Sophie Bice BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered Member
People often seek counselling when life feels uncertain or out of control. Many of us may experience difficult and and unsettling feelings which are hard to process, particularly in the midst of a pandemic.
Self-isolation and social distancing do not mean you have to cope with life's challenges on your own. I am able to offer counselling via online video link (zoom), over the telephone or walk and talk if suitable.
Please do get in touch to have an informal chat first or to ask any questions you may have.
Hello, my name is Sophie and I am here to listen, if you feel you want to talk. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where we can work through your concerns together and focus on what is important to you. I am an experienced, friendly, professional counsellor and psychotherapist offering appointments at my home in Cranleigh, Surrey.
By talking together, we can unravel what is troubling you to gain deeper understanding of the place you find yourself in, building your awareness and self-acceptance in order to bring about positive change in your life.
Life can be challenging and hard to make sense of at times. Most of us will at some point experience anxiety and emotional distress in either our personal or professional lives .My work encompasses both work and personal related issues, including: relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-confidence, sexuality, anger, long-term illness, loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression,
Sometimes we are able to create our own methods of coping or work things through by talking to family and friends, but at other times they are just too close to be able to help, we may feel overwhelmed and struggle to cope with our experiences alone. At times like this counselling offers you the opportunity for a dedicated space and time to talk openly about whatever is concerning you, and share your most difficult feelings with someone who can help you make sense of them and find a way forward.
I am a humansitic counsellor working with both adults and adolescents on either an open-ended or short-term basis (up to 12 sessions) according to what is best suited for your needs.I offer a safe, respectful and confidential space where you can talk of whatever is troubling you, without fear of judgement.
I have a particular interest in working with clients experiencing high levels of anxiety or stress, relationship issues, low confidence and self-esteem and bereavement.
I am also particularly passionate about working with adolescents who increasingly experience high levels of pressure, stress and anxiety due to the experiences they encounter.
I offer a free 30 minute face to face meeting so you can see if you think counselling is right for you.
Please visit my website for further information www.sophiebicecounselling.co.uk or feel free to give me a call to ask any questions - 07795 171229
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory, Levels 1-3
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to its Ethical Framework and attend regular supervision.
Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy
I spent 4 years working for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care as a Counsellor working with patients and their families coping with the effects of chronic or terminal illness and bereavement. Navigating our way towards death or through grief can be challenging and hard to talk about, especially with those closest to us. I have a special interest in this area, helping individuals to explore their multifaceted and complex spectrum of emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioural responses to loss and change.
I have a particular interest on the impact of stress on both the mind and body, and deliver stress management workshops to teams in business. Clients include HSBC, Farebrother, and Quin-Essence Ltd.
I spent several years working for the NHS (Surrey Youth Counselling Service) as a youth counsellor, working with vulnerable adolescents aged 12-24 in Guildford and the surrounding areas. I have a special interest in working with this age group who increasingly suffer with anxiety and depression due to the pressures and experiences they face. My work includes working with those who have experienced domestic abuse, neglect, bereavement, self-harm or are affected by long-term illness, as well as issues at school and within the family.
I have also spent 2 years working for a North Surrey based charity offering counselling for up to a year for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more.
HOW I WORK
I am a Humanistic Counsellor which means I work with what is happening in the 'Here and Now' of our lives. Our past experiences and relationships are still very much relevant but are explored in terms of how they impact us in the present.
Whilst the reasons people come to counselling can be similar, each individual’s experience is unique. My approach and philosophy to working is based upon the Humanistic values of counselling and psychotherapy. My emphasis is on an integrative framework of supporting theories, drawing flexibly from Person-Centred Therapy, Gestalt, and Existential philosophy, using interventions which focus on raising a deeper awareness and understanding of our feelings and behaviours, so we can bring about positive change towards a more fulfilling existence.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 minutes and are £60.00 or 75 minutes £90, couples 50 minutes £85