Sophie Stevens

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Ilford IG6 & Buckhurst Hill IG9
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About me

Hello I am Sophie, a Creative Psychotherapist and I am offering a therapy space free from judgement, to support you in finding clarity, comfort and coping skills. I aim to work with clients to connect them back in with their authenticity.

Arts based psychotherapy invites new insights and mindfulness, which helps us to regulate the nervous system while also inviting you to access and meet with different parts of yourself. Some parts may be hidden away with stories waiting to be told, while others are perhaps overworked or playing out roles only to please others.

Sometimes a protective or over-active and stressed cognitive mind is not the most useful place for us to seek solutions and peace from; therefore as well as talking together, it may be that working through metaphor proves more accessible and beneficial. Visualisations, meditations, music, movement, the use of images, art-making and other embodied practices may play a part in the therapy, but I will always be led by you. The relationship between us will remain the most important aspect, we will work together in only ways that you feel most comfortable.

Alongside Dramatherapy, other therapy models I draw upon include Compassion Focused Therapy, Inner-child work and Internal Family Systems; my practice is rooted in attachment theory. Alongside my private practice I work for the NHS based in adult inpatient care, prior to which I was based in secondary schools; I offer therapy to adults, adolescents and children and have experience with all. My face-to-face practice takes place just outside of East London, and I am flexible when offering sessions online.

*I have training and experience in offering online therapy and believe accessing support from your own space or home can be transformative.

Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Experience

I have experience of working with a wide range of clients; delivering therapy in the NHS (CAMHS), women’s charities and a probation service. I continue to work as part of a bereavement charity and in secondary schools in East London, where I currently deliver therapy to both adult staff and students (aged 11-18). Most of my experience is one-to-one psychotherapy, however, I have also designed and facilitated dramatherapy group interventions in the charity sector and in the NHS.

Training and Registration

  • Dramatherapy MA (University of Roehampton)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy Essentials (APT)
  • CPD ongoing events (TR Together - Tavistock) 
  • 2024: MBSR - Mindfulness (The Mindfulness Project)
  • DBS Checked & Insured
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Ongoing Clinical Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Nature therapy 

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

£60 for online sessions.

I offer a free initial phone conversation.

113C High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, Greater London, IG6 2AH

2 Station Parade, Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6EU

Type of session

In person
Online
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Sophie Stevens
Sophie Stevens