Sophie Armes UKCP MBPsS
I work in private practice as a psychological therapist and as a volunteer bereavement counsellor at a local hospice.
Experience has taught me that at certain times in life, living well can be a real challenge. The loss of an important relationship for example, illness or a major life transition, difficulties within relationships 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 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 both accept 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 of complex experience and recognising 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 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 in a variety of settings including the NHS; counselling and psychotherapy services; the voluntary sector; an acute psychiatric ward; and private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£45 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|