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Sophia Malaspina MSc and MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
07398 044590 07398 044590 Registered / Accredited
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

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.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


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

Further information

I do truly believe in counselling and am very passionate about my work.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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


Morning, Afternoons, Early Evening until 7pm.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sophia Malaspina MSc and MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Sophia Malaspina MSc and MBACP (Accred) Counsellor