Sophy Winfield Dip Couns. MBACP
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.
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:
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- 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
Postgraduate Level 7 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Humanistic therapies
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.
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.
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)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytime, afternoons and some evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|