My name is Sophie, I am an integrative counsellor based in Yeovil. Sometimes life can seem overwhelming, you might be feeling sad, confused, or lost. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore the feelings and problems you are experiencing. Asking for help and support can seem daunting, so please contact me if you would like to ask a question or to book an initial meeting.
Counselling offers you a safe, confidential environment to discuss and explore what's going on for you and allow you space to better understand any difficult feelings you may be experiencing.
Often people seek counselling because they because they would like an objective perspective away from family and friends opinions. As a counsellor I can help you to gain a better insight and understanding of yourself and what's happening in your life, and support you on this journey. Counselling can also help you to understand other’s views better, shedding a light on the way you interpret words and actions.
Counselling is a journey, it takes time and consistency to be effective which is why I offer weekly sessions with regular reviews. These sessions are one-to-one and allow space for reflection, exploration and challenges.
Is counselling right for me?
Counselling is for anyone, and it needs to feel right for you. Perhaps you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed, or even confused. I work with a range of issues including:
Anxiety Stress Relationship issues Self-Harm Phobias
Depression Low mood Loss/bereavement Trauma Separation/Divorce
Low Self-Esteem Low Self-Confidence Loneliness Family issues
I am based in Somerset and currently have a comfortable counselling room in Yeovil. There is on-road parking outside the building.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (AIM)
Level 4 Certificate in Counselling: Integrating Theory and Practice (AIM)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Practice (AQA)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Theory (AQA)
Certificate in An Introduction to Mindfulness
Certificate in Approaches to Time Limited Therapy
Certificate in The Fundamentals of Working with Couples
NCFE Level 2 certificate in Mental Health Awareness
I have previously worked as a counsellor with Mind in Sedgemoor, I have also worked for a counselling agency in Weston-super-mare, and volunteered as a Samaritan in the Yeovil/Sherborne area. I have been running my own private practice for the last few years. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial consultation via phone/email to discuss any queries or concerns you may have about counselling.
Individual Session - 50 mins: £40.00
I have a limited number of sessions available at a reduced rate for those needing support but unable to pay the full fee.
My working days are:
Monday - Friday 9am - 7.30pm
Weekend and evening session available
Please contact me to arrange a time
Concessions offered for
Contact me for a free initial telephone consultation or to book a session. Please note, sessions do not need to be the same time/day each week, I can be flexible for those working different shifts.
Mobile : 07814 848 422 When calling please leave your name and a number to call you back, I may not answer as I may be with a client, but I will call back if you leave your details.
As a registered member of the BACP I am bound by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.