Sophia Malaspina MSc and MBACP (Accred) Counsellor
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.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and Accredited Member of the BACP. I have experience of working with adults and young people.
I work by allowing you, the client to lead where you would like the sessions to go. Working together, we can work through any issues this brings up for to create a better outcome.
In our initial session, we will clarify your expectations from the therapy and what you would like to achieve.
Currently I am only offering telephone/video sessions with a view to go back to face-to-face sessions when I can safely. Sessions can be based in Cheltenham currently.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited) University of Greenwich
Dramatherapy (BACP Accredited) LC&CTA
MBACP Accredited Member of the BACP
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Please text or call on 07398 044590 to arrange an initial session and discuss fees.
I do truly believe in counselling and am very passionate about my work.