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Sophie Pinney Counsellor & Supervisor

Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS2 6LH
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Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS2 6LH

About me

HELLO I'm Sophie,

I'm here to Help.

I have 15 years Counselling Experience & I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor.(Level 5 Diploma)

Are you struggling in your own headspace? Want to talk things over and learn how to get in a better place?

Therapy works in many ways:

In essence talking to someone trained to listen will help you get to know yourself more deeply and by becoming more self aware it will make it easier to identify areas which are causing you distress and help find solutions to move forward to a Happier You!

Common issues people come to see me about are:

Anxiety, ANGER, Relationship issues, Suicidal Thoughts, LOSS & Bereavement, Feeling Sad, Dissatisfaction in life, Family issues, Depression, Stress, Panic Attacks, WORK, Negative Thinking, Low Self Esteem & Confidence, Parenting, Abuse, OCD, Trauma, Weight, Health, Sexuality, Separation & Divorce, Childhood experiences, Self Harm, Sabotaging behaviours, Insecurity, Paranoia, Feelings of helplessness and many more.

My Counselling Practice:
My office is in a Grade 2 Listed building in central Southend. Free Parking.
Occupying the top floor in the roof with oak beams and a toasty little fire gives my therapy room a warm, cosy and private setting.


Most importantly I pride myself on being a 'Real' person - meaning therapy with me feels like a real conversation, we are in this together and I will talk as well as listen!

I hope I steer clear of the cliche Therapist remarks like "and how does that make you feel?"    Therapy should feel like talking to a trusted friend but with the bonus that I am completely impartial, confidential and trained to listen and help find solutions right for you - led by you.

I am Qualified Psychotherapist Person Centred, Humanistic, Existential with 15 Years Experienced Member of BACP, AIP & CCC Registered.

Qualified Clinical Supervisor - Level 5 Diploma

Professional Experience in Counselling & Mental Health Care within NHS.

Telephone Helpline Counselling Experience

Qualified Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy at South East Essex College - Certificate in Education.

Co-Leader of Counselling Support Group - providing Support, Peer Supervision, Resources & CPD to Counsellors.

Tutor Delivering Wellbeing Workshops

NHS - (SEPT) Psychiatric Referrals - Multi-disciplinary team supporting complex mental health patients in long term therapy.

Experience in Mindfulness, Meditation and Buddhism Philosophy.

Writing & delivering wellbeing and personal development workshops And CPD training days.

School Counselling experience for 11-16 year olds and Crisis Counselling in schools.

I am a qualified Teacher in Counselling & Psychotherapy having previously taught at South East Essex College and currently delivering CPD for helping Professionals and Wellbeing Workshops for Personal & Professional Development

I undergo my own ongoing CPD, supervision and training.
Recent courses include: Working with Suicide, Depression, Buddhism Philosophy, Mindfulness, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Meditation, Inner Child, Transactional Analysis, Systemic Couple and Family Therapy, NLP, Depression & Mental Health, STRESS & Anxiety training workshops.




I have completed my Level 5 Clinical Supervision Qualification - After 15 years Counselling & Training Experience I felt I could offer other therapists guidance within their client practice. Supervision provides a space for Therapists to reflect on client work, providing opportunity to develop as a counsellor, feel supported, To enhance your clinical skills and theory, Help Problem Solve & Evaluate Counselling Practice, Identify ways of working with clients to assist in both your progression/process and their progress, Monitor Ethics and Standards of Practice & Performance, and underpin Personal & Professional Development

I charge £55 for 1.5 HOUR SUPERVISION

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Studies

Certificate in Education

Member of Ifl Institute for Learning

Member of BACP British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Member of AIP Association for Independent Practitioners

CCC Registered Counsellor (Counselling Code of Conduct)

Member organisations


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

I attend a weekly Mindfulness Meditation group and incorporate this practice within my work and can help anyone interested in trying mindfulness meditation, which particularly helps with Stress & Anxiety.

Working with Teenagers and adolescence - I have undergone some training & worked within Schools as a counsellor and crisis counsellor.

INNER CHILD. Working on healing the Inner Child in you.

Childhood and our developmental years are where we learn the most from experiences on how to process and deal with the world around us. Working with the inner child can be useful in understanding how we develop our personality and how we view the world and relationships that we take into adulthood.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£45 an hour

£35 Student Rate & low income

£55 couple counselling

unemployed £25

SUPERVISION £60 1.5 Hours

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

Proof of low income, student ID is required to be eligible for reduced fee.

Prittlewell House
30 East Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Free Parking


I work 4 days a week

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


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