- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello I'm Sophia, I support people to come back to themselves at a deeper level through the transitions in their lives. In exploring with me you will begin to open up to the much bigger picture of the journey that you are on, your souls journey. As an experienced transpersonal therapist, I offer a contained and safe space to look at questions about your life and explore what is on your mind. In reconnecting with the initiate wisdom of your deeper self, you will find a well of support within you. Whether it be support while you are reflecting on the feelings surrounding a divorce, struggling with being able to sit with a sense of peace, lacking a connection with your mother perhaps throughout your life and its subsequent effect on all your relationships (a speciality area of study), a mid-life change in priorities, an awareness of deep grief from living losses you have suffered, sadness that is hard to contain about what has gone both from your life never to return and feelings of being unable to regain connection with someone or something precious within yourself such as the end of a dream, a hope or a person. The link to ourselves can get ‘clogged up’ and sometimes we need someone to guide us back to our own sense of our souls’ journey and true self. In finding a deeper connection with yourself this ultimately leads to more awareness and more of a deep sense of peace. Any awakening to deep change in all forms marks a period of time that can feel rocky, yet it is also an invitation, a calling to go inwards and reflect, to ponder how you may wish to continue and an excellent place to start a rich and earthy journey towards home, towards a peaceful relationship with yourself. I believe that we all crave meaning, purpose and a feeling of wholeness and belonging to our lives. This ‘completeness’ takes a form specific to each of us in a unique way. To be witnessed during this change is a gift and brings transformation. I look forward to meeting with you.
I work long term, in-depth with clients on a soul level. This model of psychology – Psychosynthesis, a transpersonal psychology – supports a person to move closer to a healthy ‘synthesis’ or balanced integration of all aspects of their being. At the transpersonal level the path of potential within you is immense, to walk the path and gain inner wisdom about your purpose and souls journey a transformation is often needed a shift. This work is about remembering how to live authentically from ones truth, ones own self.
My first session
In the initial session I will ask you a mix of questions to assess how best to support your situation including what has brought you to therapy, perhaps your family structure, your job, your marital status etc.. These questions, your responses and our interaction will help you discover if you feel you want to work with me.
The subsequent sessions will be about relating, me hearing your voice and its deeper needs, me getting to know your situation from your point of view, and what you are struggling with at the moment. Our dialogue will ultimately help you look your situation in a different way and engage your own initiate wisdom.
In all following sessions, we will talk about what ever you wish, perhaps your week, all the while keeping an eye on the main issue you came into address.
Over the coming weeks we will find a way of working together that serves your deeper needs, looks at issues, supports your nervous system. These may include things like breath work, nature therapy, meditation, somatic exercises, visualisations, recommending resources, dialoguing with different parts of yourself, dis-identification exercises and much more..
If you have any questions at any time, you can ask. This is your time. Your space. Your life.
What I can help with
Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work