Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st January 2022

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, meaning I use a few different approaches to find the best fit therapy for you.  That could be goal focused like CBT, or a more relaxed and humanistic approach based on what you talk about that session.  How we work is up to you but I’m happy to discuss with you based on your goals to find the best way forward.

I have experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, work related stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, bereavement and general dissatisfaction in life.  I also have experience working with young people (11-18) and couples.

I have a keen interest in neurodivergence (ASD, ADHD and Dyslexia) and have been diagnosed with ADHD myself, so 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.

Therapy 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 understand the importance of finding the right therapist, and so I offer a free telephone consultation as well as half price initial assessment sessions.  Call or email me to make an appointment and we can discuss your reasons for starting therapy.

** All sessions are now Zoom or telephone based, please contact me for more information **

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

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.  Worked in private practice for two years with a large range of clients.

Previous experience and training working with an eating disorders charity.

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.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free telephone assessment (by appointment only)

£40 per 50 minute session

£60 per 50 minute couples session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My practice is currently full. Please contact me to be added to the waiting list.

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

Social

Sophie Burrows

Sophie Burrows