Sophy Chetwood MBACP
I offer counselling to adults, young people and teenagers and have experience in a wide range of issues.
I also offer counselling to couples.
Some of these issues include depression, feeling low and unmotivated, lack of self confidence, stress, anxiety, loss, bereavement, relationship and family issues, problems at work, addiction, bullying and OCD: sometimes just not knowing what to do next, who to turn to, that life is becoming unbearable ....
First sessions are free so that you can talk in confidence about what's on your mind and then decide whether or not to proceed.
How Counselling Can Help
Counselling offers an opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can't do with family and friends. It provides a safe and confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Counselling allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and who can then support you in finding possible solutions to problems you wish to explore.
Sometimes, just by understanding how and why you think and feel in the way you do, you will be able to sort out dilemmas, predicaments and emotional concerns, and move on.
I am a fully qualified BACP Humanistic/Integrative counsellor.
I also belong to the Sussex Drug and Alcohol Counselling Service www.sussexalcoholcounselling.co.uk where I offer counselling to couples and individuals on issues relating to addiction (same premises).
I provide one-to-one counselling in a safe, non-judgemental environment. My counselling rooms are easily accessible and parking nearby is free. Sessions last 50 minutes and normally occur at a mutually convenient time each week for between 6-12 weeks.
Recent Feed Back
"Thank you so very much for your kindness, understanding, help and support"
Counselling with you gave me "someone to turn to, who would listen, support and not judge, and who helped me to accept so many things ...
"Your help has been and will continue to be invaluable"
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as my private practice, I have helped young people in secondary school with a range of issues including bullying, family complications, self-harm and OCD. I have also been a counsellor at Carers Emotional Support in Crawley offering support to full-time carers. For several years I have been a bereavement counsellor at St Peter and St James Hospice. I also work at Pavilions in Hove supporting clients (including couples) with alcohol and drug addiction issues.
I trained at Wealden Psychology Institute where I gained a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I have a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling is £45 per 50 minute session.
Couples counselling is £50-60 per session.
First consultation free.
Reduced rate for counselling students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday, some evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client