About Me

My name is Sophie, I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, this means that I work with several models of counselling, which are Gestalt, Person- Centred and Existentialism (more detail can be found on the About Counselling page of this site). I studied counselling for over four years and, as well as my private practice, I work for a local charity, YouthLine, offering counselling to young people between the ages of 12 and 25 for which I hold enhanced CRB Disclosure.

The relationship that is built between Counsellor and Client is integral to the therapeutic process; creating a good working relationship is the glue that holds the process together. I aim to offer a space that you will feel safe in to explore any issues that are troubling you, or if you want to work on your personal development. I will meet you with empathy, unconditional acceptance and bring myself into each session to create the environment in which therapeutic change can occur.

The therapy that I offer is based around gaining awareness, for I believe that with true self awareness we can overcome any obstacles that we face. Through the exploration of the past, present and the future, with an emphasis on how it is affecting you in the here and now you can begin to break down unhelpful coping strategies and discover a path that is of your own choosing.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (for more information about the BACP please visit the useful links section of this site). This means that I have signed a register agreeing to abide by the standards for ethics and good practice set out by the BACP and I follow the BACP ethical framework for good practice to ensure that I maintain safe and ethical practice.

I have gained invaluable experience working with a local counselling agency that offers counselling to young people and adults and I am able to work with a range of issues including:

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Counselling, University of Greenwich

FdSc Counselling (Humanistic), University of Greenwich
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, CPCAB*
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB*
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills, CPCAB*

Training

Basic Child Protection and Safeguarding
Working with Eating Disorders and Body Image
Working with Anger and the Actualising Tendency
Mindfulness, A Way of Being
Creative Ways of Working with Bereavement in Children and Families

*Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

BACP Registered Member
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