Sophie Bayley Reg MBACP, Dip Counselling, BA Hons.

Sophie Bayley Reg MBACP, Dip Counselling, BA Hons.

Eastern Yoga
44-46 Greenbank Road

The Harbourside Practice
3 Redcliffe Parade East

07342 288 183

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About me

Whether you're having difficulties at work, have anxiety or depression, are feeling sad, had a major life event, have experienced a loss, have changes going on or just need to make sense of your current situation, I can offer a safe space to do this.

Counselling offers somewhere to be yourself outside of your regular life, to connect to what is going on for you emotionally.

I provide a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you to look at the issues you need to bring and support you to work out your thoughts and your feelings. My role is to build a relationship where you can fully be accepted, feel safe, explore your feelings and be heard. See what others think of me

As a qualified integrative counsellor I offer long and short term counselling and use many methods and processes to work with you to look at what you want to look at - the work is led by your needs but with my support.

Although I can work with anything you bring, I specialise in trauma counselling. This will support you to find a way to minimise trauma symptoms such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, panic attacks and help build resilience and resources for you to help you feel more safe in the world.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to see if I'm right for you and to see how we can work together.

Even if my skills don't match your needs, or I don't have the time slot you're looking for, I should be able to signpost you to other professional counsellors or agencies who meet your needs as I know how hard it can be to find the right person. Do get in touch, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of BACP
  • Diploma In Professional Studies - Counselling at University of West of England
  • Trauma Somatic Experience training with Babette Rothschild
  • Leadership Training with Celebration of Being
  • Child Protection Training
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTTLS)
  • BA Hons from University of Portsmouth.
  • Experience of working short and long term with clients with a wide range of issues and from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Experience of working with cancer
  • Experience of working with addiction and trauma (sexual, emotional, physical abuse and neglect).
  • Counsellor at Southmead Project for 6 years
  • 20 years' experience working as a volunteer, trustee, worker and trainer in the voluntary sector
  • Diversity training
  • Pre-Trial therapy training
  • Experience and training around self-harm
  • Mental Health and the Body
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Enhanced DBS (what was CRB)

I am deeply committed to my personal development and have been in therapy myself on and off for around 20 years.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anger work
  • Nightmares/Flashbacks
  • Involuntary Childlessness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Inner child work
  • Constellation work
  • Parts work


I charge £50 per session  (50 mins). Unfortunately I am unable to offer discounts.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS5 6EY
Bristol, BS1 6SW

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Spanish (to be discussed)


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There are steep stairs in the Harbourside Pratice. Both entering the building and going up to the room.


I am unable to take on new clients at the moment but have some places on my waiting list. If you'd like to be on the waiting list please contact me. many thanks

Types of client

Older adults