Sophie Thouret, MA. HCPC Registered Art Therapist
"I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keefe
Hi, I'm Sophie! I am a friendly and approachable Art Therapist based in central Stockport.*
In Art Therapy we can talk through experiences, thoughts and feelings that you may be having difficulty with. I may then invite you to make some art to help us think about these feelings together, if you feel comfortable doing so.
Art materials may help us to express or communicate feelings and thoughts in a way that words sometimes can't. Art Therapy is not about making 'good' art, it's about how our images can help us reflect upon our feelings.
There is no pressure to make art in session. If you don't feel as if art-making would be helpful, we can just sit with how you are feeling and have a conversation. As with any other type of counselling and psychotherapy, I am here to listen.
Sometimes there are no words for our feelings and experiences, and that's okay. It is important to me that you feel safe and supported in Art Therapy.
I currently work with women and children who have difficulties that range from social and financial troubles, experiences of domestic violence, childhood trauma and mental health diagnoses. I worked with children in education for ten years before becoming an Art Psychotherapist and I offer Art Therapy to both children and adults. When I am not doing Art Therapy, I work with children with SEN in primary schools.
My work is trauma-informed and I work collaboratively with many other professionals in my field in order to keep up-to date with my professional development and training opportunities.
*currently only able to accept clients who are women and children due to the location of my practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Art Psychotherapy Practice (2015-2018) With a focus on attachment and dynamics within the therapeutic relationship.
BA(Hons) Fine Art (2003-2006) With a focus on using Art Psychotherapy to ease symptoms of trauma, depression and anxiety.
Over the last twelve years, in schools and in mental health, I have received training in areas including:
- Working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms (Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME)
- Chronic Pain Conditions and Somatic Conversion
- Attachment Theory
- Domestic Violence
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Working Memory
- Safeguarding Adults
- Safeguarding Children
- Special Educational Needs in Schools
- Neurological Conditions
- Mental Health Awareness
- Trauma Awareness
- Suicide Awareness
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
No charge for initial inquiries.
Individual sessions are 60 minutes and I offer a free initial consultation session to help you decide if Art Therapy is right for you.
One-to-One weekly sessions are at a cost of £40 per one hour session.
Group sessions are charged at £100 per 1.5 hour session.
Daily rate: £125 per day.
Additional costs for presentations and training workshops are £40 per hour.
Individual sessions are charged at £50 outside of the North-West.
A reduced rate can be offered to students, those in receipt of benefits, pensions and the unemployed. (-£10)
If you decide that Art Therapy could be right for you, please text or email me to inquire, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. We can then arrange to meet in person where you can decide whether I am the right therapist for you. If you decide to go ahead with Art Therapy we will set up your first session and decide on weekly or fortnightly sessions, at a fixed time and day that suits you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|