My name is Sophie and I am an integrative counsellor which means I am able to tailor the support I offer to meet your current needs – working through the issues you may be facing at your own pace in a safe and supportive environment, in order to help you move forward.
The first step of your journey is asking for help which takes courage – whether your journey is to a place of better wellbeing or to process feelings and events you’ve experienced or are still experiencing, I can help you to look at what’s happening in your life currently and to address whatever you feel may be holding you back. I can offer support to people experiencing a range of conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, work-related issues, self-harm, loss and addictions.
I offer a non-judgemental approach to therapy – in my role, I will listen to your thoughts, feelings and insights, and be respectful of your values and beliefs. This offers you a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings in order to help you process and find your own resolutions to the issues that you may be facing – this includes gaining insight into behaviours that may be repetitive and or destructive and holding you back from fulfilling your own goals.
Working integratively and practicing from a relational approach means that I value the relationships you have with yourself and the outside world. By having a calm and gentle demeanour and offering warmth, I am able to build meaningful relationships which will provide the foundation for our sessions together. It’s important that you have time for yourself to talk through your feelings because of the situation you may be going through – whether it be stress, grief or related to traumatic events.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor and work from an integrative model – I can off both short term support and longer open-ended counselling for individuals. Being a part of the BACP means I work to a high standard of confidentiality – I am fully ensured and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
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