15+ Years Professional Counselling Experince.
HELLO I'm Sophie, I'm here to help :0)
I can help you get in a better headspace & overcome the things that might be holding you back.
If you're looking for counselling you have probably been trying to manage on your own for a while, hoping things would pass, but struggling on has now brought you to look for help - and thats where I can come in to help!
Not knowing if or how counselling will help you and weighing up the cost, time and uncertainties can be difficult.
I have 15+ years Counselling & Psychotherapy experience to help you deal with life's challenges and get you in a better place soon.
Coming for counselling will most probably be the best decision you have made for a long time.
Therapy works in many ways: In essence we look at obstacles that might be holding you back, looking at patterns of behaviour, negative thinking, self sabotage, stresses and strains, unresolved issues, and discovering what you want in Life in order to find Happiness!
Common issues people come to see me about are:
Depression, Low Self Esteem, Stress, Relationship issues, Anger, Panic Attacks and Anxiety, Postnatal Issues, OCD, Low Self Esteem & Confidence, Parenting, Abuse, Bereavement, Trauma, Weight, Health, Sexuality, Family issues, Childhood experiences, work issues, feeling, Self Harm, Sabotaging behaviours, Negative Thinking, Feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, and many more.
My office is in a Grade 2 Listed building in central Southend.
Occupying the top floor in the roof with oak beams and a toasty little fire gives my therapy room a warm, cosy and private setting.
Qualified Psychotherapist & Counsellor, Private practitioner, NHS Experience working with complex mental health & Psychiatric referrals, School counsellor, I am also a qualified Teacher in Counselling & Psychotherapy having previously taught at South East Essex College,
I co lead a Support Group for Counsellors, Provide CPD workshops for helping professionals and Deliver Wellbeing Workshops for Personal Development.
I run a private practice in Southend as well as providing School Counselling for 11-16 year olds and Crisis Counselling in schools.
A qualified Person Centred, Humanistic Existential Counsellor.
Member of BACP, AIP & CCC Registered.
Over 15 years professional experience in counselling & mental health care.
Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy at South East Essex College - Certificate in Education.
NHS experience - working with NHS (SEPT) multi-disciplinary team supporting complex mental health patients in long term therapy.
Writing & delivering wellbeing and personal development workshops And CPD training days.
I undergo my own ongoing CPD, supervision and training.
Recent courses include: Mindfulness,GAD - genral anxiety disorder, Suicide & Self HArm, Buddhism philosophy, Inner Child, Transactional Analysis, Systemic Couple and Family Therapy, NLP, Depression & Mental Health, STRESS & Anxiety training workshops.