Sophie Steward

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Integrative Psychotherapist (HCPC registered)
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Preston, Lancashire, PR1
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About me

It’s normal to go through challenging and difficult times in your life. Life can be complicated; but if you are stuck, overwhelmed and persistently dealing with the same issues, then this is when talking to a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist can help you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings to try and make sense of what is going on. As an integrative psychotherapist, I have 13 years experience of working with adults, young people and children. By selecting the appropriate technique from different therapeutic approaches to best suit you; I offer a non-judgemental, safe and warm environment with the intention that you will gain insight, growth and healing. 

I offer therapy sessions to individuals and groups, online and in person. I am available for a free 20 minute consultation, to talk about what you want from therapy and what I can offer you. If we both agree to work together, then we can decide the next step of booking in a session. 

Fees: £50 - £90 per hour

- £50 - online adults

- £60- face to face adults

- £90 - schools/ education 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) and work according to their ethical guidelines.

I have a wide range of experience of working with children, young people and adults from a variety of mental health issues. However my area of interest is people who have suffered with trauma, particularly developmental trauma. Childhood trauma is often described as adverse childhood experiences  (ACEs), which can arise from broken attachments, maltreatment, family violence and distressing experiences etc.  If the trauma is not processed properly, then the impact can be devastating, which can then affect our emotions, behaviours, attitudes, our beliefs, our body, our choices, our relationships, which then develop in a negative way into our adult lives. 

Many presentations, such as anxiety or depression could be linked to trauma and therefore it is important to get to the root of the problem and not just treat the symptoms.

I also have a wealth of experience of working in educational settings and supporting a team around the child, particularly looked after and adopted children and their families. I also have experience of working with adults privately and in a mental health setting who have experienced many mental health issues and trauma. 

I also have a lot of experience and knowledge in working with children and adults with autism. Autism just means that "your brain works differently from other people" (NHS, 2024). This sometimes mean that as an individual, you need extra support with understanding yourself and others in your environment. It is not uncommon for someone who has a learning disability to also have other diagnosis or difficulties in their life, such as ADHD, OCD, PTSD, trauma, depression, epilepsy, eating disorders, dyslexia and anxiety etc. 

Peter Levine (Trauma specialist, 2008) says "The bad news is that trauma is a fact of life. The good news is that so is RESILIENCE". 

  • Complex Trauma Certificate - Bdt Trauma Training (TRC Bath, 2024)
  • EMDR Trainee Therapist (EMDR Academy - 2024 in progress)
  • Life Story Certificate (2023)
  • University of Derby - MA Dramatherapy (2013)
  • APT’S Course CBT Depression online 
  • Counselling Concepts Level 2 - Preston College (2011)
  • Suicide Prevention 
  • Play Back Theatre - Dramatherapy
  • Memory Restructuring Intervention (MSI) for Adults with PTSD
  • Prevent Training
  • Clean Language (David Grove) Positive Psychology
  • Dweck’s Growth Mind Set
  • Safeguarding  Training Level 1 & 2 Adults
  • Prevent Training
  • Dramatherapy Communi-cube
  • Safeguard Training with children and Level 2
  • Safeguard Training  with children and Level 1
  • Safeguard Training with adults
  • CBT Essential Skills  
  • Sensory Processing Occupational Therapy Level 1 

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Developmental trauma


£50.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 - adults single session (1 hour) online

£60 - Adults single session (1 hour) face to face

£90 - Schools/ education/ (1 hour) face to face or online

I offer a free 20 minute initial phone appointment as it is important that you feel happy and comfortable to work with me. 

When I work

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Preston, Lancashire, PR1

Type of session

In person
Sophie Steward
Sophie Steward