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Sophie Sorensen Registered Member UKCP/BACP

London NW6 & Hove BN3
07962 374773 07962 374773 Registered / Accredited
London NW6 & Hove BN3

About me

As of 19th March 2020 most of the UK has gone into lockdown in response to Covid-19. We are currently facing unprecedented times. Anxiety and fear will be present. These are appropriate feelings in times of uncertainty. First and foremost, we all need to look after ourselves and our immune systems. I have from 19.3.20 transferred my practice online via Zoom/Skype or phone, and can be contacted via email for an initial session. I am also available in Brighton/Hove for outdoor 'walk/talk' sessions weather permitting.

This first session is to see what you are looking for in counselling and how I can help. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss, issues around relationships (self/other), life transitions and questions around identity. I am trauma informed.

My message to anyone reading this who is feeling anxious around Covid-19; Take time to enjoy the small gifts you have access to in the here and now; A cup of warm tea, a ray of sunlight, a trickle of rain water sliding down a window pane, a walk in nature, the ability to follow your breath in and out. Monitor any excessive time spent on 'news' channels and social media. When we learn how to calm our internal systems, we can find the strength and wisdom to move forward, whatever challenge we face.

My work as a Psychotherapist is informed by an Integrative approach. This means I work with the inherent value of each individual. It is a conversational, holistic process which considers the whole person and not just their symptoms. There are many different models and approaches. I am interested in finding out, what works for you. This is discussed in the first or second session, you decide if you wish to continue from there.


I am registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their codes of practice and ethics.

I am available for short term (min 6 - 12 sessions) or open-ended work.
Counselling is not a cure, yet I believe that the work that we do together can be potentially life changing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advance Diploma/MA (Level 7) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and trained at the Minster Centre in Queens Park, NW6. I align with their values which is to honour and respect the individual while recognising that we all have a responsibility within the wider social fabric of our communities.

I have worked with individuals and groups from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds within a variety of respected therapeutic services. These include the private sector, primary care (NHS/IAPTUS Lambeth), a primary residential detox facility and a secondary addiction inpatient and outpatient service.

I have designed and delivered workshops and collaborated on a bespoke programme for individuals and groups in treatment for addiction.

I also have experience working with the following areas:

  • Anxiety/Stress/Panic Attacks/Agoraphobia
  • Bereavement, Loss, Complex Grief
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Dependency issues (alcohol, substances, sex, internet, relationships, romance and gambling)
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem, low self worth
  • Work related issues such as redundancy
  • Life transitions
  • Physical health issues including serious illness.
  • Personal development
  • Relationship and familial issues
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Mood changes
  • Lack of motivation

CPD and Additional Training

  • Domestic Violence
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis and the use of drugs
  • Gender Diversity
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Suicide and Self Harm
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • 12 Step recovery process

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

12 step recovery

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My initial consultation/assessment fee is £50.
Fees: £70 (per hour)

I work with individuals (18+ years old).

I offer short (min 6-12 sessions) or long-term (open-ended) work.

If you wish to continue after our initial consultation we will negotiate the length of time depending on whatever you wish to work on.

Further information

Fear, anxiety and hopelessness surrounding our physical, mental and emotional health affects all areas of our present lives. Talking helps. The therapeutic relationship is different to the relationships we have outside the therapy room. I am here to listen to you. Being seen and heard and having your words reflected back can be useful in learning how to communicate better with the people in your life, be it family, friends or work colleagues.

Finding the right counsellor/therapist is key.

As an integrative a practitioner, I use a range of different therapeutic approaches to best fit your needs.

60 Lansdowne Place
Hove
Sussex
BN3

London
NW6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages N/A

Accessibility

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

Availability

Online: Mon - Fri 8am-6pm

As of 19.3.20 I am available for outdoor 'walk/talk' sessions in Hove & Brighton: Mon to Fri 8am - 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Social

Sophie Sorensen Registered Member UKCP/BACP

Sophie Sorensen Registered Member UKCP/BACP