Sophie Howell - MBACP, MA, BA(Hons)
I provide a safe and confidential space to help you explore and understand any difficulties, negative thoughts or feelings and to effect a positive change in your life. Our sessions together will combine meaningful therapeutic conversations alongside tools and techniques to help you.
My belief is that you hold the answers and the ability to have a sustained and fulfilled life and that with my support we can achieve this together. My approach is strongly underpinned by the Humanistic model that sees the importance of our relationship in bringing about positive change for you. I have the knowledge, theory and experience to adapt the way in which we work together to provide you with tailored, integrative therapy that can really make a difference.
I offer a totally free and no obligation initial session. During this session we will begin to get to know each other and I will ask some questions about the reasons you are considering counselling. Of course you can ask me any questions you might have about how I work and the counselling process. We will decide if we feel we are a good therapeutic fit and if we feel we can work well together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I also have a Masters Degree in Social Work and a BA (Hons) Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice.
Continued professional development (CPD) is very important to me. I have had additional training in bereavement counselling with adults as well as bereavement counselling with children, managing anxiety and depression, eating disorders, addiction, the use of art/play therapy, mindfulness and the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have many years of counselling experience. I have worked as a counsellor with CPSL Mind for over two years and worked as a school counsellor in a secondary school for over a year. I am the Community Wellbeing Worker for a local charity, which involves me providing one-to-one as well as group mental wellbeing support. I also work as a counsellor at a junior school supporting the children and staff.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also help with other presenting difficulties. Please get in touch if the area you are looking for help with does not appear on this list.
I can provide sessions during the daytime, evenings and weekends.