Sophie Presswell

Sophie Presswell

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Folkestone

Folkestone CT20
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Sessions are available Monday to Friday.

Closed at the weekends and bank holidays.

I am able to offer a limited number of reduced cost sessions on a first come, first serve basis.

About me and my therapy practice

As an experienced accredited integrative counsellor, I understand the importance of adapting my approach to fit the needs of the individual, respecting their uniqueness and diversity.

I believe everyone has the potential for growth given the right conditions and are their own best expert. Part of my role as a therapist is to provide you with a warm and confidential space without judgement, where you can begin to explore some of your issues and untangle thoughts and feelings.

I work both short term and long term, working with both adults and young people. I have extensive experience of working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings where I have supported them with issues such as self harm, anxiety, depression and disordered eating. Having worked for over 15 years within a number of different settings as a senior counsellor and clinical lead, I have extensive experience in a range of different areas, including trauma, loss and grief and childhood/ family related issues.

I have experience of working with trauma and post traumatic stress symptoms, integrating the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) within my approach.

EMDR helps you process the negative images, emotions, beliefs and body sensations associated with traumatic memories that seem to be stuck. These can contribute to a range of mental health problems.

I believe my role as the therapist is to support you to feel empowered again, allowing you to build in confidence and to feel that there are the resources available to you to function for the future.

Practice description

My practice is based in Sandgate, Folkestone, at Self Horizons counselling service.

Our building is a quiet, safe and welcoming environment, offering you the space you need to explore thoughts and feelings.

My first session

At our first session we will assess your needs and decide together on how best we can help you.  Sessions thereafter usually take place once a week and last for 50 minutes.

We will decide with you on our initial meeting how long our sessions will last. Some find they only need short term counselling, others find longer term support is necessary. This is very much based on the individual’s needs.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy