Hi I’m Sophie, I see myself as open-minded and passionate about helping people through times of difficulty. You may be struggling with something on your own or feel you need support that you can't get anywhere else. What you say matters to me. I will listen deeply to what you’re going through and will be with you every step of the way.
I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever may be troubling you. Maybe you would like help to make sense of it all when things feel completely all over the place. You may even have emotions like shame, anger, jealousy, or guilt, that are difficult to talk about. Sometimes the pain, confusion or worry can become too much, and you've just had enough. Things may have got to a point where you feel in crisis or powerless and you need support going forward.
Counselling with me allows you to go at your own pace, acknowledges your uniqueness, allows you to be heard, gives you the time and space to explore, reflect and deal with struggles you may be going through.
My approach aims to help you:
- feel understood and less alone with what you are going through
- process difficult emotions, experiences, or trauma
- feel safe and grounded, going at your own pace without pressure
- gain relief and lessen the burden in times of difficulty
- get to know and understand yourself better
- explore what your needs are
- trust your own instincts
- become more empowered, resilient, and confident going forward
- find the solutions that are right for you
Training, qualifications & experience
I can help with a range of issues, but have experience helping people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism, addiction, loss, transition periods, career and family and relationship issues. I have worked for 7 years in mental health services in the NHS and have two years experiencing of counselling a range of clients with The Brain Charity and Talking Together.
I also have a special interest in ADHD, a complex and often misunderstood condition which can be very frustrating for many adults, parents, and partners of those with the condition. My knowledge and experience, enables me to offer great empathy of the day to day struggles people often face.
I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Liverpool John Moore’s University. I am a qualified member of the BACP, attend regular supervision, and I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
People often feel nervous and unsure about choosing a therapist, so the first step is to have an informal chat, to help put your mind at ease. I offer a free 15-minute phone call, this helps you get know me a little better and find out and if I am the right match for you, or you may even decide counselling is not something that’s right for you at this time.
*Online and face to face appointments are available
*I offer evening and weekend appointments for those with a busy schedule (subject to availability).
The best way to get in touch is by text or email, we’ll arrange a time to have a chat and go from there :)