Sophie Hirst

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Dip. Couns. Integrative MBACP Therapeutic Counseller
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I’m Sophie, and I know first-hand how daunting starting your counselling journey can be, as I myself have been in your shoes, looking for the right counsellor.

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

A little bit about me. I’m down-to-earth, caring, empathic, and warm, with a passion for helping people to improve their mental well-being.  I see counselling not only as an investment in you but also, as a gift you give to yourself.

I trained as an integrative therapist, meaning I use different theories to tailor sessions individually to your needs. I work in a person-centred way, putting you at the centre of all of our work. The therapeutic relationship we build will be what underpins your therapeutic journey to a happier, more positive way of life.

I aim to create a safe, relaxed and non-judgemental space for you to begin to explore what has brought you to therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with many different people supporting clients in a variety of settings such as the education and charity sectors. These people differ in age, cultural background, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender. I have worked with varying degrees of emotional distress ranging from, but not limited to anxiety, relationship issues, financial stress, anger, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, depression, and low self-esteem. As mentioned above, the relationship we build together, is what will help you to explore the difficulties you are experiencing.

I work with adults over the age of 18 and provide therapy both face to face and online via Zoom. If you think I sound like someone you might like to work with, get in touch via email to arrange a call.

I offer a free initial consultation over the phone of up to 25 minutes. This gives you the chance to get a feel for how I provide therapy and gives you the autonomy to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

  • Level 2 Award - Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate of Proficiency BACP
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Ongoing CPD 

Member organisations

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


£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information

Face to face therapy £60 per session

Online therapy £60 per session

I offer discounted rates for block bookings of 6 & 10 sessions*

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

*Please note - I do not work on weekends. Emails or messages sent during this time will be responded to within 48hrs of the following Monday. 

Further information

*Please note - Sometimes, replies to enquiries are directed to spam & junk folders rather than your inbox. 

Registered member of the ICO

Registered member of the BACP

Fully insured 

Enhanced DBS

Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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