Sophie Manders Dip BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling MBACP
During my professional training as a person-centred counsellor I learnt the fundamental fact that we are all human and no one is alone in their troubles. However, it is how we manage them that defines us.
It was my own experience inside a varied and colourful life which brought me to my career choice and gave me the foundations for understanding others in their own experiences.
I have a diploma and (BA) Hons degree in person-centred counselling and I use creative therapy and aspects of CBT, mindfulness and focusing to facilitate a safe, empathic and non-judgemental environment for you to explore any issues, pressures or struggles that have brought you to this point.
I have had the privilege to work alongside many people from age 9 years old and also with families and groups. I am experienced, transparent and aim to build a therapeutic relationship with clients which they can use to help themselves grow in whichever way they believe to be necessary. It is my core belief that we are all equal and each hold the power within ourselves to realise a fulfilling and authentic life.
Taking the first steps can feel overwhelming but to get started please feel free to drop me an email with a brief message, name and contact details for me to respond to or alternatively you can use my number to either give me a call or even send a text and I will reply to you. We can then agree a time, day and your preferred location for an informal initial session where we can discuss what your expectations are of therapy, perhaps what has brought you to make the decision to engage in therapy and of course you can decide if what I offer is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the University of East Anglia and Essex to gain my diploma and (BA) Hons degree in Person-Centred counselling. I have worked as a youth counsellor for MAP for three years and privately for youths, adults, families and groups. I have trained in creative therapy, mindfulness, focusing and I integrate thought process identification into my practice where I feel it is beneficial to the client. My therapeutic work is always guided by the client as I feel it is important to value the individual in their own process.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My fees are;
£25.00 for a 30-40 minute initial introductory session in which we can meet each other and have the opportunity to decide if what I offer feels right for you.
£45.00 per 60 minute session thereafter and I charge the same for youth's (under 18's).
I am based in two beautiful locations which are both quiet, peaceful and set in small picturesque towns on the broads. NR14 which is 25 minutes from Norwich and NR34 which is on the Norfolk/Suffolk boarder.
Counselling can feel daunting and the process frightening or perhaps exciting. Whatever has brought you to this point It is not my role to direct, judge or impose opinion onto anybody's life. The space I offer is non judgmental, empathic and one of honesty. I aim to facilitate a place in which the client can grow and change and a therapeutic relationship which can be used for understanding and where a person is accepted just as they are.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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If I am unable to answer calls I will respond as soon as I possibly can, you may also send a text message. I aim to answer emails within 24 hours of any enquiry.
Types of client