Sophia Papantoniou-McDonald, Dip Couns, Dip Psych, MBACP
I provide counselling for a range of everyday life issues such as relationship difficulties, bullying, lack of self-confidence, financial worries, depression, stress and anxiety, either as an individual or as a couple.
I’ve also had a lot of experience working with trauma, sexual abuse past or present, domestic abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
I can offer you a calm, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to talk over whatever it is that’s troubling you. Sometimes, people tell me that they don’t think their problem is serious enough to warrant counselling, but I believe if there’s something on your mind that’s getting in the way of you leading your life the way you want to, then it’s worth having a look at. I also see how valuable the power of talking can be in helping you do that.
Together we can look at whatever might be going on for you at the moment. As a counsellor, I have an understanding that at times, people will experience areas of their life that are difficult and cause them to be stuck. My aim is to work with you to be able to make sense of these areas in order to find positive change.
I also offer couples counselling. This can apply to any relationship: husband-wife, parent-child, siblings, etc. Often when in close relationships, people can feel they’re not being heard or accepted and relationships can become strained. Whilst remaining impartial, I will help you to look at the main aspects of your relationship, such as communication, in order to help you both decide how you would like to move forward.
Contact me and we can have an initial chat to see how I can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2018 Certificate in Couples Counselling
- 2018 Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- 2017 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
- 2015 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- 2014 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I worked in voluntary placements for:
- Rape Crisis, dealing with sexual violence and trauma
- No 22 Youth & Community Counselling Service, dealing with a range of issues
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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Individuals - £45 for 50 mins Couples - £60 for 1 hour
The BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework underpins the way I work as a counsellor. The BACP believes that counselling can change lives and the Ethical Framework is in place to set high standards regarding proficient and ethical practice.
I hold professional indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|