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MSc, Reg MBACP

About me

Hi, I’m Sophie.  Thanks for visiting my profile.

Please note, I am currently working solely online, seeing clients via Microsoft Teams or WhatsApp Video.  Working online has many benefits, giving you the opportunity to access therapy in the comfort of your own home, as well as being able to access the right therapist for you, regardless of their location.  My online practice means that I can stay at home with my two miniature dachshunds (which can be a good or bad thing, depending on the day!).

I work with clients experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety and depression, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and neurodivergence (autism, ADHD, dyslexia & more), among others. 

Many of my clients struggle with feelings of low mood and anxiety, but everyone’s experience of this is different.  Though we hear a lot about anxiety and depression in today’s media, it’s important that we recognize how unique our struggles are.  Your unique experience needs unique support and, though we may discuss techniques that can be helpful for lots of people, we will explore your struggles in the context of your experience to better understand and break down those low or anxious feelings.

I have worked with a number of clients that struggle with low self-esteem and confidence, sometimes as a symptom of other mental health struggles, or sometimes as part of the cause of other mental health struggles.  I have a strong belief in self-compassion and I have completed extensive training in compassion focused therapy which can be really helpful to combat self-critical thoughts.

I also have experience working with eating disorders and difficult relationships with food, spending some time volunteering with an eating disorders charity and undergoing further training in this area.  Unfortunately, our relationship with food can be complicated and it can be hard to understand our behaviour around food when our brain distorts our biological instinct of fuelling our body. 

I have particular interest in neurodivergence and the impact this can have on general mental health.  As an ADHDer myself, I understand how difficult it can be to be neurodivergent and live in a neurotypical world.  I have worked with neurodivergent clients to work through the emotional impact as well as supporting them to manage productivity, organisation and social aspects. 

Whatever your reason for considering therapy, it is your journey, so I will be led by you.  I believe that you are the expert of your own life and having the space to talk through difficulties with support and empathy can relieve the stress.  I don’t judge; we’re all human with our own struggles and stresses.

I understand the importance of finding the right therapist, and so I offer a free introductory call as well as discounted initial assessment sessions.  You are welcome to call or email me to discuss, or book an introductory call via my Calendly link: https://calendly.com/sophieburrowscounselling/introductory-session 

I look forward to speaking to you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

University Education:

MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

BSc Psychology

Areas of Interest and Further Training:

Compassion Focused Therapy

ADHD

Eating Disorders

LGBTQ Issues

Solution Focused Therapy and Coaching

Experience:

Currently working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant for adults to manage their mental health in work.

Worked as a secondary school counsellor for three years, including clients aged 11-18 as well as staff members. 

Working in private practice for three years with a large range of clients, more recently specialising in neurodivergence.

Previous experience and training working with an eating disorders charity.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free introductory call (by appointment only)

£20 initial assessment session

£45 per 50 minute session

When I work

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Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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