About me

These difficult and unusual times might be making you feel sad, anxious, panicky or low and it can raise 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


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.


Additional information

Telephone/online counselling sessions - initial session free, after that sessions are £40

Face to face sessions are £45 for 50 mins


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


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Sophie Benton

Sophie Benton