Sophie Manders Dip BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling MBACP
Hi, whatever has brought you to this point and why you’re considering therapy will be unique to you. Our struggles are no more or less than the person who stands next to us they are just different but how we manage those struggles is ultimately defining. Do you have goals, aspirations, are you anxious stressed or depressed or perhaps feeling isolated alone and find yourself retreating from life? Talking things through can be the first small steps to long term changes. My work will always be centred around you and the space will be safe, empathic and non-judgemental.
I am a Person-Centred therapist who’s worked alongside people from age 11 and up. After my initial degree I continued my professional development and I am able to encorporate the Person-Centred approach with aspects of CBT, mindfulness and focusing, and I also use creative methods or sand and clay therapy where appropriate for my clients.
I have worked with a broad spectrum of issues that clients have brought to therapy including;
As a therapist I am always guided by the client and their needs. I really understand that the first steps to engage in personal growth of any kind can be daunting. I invite you to make contact with me, we can arrange an initial meeting and you can see if what I offer feels right for you with no pressure or expectation. I am fully insured and I hold an advanced DBS certificate.
The spaces that I work from are quiet and peaceful. They have ample parking and are easily accessible for disabled clients. Should you wish to know more I am happy to discuss time and location options for your convenience.
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 since worked as a youth counsellor for MAP for three years, I am currently a school counsellor in a secondary school and I work 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
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Initial session: Free
£50.00 per 60 min session
Taking the first steps to realising a more fulfilling, genuine and authentic life can feel daunting and sometimes frightening. Sometimes we know what’s troubling us and sometimes we don’t. I offer a free initial appointment so that you can decide if what I offer feels right for you.
I am confidential, fully insured and I hold a current DBS certificate. I am also trained in adult and young person safeguarding.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please feel free to contact me on 07581058886 via call or text, alternatively please use the email provided. I will respond within 24hrs or Monday after weekend contact.
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