Sophie GrantPsychosynthesis counsellor
I support people to come back to themselves at a deeper level through the transitions in their lives – such as grief, divorce, new relationship, new step child relationship, new to parenthood, relocation, teenagers moving out of home, new job, mid-life change in priorities and grief of what has gone both the grief from the death of a loved one to the ‘living losses’ such as ending of a relationship, self-esteem, family, singleness, unemployment and more..
I believe that we all crave meaning, purpose and a feeling of wholeness or completeness to our lives. This takes a form specific to each of us in a unique way. This 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 self.
I offer a contained and safe space to look at questions about your life and explore what is on your mind. 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. In reconnecting with the initiate wisdom of your soul, you will find a well of support within you. In finding a deeper connection with yourself this ultimately leads to more peace.
I offer ‘Nature Therapy’ as a perfect partner in a therapeutic relationship, supporting and enlightening the process of therapy. Nature therapy is just like regular psychotherapy, except that it takes place outside, and/or incorporates nature into the session. Spending time in nature has been shown to lower the levels of cortisol, a key stress hormone. The sights, sounds, and experiences associated with being in nature can have a soothing effect on your nervous system, slowing heart rate and normalising respiration, blood pressure, and several other key stress markers associated with the fight-or-flight response. In addition, natural settings are rich in primordial sounds, or the most basic and fundamental sounds of nature. These sounds are intrinsically calming and nurturing, helping your mind and body slip into a more healthy and balanced state. It is particularly suited at this time of social distancing, as we can walk alongside one another distanced.
I am a ‘Divorce Doula‘ helping women in the aftermath of ‘divorce survival and logistical practicalities’. A time after things have come into some outer balance when there is breathing room to look around at the aftermath. At this time there can feel a void, a deep emptiness. In this ‘fertile void’ there is immense potential. Often we feel alone and exhausted at this point, lost. There is then potential for deep growth and wisdom to flourish and a loving relationship with yourself to forge in the fire of grief and compassion for what you have been through and survived. This is the time to uncover the gifts and wisdom that have gathered within you, after years of challenge.
I support to parents who are struggling with their children, or teenager. It is work that enables parents to communicate on a heart level with their children. I work to support the potential of parent to be the loving parent they have always wanted to be. I do not work directly with children but with the adult to empower them to connect with their child.
As a psychosynthesis counsellor I work long term, in-depth with clients on a soul level. This model of psychology – psychosynthesis – supports a person to move closer to a healthy ‘synthesis’ or balanced integration of all aspects of their being, such as supporting the integration of parts of oneself that may have been rejected or felt abandoned on a personality level. It also looks at the transpersonal level to gain inner wisdom about your purpose and souls journey. It is a remembering of how to live authentically from ones truth, ones own self.
I look forward to meeting with you,
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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My standard fee is £50 per hour session.
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Training and qualifications
I am a psychosynthesis counsellor with a PGDip in psychosynthesis and a BA (Hons) in English Literature.
I have attended various workshops, events and post-graduate courses including; my core training as a psychosynthesis therapist at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, several Bert Hellinger Family Constellation workshops also known as Systemic Family Constellations which are designed to help reveal the hidden unspoken laws operating within the family and ancestral line, Nick Duffels Boarding School Survior course, which is the study of the dynamics of being sent away from home to boarding school as a child.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). I studied at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.
My work is nourished by my life-long spiritual journey, meditation, being a mother, nature and re-wilding experiences.