Sophie Ward

Sophie Ward


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07931481746

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Therapist - Ramsgate

Ramsgate CT12
07931481746
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I currently have availability for Face-to-face, Online, or Telephone counselling sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and welcome! – I’m Sophie. I’m a fully Qualified, BACP Registered, therapeutic Counsellor, with several years of experience of counselling Adults and Young-people, both in the community and within educational settings.

I work as an Integrative Counsellor, which means that I am trained in and use various counselling techniques and theories to provide you a bespoke and personalised counselling experience that is tailored your individual needs.

Deciding to begin therapy can be a challenging and emotional experience, and finding the right therapist for you can be just as tricky. In light of this, if you have any questions about starting therapy or the counselling process, please feel free to contact me.

I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have. Additionally, I offer a free initial telephone consultation, if you're thinking of starting therapy, but are unsure of what to expect.


Practice description

I offer both Time-limited and Longer term Counselling, either Face-to-face in Ramsgate, via Telephone, or Online, based on what you feel you need. Each session is 50 minutes long.

Generally, the layout of a counselling session with me is as follows:

- A brief 10 minute check-in at the beginning of the session - to see how you are and how your week has been.

- 35 minutes of client-led therapy - where we can work through whatever is going on for you.

- The session will end with a check-out that will last approximately 5 minutes. - Within this, I'll check how you're feeling about our session and our work together, and discuss any housekeeping things such as arranging future sessions.


Within my counselling practice, clients have described me as warm, understanding, positive, helpful, down-to-earth, and 'chill'.

I believe in the sentiment that 'one size does not fit all' and, therefore, I'm trained in, and use various counselling techniques and theories to provide you a bespoke and personal counselling experience, that is tailored individually to you, based on your needs and goals.

Therapy with me is predominantly Client-led - that is: I follow your lead as a client, working on what you want to work on at any given point. This is because I deem therapy as the client's space to use however they desire. If you're a client, it is your process and you must have autonomy in our work together. Working in this way allows me to meet your needs effectively. 

Counselling offers you an opportunity to have some time to yourself, in a space that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental. Within this space I can help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences, to make better sense of your world, and to help you toward a better understanding of yourself and others.

My first session

Our first session will take the form of an Assessment either via WhatsApp video, Zoom or Telephone. 

Within this, I'll collect some personal details from you, such as; your name, phone number and address, and details of an emergency contact.

I'll then ask you a series of questions about yourself, what's been going on for you, and what has bought you to counselling. 

I'll also explain how counselling works and what you can expect from me, and provide opportunities for you to ask any questions you may have about the process. 

Assessments are 30-minutes long and are charged at my regular counselling session fee of £45.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English