Sophie Bhoarla

London E4 & E18
07342 213358 07342 213358

About me

Hello, my name is Sophie and I believe that I can help you live life to the fullest. Many of us are just surviving and not living, struggling silently and before we know it this becomes our reality, not living the life that you deserve. I believe that although we cannot always change our circumstances we can learn different coping mechanisms to live a healthier life.

I have witnessed the power of therapy first hand within my lifetime. As a mother of three I went through challenging times and experienced feelings of 'empty nest syndrome'. As a result I looked for a non-judgmental and safe environment to offload my issues. From my own experience, I believe that sometimes just letting things out is enough to make us feel better without burdening our loved ones. This process when combined with a genuinely caring person who wants to help and is able to empathise with you is invaluable. For me what resonated the most with therapy was the ability it had for empowerment, allowing me to take control of my own feelings and life. I am truly grateful that I had this opportunity to better myself through counselling.

I work with difference and diversity and have the qualities and self-awareness of these differences. I myself come from an extended family and therefore have a great understanding of ethnic and cultural issues as well as Western culture.

I have over 10 years of experiences working with various issues such as anxiety, depression, confidence building, addictions, bereavement, loss of relationships, bullying, young adults, OCD. Furthermore, I have experience in couple counselling and have a deep understanding of marital relationships having being married for 27 years.

An area of expertise for me are issues within different cultures e.g. arranged marriages, extended families and domestic violence.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Honours Psychosocial Studies
  • Person Centre Counselling Diploma (accredited)                                       
  • Level 4 Couple Counselling
  • Member of BACP
  • Courses: Working with the inner child, safeguarding, domestic violence, working with adolescence, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, bereavement, relationship breakdown, marriage counselling, anger management.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I offer a free 15 minute consultation before we start our sessions in order for us both to get to know each other a bit better, and to discuss any concerns.

One to one:

  • £50 an hour

Couple Counselling:

  • £60 an hour

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students

London
E4 7AY

The Old Forge
75-77 Station Passage
London
E18 1JL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu

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

Daytime and Evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Sophie Bhoarla

Sophie Bhoarla