What my clients say
"Sophie is an excellent counsellor, she’s empathetic, perceptive and incredibly thoughtful and I’d highly recommend her.
Her gentle questioning made the sessions feel totally comfortable and safe. And although, because of lockdown restrictions, we had to meet over Zoom, it didn’t feel at all strange. Her warm and supportive personality comes across clearly online and we even had a few really good laughs.
It felt like talking to an old friend but not having any personal history together meant I could say exactly what I felt – something we may often hide from those closest to us. And as a result, I feel like many of those sharp edges of unresolved grief have been softened and sorted out. Like clearing out a heavy old suitcase full of rubbish you’d been carrying around for years but no longer need.
She encouraged me to clear it out and sort out the emotional baggage that had been weighing me down. Her counselling helped me to understand my behaviour and I now feel lighter and brighter of spirit - much more like my old self which is fantastic and I’m hugely grateful to Sophie for all her help and support." Sue
"I felt safe, at ease and accepted. I started counselling just before my Mothers passing and whilst being able to have a safe space to process my emotions at the time and the following year, I also felt a maternal presence whilst talking with you (Sophie). In the sense that I was able to talk openly and freely with no judgement, additionally sometimes the response would be met with equal emotions and relatability, which I really appreciated in a time where I felt alone and anxieties were high. The welcome that I experienced made starting conversations and approaching topics effortless." SCB
"I was not sure how I would feel on ZOOM! But it kind of fitted in with what was happening to me and in the outside world of the pandemic. I felt that I eased more into the sessions as they progressed. It felt both easy and safe to talk to Sophie, even when I couldn’t find the words! She demonstrated both understanding and empathy of what I was going through. Not only responding and acknowledging my feelings but, thanks to ZOOM, reading my body language. "JW
"I cannot recommend Sophie enough. I had visited a few different counsellors prior to finding Sophie and wish I had found her sooner. It was such a different experience and I finally felt like I could be myself and had someone to talk to who completely understood how I was feeling and there was no judgement. Sophie is very empathetic and I always felt at ease during my sessions and could talk very openly with her about anything." MH
"This counselling has helped me significantly. At first it provided a structure for me to deal with the overload of emotions that I was experiencing. I needed to face and acknowledge feelings and find courage to deal with the outcomes. Counselling allowed me to focus on me, very hard to do after a life time of focussing on others. I love measurement and proof so apart from just knowing I feel so much better, smile so much more and everyone telling me how much better I look, my anxiety score has also dropped from very high to normal levels in this day and age" Jane
"A great big thank you for helping me to get to know myself, and most of all like myself."
"I felt at ease throughout the process. The introductory meeting was a great help in that it set the tone and enabled me to have confidence that I would be listened to and that my feelings and concerns would be understood. We had decided to conduct the meetings via Zoom which meant that I was in my own space and felt relaxed. The technology was an enabler rather than a distraction or a handicap." GM
"Counselling has helped me gain a sense of control back when I was experiencing new debilitating thoughts. The tailored techniques I had been given to help control my anxieties allows me to tune into my rational brain, but also accept my anxieties but not surrender to them. Where my anxiety was a daily struggle, since having counselling it has become much less frequent. Within a few months, it is now roughly a weekly occurrence where I have to check in with myself, use the correct tools that were introduced in my counselling to realign and not be overcome with anxiety. I now feel as if I am able to control my emotions. Counselling also provides an outlet for emotion that I was unable to process without having the space and intention to do so, which has been an important step in my mental health journey. Thank you so much for everything! I feel both chuffed and relieved to have had such a positive experience through counselling and meeting you. I really appreciate it." Sophia
"Thank you for everything, you have helped me get out of a dark place and I will always be grateful for that."
"Sophie was incredibly easy to talk to, and from the start I felt comfortable about the counselling process. It has been beneficial, enabling me to find some clarity and thereby easing issues that had been troubling me for some time. I would recommend Sophie wholeheartedly."
"Sophie has helped me to finally start to accept myself and to be kinder to myself which is a massive relief and I am so much happier for it."
"I will take everything I have explored and talked about with you and know I will be able to cope with and enjoy everything in the future"
"The counselling definitely helped me. At the start of the process I was suffering from anxiety. By the end of the counselling sessions the anxiety had completely dissipated. The process was thoughtful. I had the opportunity to talk openly about my fears. The questions and interventions from Sophie were timely and made me think and analyse what I was going through. The advice and techniques were excellent and helped me to continue the healing process between sessions." Geoff
"The counselling has helped me so much. I am in such a different headspace to when I started. My confidence has grown and grown throughout the process and I now feel like I have the tools and strategies that I need to help me with my anxiety when situations arise rather than feeling overwhelmed." Megan