Sophie Benton

Richmond, Middlesex, TW9
(+44) 0778 7445148 (+44) 0778 7445148
Richmond, Middlesex, TW9

About me

These difficult and unusual times might be making you feel anxious, scared or might be raising a number of unexpected feelings or memories that are not easy to manage. These are not things you have to cope with alone. This may be a very good opportunity to slow down and think things through.

I am offering one to one telephone counselling or face to face counselling sessions for you to reflect, process and work through feelings and thoughts.  Talking things through helps you gain perspective, find clarity and develop a better understanding of your self while building your self-worth so that going forward feels easier.

I am an integrative therapist/counsellor for adults and young people aiming to create warm non- judgemental environment in which you feel valued and heard.

Intergrative therapy includes different approaches and theories of counselling. Person centred counselling which is lead by the client in a safe and encouraging environment, cognitive behavioural therapy which is goal focused and can help develop practical solutions for ways to change your situation or mindset, and psychodynamic therapy which begins to identify and work through feelings and behaviour arising from experiences in childhood. I feel that this mixture means that my way of working and aim of sessions can be flexible and fit individuals personalities and needs

I can offer a set of 3 or 4 sessions or more if we find that this would work better for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) English Literature and Language

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Post graduate certificate in Psychology

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Volunteer Child counsellor with charity Place to Be based in schools

Volunteer Counsellor for adults with charity Richmond Carers

Primary school teacher for pupil premium children

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Telephone counselling sessions - initial session free, after that sessions are £35

Face to face sessions are £45 for 50 mins

Richmond
Middlesex
TW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Availability

I am available now between 9.30am and 4.30pm every weekday

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Social

Sophie Benton

Sophie Benton