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Sophie Armes UKCP MBPsS

Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28
07808 169295 Registered / Accredited
Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28

About me

I work in private practice as a psychological therapist and for a local charity offering support to young women diagnosed with cancer.

Experience has taught me that at certain times in life, living well can be a real challenge. Bereavement or the loss of an important relationship for example; illness or a major life transition, difficulties at home or work, past traumas - sometimes even, nothing especially obvious - can all present our minds and bodies with too much stress to manage and stay healthy. Counselling and psychotherapy are useful resources that support us to recover well-being and to develop more healthy selves, if that’s what we want to do.

My style of working is influenced by the philosophies, theories and techniques of the three major psychological schools (humanism, psychoanalysis and cognitive-behaviourism). It is also informed by research and findings from neuroscience indicating that therapeutic relationships themselves are key for psychological recovery and lasting change. In essence, I offer a safe place where we can talk in confidence, coming to recognise and make sense of problematic feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I value openness in relationships and understand that compassion and empathy play a vital role in developing our awareness around complex experience and realising more helpful ways of living well.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I have since completed a post-qualification training in body psychotherapy with Chiron Association for Body Psychotherapists.

I am a registered member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a member of Metanoia Institute and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I work in accordance with ethical guidelines issued by UKCP and the BPS.

I have worked as a psychological therapist in a variety of settings including: an NHS health centre in central London, a local hospice, a counselling and psychotherapy service, a secondary school, an acute psychiatric ward, and private practice.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Fees

£50 per session.

Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Sophie Armes UKCP MBPsS

Sophie Armes UKCP MBPsS

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