Sophie Pinney MBACP CCC Reg AIP

Sophie Pinney MBACP CCC Reg AIP

Prittlewell House
30 East Street

07828077235 / 07828077235

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Prittlewell House
30 East Street

07828077235 / 07828077235

About me

HELLO I'm Sophie,

I have over 14 years experience. Specialising in Anxiety & Depression, Anger & Negative Thinking.

Training as a Humanistic, Existential Counsellor the majority of my clients come to me because they feel they've lost direction, question the point to life, are struggling with anxiety or stress and a feeling of general dissatisfaction in life.

I successfully help my clients get in a better headspace & overcome the things that hold them back.

My approach to counselling is very much a two way conversation compared to some approaches that are more neutral whereby the counsellor is more a reflective sounding board.

Therapy works in many ways: In essence we look at obstacles that might be holding you back, looking at patterns of behaviour, negative thinking, self sabotage, stresses and strains, unresolved issues, and discovering what you want in Life in order to find Happiness!

Common issues people come to see me about are:

Anxiety, Relationship issues, Feeling Sad, Panic disorders, Family issues, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Stress, Anger, Panic Attacks, Postnatal Issues, OCD, Low Self Esteem & Confidence, Parenting, Abuse, Bereavement, Trauma, Weight, Health, Sexuality, Family issues, Separation & Divorce, Childhood experiences, work issues, Self Harm, Sabotaging behaviours, Negative Thinking, Feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, and many more.

Counselling Practice:

My office is in a Grade 2 Listed building in central Southend.
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.


Qualified Psychotherapist Person Centred, Humanistic, Existential with 16 Years Experience 14 years post qulification.

Member of BACP, AIP & CCC Registered.

Experience in Mindfulness, Mediation and Buddhism.

Professional experience in counselling & Mental Health Care within NHS.

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

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

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

I run a private practice in Southend as well as providing School Counselling 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 Wellbeing Workshops for Personal & Professional Development at SOS COUNSELLING SERVICES in Southend-On-Sea, and CPD training.

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


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


Accredited register membership

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.

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  • What is Counselling?
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem Animation
  • Anxiety Animation
  • Negative Thoughts V's Positive
  • Anxiety & OCD


£40 an hour

Further information

I offer Telephone & Online Counselling sessions

Maps & Directions

Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6LH

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I work over 6 days a week offering out of office hours evenings and weekends to fit around your schedule.

Types of client

Young people
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