Sophie Thompson

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MSc, BSc, UKCP, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Nottingham NG9 & Oxford OX4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Sophie, a therapist working in private practice based in Nottingham and online across the UK.

I work in a person-centred and collaborative way. I won’t tell you what to do and I don’t believe there is a one size fits all approach to mental health. I offer a safe and non-judgmental relationship where we can explore whatever it is that you are struggling with together. During sessions, I may offer different perspectives or ways of looking at things, but this comes with the understanding that you are the expert on yourself and with the aim of helping you to find your own way of approaching the difficulties you face.

I work with many different issues clients bring to therapy, however, there are some areas I have significant experience and interest in, including working with: anxiety and depression, survivors of trauma and abuse, relational issues, life transitions, embodiment – the way we experience and interact with our bodies, bereavement, identity, exploring sexuality, the impact of being neurodiverse in a neurotypical world, as well as climate and environmental anxiety.

Mindfulness meditation and yoga are important to my own wellbeing and I am interested in the way these practices and body awareness can affect our mental health. Whilst these approaches are not right for everyone, if you are interested in incorporating mindfulness into our work together then this is something we can discuss.

If you are interested in working with me then please get in touch so we can have an initial video/phone call to discuss what you are hoping to get from therapy, answer any questions you may have, and see whether we would be a good fit.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a full clinical member of UKCP and a registered member of BACP.

Qualifications:

  • MSc Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy
  • BSc Psychology and Philosophy

Experience:

I started counselling in 2016 and have worked with a wide range of clients within a general counselling service, as well as in specialised roles supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse, counselling students at a university and providing short-term counselling to NHS clients. I have been working in private practice since 2021.

Alongside my therapeutic practice, I have experience in roles supporting people with severe mental health difficulties and learning disabilities and have also worked in the charity sector. This has deepened my understanding of the impact health and social conditions can have on wellbeing. I recognise that there are factors beyond our control, but I have also seen the transformation that can happen in the way people are able to be in their situation, make changes to things that are in their control, and find ways to make life more meaningful.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£35.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My standard fees are £50 per session

I offer some reduced rate spaces, using a sliding scale depending on what you can afford (minimum £35 per session) for students and those on a low income/facing financial difficulty.

When I work

I currently have availability on Wednesday and Thursday for new clients, including evening slots. 

Face-to-face sessions are based in Nottingham.

Further information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are normally weekly, however I am happy to discuss other arrangements depending on your needs.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Sophie Thompson
Sophie Thompson