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Sophy Winfield Dip Couns. MBACP

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22
07749 937706 07749 937706
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22

About me

Please note: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, I am offering all of my sessions via video call or telephone call.

Sometimes you might feel that life is difficult, distressing or challenging, maybe not working out as you had hoped it would, or that you are stuck in a way of living that is causing you stress and unhappiness. Talking to friends, family or colleagues can often help. Maybe you don’t want to burden them, don’t have anyone to talk to, or maybe they’re part of the problem. Sometimes we need someone who is outside of the situation, who will really listen to us and our concerns and work with us to help us sort things out, so that we can feel better.

If you’re struggling with things in your life, past, present or future, or you’re not even sure what the problem is, counselling might be the help and support you need.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. That means that rather than just sticking to just one counselling model (such as Psychodynamic or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) I use different ideas and techniques to suit you. Sessions can be just a few in number, or on a longer-term basis.

I work with individuals, whether adults, children or young people. I also work with couples.

I offer a friendly, secure and confidential space in the counselling room where you can be understood and valued.

I offer a free initial 30 minute meeting, or a 50 minute first session charged at £35, so that you can meet me before you decide. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and is without any obligation to continue.

I work with clients in person, by telephone and via video call software.

Please get in touch either with me by telephone or e-mail if you are interested in learning more or to arrange an initial appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) with a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.

Alongside my work with clients of all ages in my private practice, I have a special interest in working with children and young people. I have extensive clinical experience working in this area. I work with local senior and primary schools offering one to one counselling to their pupils.

Issues I have dealt with include anxiety, ASD, bullying, low self-esteem, anger, work/life balance, fertility, alcohol, long term illness and it's impact, trauma, school/life stress, self-harm, suicidal ideation, low mood, depression, body image, disordered eating, chronic fatigue, family issues, friendship and relationship issues, loss and bereavement, illness, panic, fear as well as many other areas.

Qualifications and Training attended:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies NCFE
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (Accredited Voluntary Register)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Facilitating Groups
  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • Nutritional Interventions For Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • Essential Obesity (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • Currently attending: Master Practitioner Programme for Eating Disorders and Obesity (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • I am currently studying a CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Postgraduate Level 7 CPD training attended for Working With Children and Young People aged 5-25 years including Therapeutic Play, Group Work, Creative Interventions, CBT with Young People, as well as many other areas.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have clinical experience of working with parents and carers supporting them with many issues including post-natal depression, anxiety, panic, anger, infertility, relationship breakdowns, loss and bereavement, alcohol, abortion, depression, long term health issues and stress.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individuals:

So that you can meet me before you decide if you want us to work together, I offer a free first 30 minute meeting, or a 50 minute first session charged at £35.

Further sessions are charged at £50 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes.

Clinical Supervision:

I am qualified with an OCN Accredited Certificate in Counselling Supervision, and also a certificate in Supervising Groups.

I am currently undertaking a CPCAB Level 6 Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision. During my studies I will be offering low cost supervision at £35 per 1 hour session, £50 for 1.5 hour session and £60 for 2 hour sessions. This rate will be honoured until Dec 2020.

I offer concessionary rate for counselling students in training, so please ask if this applies to you.

Couples counselling:

Initial appointment £60

Assessment session £75

Further sessions are charged at £60 per hour

Concessionary rates may be negotiated dependent on individual circumstances. Please do ask if fees are a concern for you.

Appointments are available daytime, some weekday evenings.

I can also offer Skype/online counselling by request.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
I hold full Professional Civil Liability Insurance.
I have an enhanced DBS check (previously known as CRB check)

Plenty of onsite parking and easy access to bus stop approx 100m away (Regular services for many bus routes including: 500, 501, 61, 50)

Aston Clinton,
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Weekday daytime, afternoons and some evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Regular clinical supervision is a requirement for registered members of most professional counselling bodies (such as the BACP, NCS or UKCP). .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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