Sophie MacLeod, MBACP (Accred)
Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre
2 Shelburne Road
8-26 Bath Street
My intention is to help you to find hope and a way forward whatever your issues may be. I am a friendly, warm and calm person and I aim to create a supportive environment through which you can make sense of your circumstances, even when they may feel overwhelming. You will be able to talk about anything in a confidential space, knowing that I will not be judging you or being critical and through this, you will be able to think about new perspectives, new solutions and gain some relief. We can work together either short term (e.g. up to 6 sessions) or longer term.
How I work
I am a fully qualified and experienced integrative therapist and bereavement counsellor. Being an integrative therapist means that I am able to adapt my way of working depending on your needs, personality and timeframe. That said, I always work within a person-centred framework, which gives you space and time to bring whatever you need.
Sometimes it is important to talk about your past to understand where patterns of behaviour first started and sometimes it will be helpful to use creative methods in order to help you to talk about what is going on. I bring an holistic approach so that we can work with any pains, fears or other sensations in your body as well as your thoughts and feelings.
What happens next
Please get in touch and we can talk a little more on the phone about whether I am the kind of therapist you are looking for. Our first meeting will be a reduced price and I would like to hear more about why you are looking for therapy at this time and then at the end of this first session we can decide whether we would like to work together. All of my appointments are 50 minutes.
I work at two sites: Old Street and Islington.
Willen House is just off the Old Street roundabout and close to the City, Shoreditch, Hackney, Dalston, Islington and Clerkenwell. The rooms are on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. Please let me know if you have any access requirements.
Spiral Centre is close to Finsbury Park, Holloway Road and Arsenal stations and well serviced by buses. My counselling room is on the third floor and there is no lift.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP working within their Ethical Framework.
I have worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds and with a range of issues. I most commonly see people dealing with:
- Bereavement and loss
- Panic, anxiety and GAD
- Anger and frustration
- Caring responsibilities
- Childhood abuse
- Low self-esteem
Counselling and psychotherapy experience:
- Spiral Centre (holistic therapy centre in North London)
- The Centre for Better Health (therapy centre in Hackney)
- SOAS, University of London counselling service
- Regent's University London counselling service
- Lewisham Carers' Centre
- Lambeth Cruse Bereavement Care
- 2011-2013 - Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited course), University of East London
- 2012 - Awareness in Bereavement Care Certificate, Cruse Bereavement Care
- 2010 – 2011 - Counselling Skills CPCAB Certificate, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
- 2010 - Introduction to Counselling Skills Certificate, Minster Centre
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£50-60 per session depending on the location. £45 for the first session/ assessment.
I can offer a discounted rate for students and low incomes (please ask when you first get in touch).
Education and universities:
I have worked in universities and higher education for 10 years and have a strong understanding of the pressures both staff and students are facing. I am particularly familiar with the anxiety and panic that many people are currently experiencing and can help to develop ways of coping with this. I love working with university students, including mature students and have valued the opportunity of accompanying them through an important time of transition.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have spaces available on Wednesday daytime at Old Street and Monday evenings at Spiral Centre in Islington
Types of client