Sophie Lawton

Psychotherapist | PGDip, MBACP
London, SW17
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About me

I am an integrative therapist, meaning I draw on multiple approaches and theories in my practice, but my way of working has been particularly shaped by relational psychotherapy and attachment theory. This means I believe that the relationships we experience in our early lives affect our later ways of relating to both ourselves and others. I believe that therapy is a fundamentally relational endeavour - not that people are broken and therefore need to be “fixed” - but rather that through working together we can come to new ways of relating, understanding and being.

I am experienced in working with issues to do with gender and sexuality, relationship diversity (polyamory, non-monogamy etc) and provide an LGBTQ+ affirmative practice, but welcome clients from all backgrounds. I am mindful of the social, cultural and structural issues involved in the difficulties we face as individuals.

I believe that therapy can help with so many issues, whether they feel vague or specific, and allow us to come to a better understanding of ourselves and our histories so we can live fuller, more authentic lives. I try to cultivate a warm, open and non-judgemental space for you to explore yourself and your issues in.

I am currently working exclusively online via Zoom, so welcome clients from any location in the UK.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling | The Minster Centre
  • Graduate Certificate in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling | Goldsmiths University of London
  • Graduate Certificate in Gender & Sexuality Studies (Distinction) | Birkbeck University of London

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship diversity (polyamory, non-monogamy etc)

Fees

Additional information

My standard rate is £65 per session, or £85 for those earning £60k or over. Fees are payable via bank transfer in advance of each session.

Further information

When you contact me we will arrange a time to have an initial session. This is a chance for us to explore what you’re looking for from therapy, what working together might be like, and whether I think I am a good match for your needs. There is no expectation for further sessions after the initial consultation: you are welcome to take time to decide whether or not to continue. 

Sessions are 50 minutes long, held at the same time each week. Before we start work together I will send you a copy of my client-therapist agreement, which lays out information about confidentiality, holidays and cancellations.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Sophie Lawton

Sophie Lawton