experience of seeing clients who are going through a range of issues.These include, depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, mid-life issues, low self-esteem problems, sexual problems, obsessive compulsive disorder to name a few. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in Dramatherapy and have additional training in working with clients with Autism, ADHD and Aspergers.


£55.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Please text or call on 07398 044590 to arrange an initial session and discuss fees.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am now not available until 8th January but will respond upon my return to any enquiries.

Further information

I believe that through counselling we can work together to help you gain clarity on how you are feeling.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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