About me

My approach to Counselling is Integrative, combining Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT techniques.  I respect that no two people are the same, nor have they experienced the same things in the same way.  As such I will always focus on your individual circumstances and dedicate time to allowing you to explore your own feelings and reactions, whatever these may be.

Acceptance and understanding are often the start of the journey towards healing, and I will provide the safe environment, empathy and honest reflection that will enable you to achieve these. Following this, I aim to assist you on the path to gaining a new perspective and a more positive view of your present and future.

I have also trained as a Life Coach, which allows me to take a collaborative approach to working with my clients, helping you to identify your strengths, goals and ambitions, and creating a plan with you to support you in achieving growth, change and self-awareness.

Whatever your own circumstances; whether you have experienced trauma or loss, have unresolved feelings from your past, or are suffering from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem, I would like to help you to address this.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Life Coaching – Distinction
  • NLP Practitioner Certificate
  • Introduction to Couples Counselling
  • Counselling for survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert Hyp CS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£45.00 per 1-Hour Session (Individuals)

£55.00 per 1-Hour Session (Couples)

Discounts are available for block bookings.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

My office is accessed via a flight of steps. Should this cause any difficulties at all please let me know and i will make alternative arrangements.


Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm

Types of client

Older adults
Sophie Simpson

Sophie Simpson