My training and experience
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with a number of years experience working full time in the NHS. I have a wealth of experience working with both adults and young people who are experiencing psychological difficulties. I have experience of working with the following issues:
Adults and couples:
· Fertility problems
· Pain management
· Chronic fatigue
· Low mood
· Anger management
· Low self esteem
· Couples counselling
Additional services for young people
· Soiling (encopresis)
· Wetting (enuresis)
· Selective mutism
· Attachment difficulties
· Behavioural problems
This list is non-exhaustive; please contact me to discuss
how I can support you with any other concerns.
How I work
Rather than working from one therapeutic model I draw on a range of evidence based approaches. This ensures that the approach meets your own unique needs.
The main approaches I use are:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Focuses on understanding and modifying unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that maintain psychological distress.
Explores the use of narratives in understanding identity. Therapy aims to understand how problem saturated stories/identities are developed and working to identify preferred stories as a way of alleviating psychological distress.
Is interested in the interactions between different members of a system (usually the family) and how these patterns of interaction can maintain psychological difficulty. Therapist works with different members of the family (or with couples) to explore and understand these patterns of interaction and work to generate alternative more helpful ways of relating to one another.
Couples/family appointments also available, please contact me for details.
If you prefer to talk to Sophie directly before making an appointment, please call her on 07875645727,
or find out more at her website www.sbtherapy.co.uk.
Alternatively you can book in for a free consultation or appointment by calling Equilibrium
Further reading about Clinical Psychology
Other relevant reading material is available on request.