Sophie MacleodIntegrative therapist
My intention is to help you to find hope and a way forward whatever your issues may be. I am a friendly, warm and calm person and I aim to create a supportive environment through which you can make sense of your circumstances, even when they may feel overwhelming. You will be able to talk about anything in a confidential space, knowing that I will not be judging you or being critical and through this, you will be able to think about new perspectives, new solutions and gain some relief. We can work together on a short term basis (e.g. up to 6 sessions) if you have a specific issue that you would like to work on or I also offer longer-term therapy where we can look at larger or more complex difficulties.
How I can help
Being an integrative therapist means that I am able to adapt my way of working depending on your needs, personality and timeframe. That said, I always work in a person-centred way. This ensures that you have space and time to bring whatever you need.
Sometimes it is important to talk about your past to understand where patterns of behaviour began and sometimes it will be helpful to use creative methods in order to help you to talk about what is going on. I bring an holistic approach so that we can work with any pains, fears or other sensations in your body as well as your thoughts and feelings.
Therapy can seem quite daunting at first but I aim to make you feel welcome and put you at ease. My clients have commented that having a safe, non-judgmental space has helped them to find new confidence and clarity. Together we will develop helpful tools for you to take into your daily life.
I have worked with people from a range of backgrounds and for a number of different charities and organisations so I have experience of working with a variety of issues. I most regularly see clients facing stress, anxiety, panic, loss, anger, stuckness, overeating and obesity and clients who would like to work through traumatic experiences (perhaps from childhood).
This list is not exhaustive and if you would like to speak more on the phone about why you are seeking counselling and to get a sense of whether I might be the right therapist for you, please get in touch.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£45-55 per session depending on the location; £40 for the initial assessment/ first session.
Concessions and student rate
I can offer a reduced rate for students and people on low incomes. Please ask about this rate when you first make contact if it applies to you.
Training and qualifications
I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and bereavement counsellor and an Accredited Member of the BACP. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from UEL (an accredited training course), a certificate in bereavement counselling from Cruse Bereavement Care and a NCFED Certificate in Obesity Skills (National Centre for Eating Disorders).