My style of counselling

I am an integrative counsellor. I have done my training looking at various models of counselling and finding the styles that best suit me and others. I like to work creatively with my clients as well as theoretically.

I have a person-centred core. This means you are at the centre of our sessions. I am led by you and what you choose to discuss during our sessions. 

The integrative style means that I can use methods of counselling that I feel best meet your needs and that I feel you will benefit most from. This can mean that over the course of our sessions I may use different models at different times to meet your needs at that time. 

I work in a creative way as well as a more traditional approach. Sometimes I may invite you to explore things in a more creative way and not always by talking as I understand sometimes words can feel too much. 

I can help support you with anxiety, depression, exploring feelings, trauma, confidence building, illness or new diagnosis, pain/chronic pain, bereavement, stress, sleep, self harm and much more. 

Sessions

I can offer face to face, online or telephone sessions for both children and adults. 

I aim to provide a confidential, non-judgemental, warm and friendly space for you to feel heard.

I do not ask clients to commit to any number of sessions but instead believe it is important for clients to have as much or as little as they feel appropriate. I therefore offer both short term and long term counselling.

I work with an integrative model. This means I choose the method of counselling that I feel best meets your needs and that I feel will benefit you the most. Ultimately I try to give you a space where you can feel heard.

I can also offer a more creative form of counselling, allowing you to express yourself in various ways not just through words. I understand that sometimes we don't have the words to express how you feel, working in a creative manner allows us to express ourselves non-verbally.

The first session I aim to provide an open and honest therapeutic session where we can get to know each other. I send out contracts prior to the first session (when a date has been agreed) and ask that clients read through this, if possible, before the session. This allows any questions to be asked during our first session.

Sophie Loveday 

Integrative counselling for adults and children

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