About me

Hello, I’m Sophie - a warm welcome to my page. I am a person-centred counsellor, but more than that, I am a gentle, compassionate person and am here to support you. I understand that sometimes life can be difficult and overwhelming, and from time to time we all need a little help, support and understanding from someone who won't judge or reject us.

Maybe you have low self esteem and find social situations difficult, maybe you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed, or maybe you have unresolved issues from the past. Whatever your troubles, I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I want to help you to feel empowered to find your own voice, to move forward with a better understanding of yourself, your strengths and autonomy, so that you can cope with current and future problems.

I won't offer advice but instead, will follow your story empathically, to try and understand how it is from your perspective, as I believe that you are the expert in you. I understand that we all need to be listened to, to be heard and to be understood and I will support you every step of the way as you begin a journey to a more fulfilled life.

As a professional counsellor with a degree in psychology, I recognise the power of counselling to offer choices and change lives. I offer short term and long term therapy to suit the individual.

Getting Started

From personal experience, I understand how opening up to someone can feel daunting, so you’re very welcome to get in touch for a free, no obligation chat. You can either call me (please leave a message and contact number if I'm unable to answer when you ring) or you can email me to organise. I will attempt to answer emails and phone calls within 24 hours. This initial consultation can be either by phone or online and lasts up to 30 minutes. It gives us the opportunity to meet and talk through any questions that you may have, about what you are hoping to get out of counselling and for me to explain what I can offer in our sessions. It’s also a chance for you to decide if you want to move forward on your counselling journey with me. If you are happy to continue, we can set up further sessions to take place weekly or fortnightly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Therapy

Counselling Skills NCFE Certificate

BSc in Psychology

Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation

Cruse Trauma Awareness Webinar

Cruse Working with Suicidal Clients Webinar

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST)

Member of the British Association for Counsellling Professionals (BACP)

I currently volunteer for Cruse, a bereavement charity.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their ethical framework. This supports my working practices, policies and promotes my own values and principles. I am insured and am ICO Registered in line with GDPR regulations (data protection).

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 or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 30 minute initial telephone or online phone consultation.

£40 for 60 minute session.

Availability

I am available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Further information

I am located away from the main towns and residential areas of Cornwall, giving you an extra level of discretion and privacy, however there are no buses so you will need a car to access.

Bodmin
Cornwall
PL30

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom