About me


  We are living through unprecedented times and new ways of being can take their toll. We all have mental health, just like physical health and counselling can offer a space to explore and nurture a healthier mind. You will be at the very centre of our work and I aim to offer a warm, nonjudgemental, professional space to be. I have experience of working with addiction, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and relationship challenges. With experience working with people of all ages from young people in a school setting, to vulnerable adults struggling with addiction.

I am trained integratively, which means I can offer a variety of therapeutic approaches (including Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Psychotherapeutic Therapy).

I feel passionately finding the right therapist is really important, so I offer a free consultation session for you and I to explore if we are a good fit for each other. After initial contact by email or phone we can meet and discuss what areas of of your life you are struggling with, this enables you to contact other counsellors too and chose someone who feels right for you.. If you decide to work with me we will then find a weekly slot to begin working together.

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ..Hamlet . Counselling can be inspiring, challenging and perspective changing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor holding the following qualifications:

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Recent additional training includes;

The Neuroscience of therapeutic attachment

Understanding the intergenerational transmission of Trauma and Abuse

Working with relational trauma: dealing with disorganised attachment

Make your Brain a good place to Live

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

I believe its really important to feel comfortable with your therapist, therefore I offer a free consultation where we can explore whether we are a good fit for each other. My hourly charge is then £50 an hour.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Abingdon
Oxon
OX13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday - Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sophie Jopson

Sophie Jopson