Sophie Pinney MBACP CCC Reg AIP
HELLO I'm Sophie,
I'm here to Help.
Are you struggling in your own headspace? Want to talk things over and learn how to get in a better place?
I have 15 years Counselling Experience.
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.
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.
PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION :0)
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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£45 an hour
£35 Student Rate
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work 3 days a week
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|