Sophie Pinney

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Counsellor & Supervisor
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Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, SS0
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About me

HELLO I'm Sophie,

I'm here to Help.

I have 20 years Counselling Experience & I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor & Accredited BACP. I am a practicing Buddhist with experience in Mindfulness & Meditation. Qualified lecturer in cousnelling & Psychotherapy, and a trainer in wellbeing, self esteem, anger, stress and mindfulness.

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: Online Zoom or Telephone Sessions


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. I use a variety of modalities to make yoru therapy needs idividual to you!

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.

Experience in Mindfulness and meditation, and Buddhism.

Telephone Helpline Counselling Experience

Qualified Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy Teaching at Thurrock Adult Community College - Certificate in Education.

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 undergo my own ongoing CPD, supervision and training.
Recent courses include: Meditation, Death Anxiety, 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 £60 for 1.5 HOUR SUPERVISION

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Level 5 Clinical Supervision

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£50 1 Full hour

£40 Student Rate & low income

SUPERVISION £65 1.5 Hours 

Student rate £60 1.5 hours or £45 1 hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work 4 days a week

Further information

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

Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, SS0

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Experienced Humanistic, Person Centred, Existential Clinical Supervisor with 15 years counselling experience. £60 1.5 hours

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Sophie Pinney
Sophie Pinney