- Flexible hours available
I offer sessions both in and outside business hours and can be flexible. All sessions are currently been offered online, via Zoom
About me and my therapy practice
Hello there and thanks for reading about me and what I do.
My name is Sophia (she/her) and I’m a licensed counsellor. I am originally from New-Zealand (I’m sure you’ll tell from my accent) and now call the UK home. I hold a Bachelor of Psychology and a Post-Graduate studies in Counselling & Child and Adolescent Counselling. Although I work both with adults and young people, I've extensive experience working with 12-25 year-olds. In online, schools, hospital and community settings.
Counselling has always been a passion of mine in some shape or form. Helping people live their most vibrant and fulfilling lives with meaning and purpose is my aim.
What you can expect from me:
Therapy is a dance between the client and the therapist, sometimes the client leads, sometimes they follow. The journey is not always pleasant or easy but with openness and courage, you will find that things will become more clear and you can then set your intention and take purposeful steps to live life in the way you actually want.
I believe that the therapist can provide guidance, support and expertise within a unique and safe relationship and can shape the conversations to promote the changes that the client wants to make. I help people reframe challenging and often painful events in their lives so that not only does the frame change, so does the picture. Turning pain and loss into wisdom, guilt into gratitude, and shifting from avoidance to awareness are ways that can be helpful.
I wish you luck on your journey of well-being. I hope I can be of help to you. Be well!
I have 8-years of experience working both adults and young people, and still work in both hospital and community settings. I currently work predominately with under 25-year old, and can also work with under 16-year olds.
My approach is integrative - grounded in a person-centered stance, while using blend of Acceptance and Commitment therapeutic and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
I have extensive experience working with a range of psychological concerns and life challenges. These include, anxiety, depression, life-changes, relationship challenges, bullying, family conflict, parenting support and improving health behaviours.
My first session
The first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. This session usually runs for 50-60 minutes and includes a discussion about what you can expect from the therapy and a questionnaire to assist to get a deep understanding of what's going on for you.
Types of therapy
Family therapy, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Email therapy, Long term sessions, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Telephone counselling