About me

My name is Sophie and I carry out counselling from my private practice in Storrington, near Horsham in West Sussex. There is free off road parking.

I am a qualified counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy. I am registered with the National Counselling Society and adhere to the counselling ethical framework. I have an Enhanced DBS check (previously known as a CRB check).

I am accountable and therefore have a supervisor to gain an outside perspective on my counselling practice.

Verified
I cannot rate Sophie highly enough, I was never a big believer in these kinds of things and could never see how talking could sort things out for you. I went to Sophie at a very low point in my life and came out a different person. Just through talking I have made massive decisions, taken my life into my own hands and now feel on top of the world, the best news is I will always have her number for the future. I hope everybody has the same positive experience.
Duncan Driver
Duncan Driver
2020-09-29
Verified
I could not recommend Sophie as a counsellor highly enough. She is extremely professional and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. She allows you the time to talk, cry and laugh and I never felt judged. She maintains complete confidentiality. She helped me unravel my anxieties at my own pace and remembered so many things I had confided in her from one week to the next. She has given me the tools I need to live a more confident life and opened my eyes to many things that I hadn't realised were affecting me. I feel much stronger as a person as a result of the sessions with her. Even through lockdown we managed sessions over FaceTime, which I loved because I was in the comfort of my own home. My friend recommended her to me and I would recommend Sophie to anyone without hesitation.
Clare Shipp
Clare Shipp
2020-07-03
Verified
I can one hundred percent recommend Sophie for counselling. I found working with her an extremely positive experience. I had lost my mum and also had a difficult breakup in a short space of time. I felt my confidence had plummeted. Sophie helped me get me back again. She has empathy, is a fantastic listener and there is a natural warmth with her too. A very encouraging lady. Thank you Sophie!
Julie Hamilton
Julie Hamilton
2020-06-09
Verified
Sophie has been brilliant to work with, very easy to talk to, compassionate and a great listener. My work with Sophie has helped me get back in touch with who I am, and reconnect with what is really important in my life. I am truly thankful to have had Sophie by my side whilst working through some challenging issues. I now have a renewed sense of clarity and am looking forward to my future. Thank you Sophie.
Natalie James
Natalie James
2020-05-19
Verified
I have been seeing Sophie for over a year after hitting a low point in my life. Sophie has helped me back to a good place and I still see her now while my life continues to be challenging, I really can’t thank her enough.
Dan Wood
Dan Wood
2020-05-16
Verified
I have been seeing Sophie on a regular basis for the last year and a half. During this time I was dealing with a relationship breakdown. When I went to Sophie my head was full of “fog” I couldn’t see the wood for the trees. I had so many questions that I needed to answer in order to make things ok for me move forward with my decision to end my marriage. Sophie gave me clarity at a time of total confusion, she helped me work through lots of issues and very importantly taught me to “honour” myself. Quite honestly I really don’t know how I would have got through it without your support Sophie – Thank you, you are a star! X
Sarah Wyatt
Sarah Wyatt
2020-05-04
Verified
Sophie has helped me through some very challenging times. I have found clarity with situations that felt impossible at times and with her support I have found a way through on my journey.
Michelle Harvey-Fogg
Michelle Harvey-Fogg
2020-05-01
Verified
I am very grateful for the time and effort Sophie put into working with me. She helped me change my outlook on life and really retuned my thought processes. Sophie, you have really made a difference to me in the emotional times I experienced after having both of my children, I will continue with the tools you have given me long term. I would recommend Sophie to anyone and everyone! Thank you Sophie.
Hannah Reilly
Hannah Reilly
2020-05-01
Verified
I have been seeing Sophie for about 3 years now. Sophie has helped me deal with a variety of issues including marriage break down , upsets with children and building new relationships. She is calm, caring, and understanding. Non judgemental and lets you lead the way in which you want to go. Sophie has helped me massively and I now have my life back on track and moving forward in a positive way. I couldn't thank Sophie enough for all she has done to help.
Karen Gregory
Karen Gregory
2020-04-27
Verified
Thank you, Sophie, for listening without fear of judgement. You helped change an angry mum and teenage relationship into a positive fun relationship. I didn’t think it possible only a few months ago. Sophie helped my daughter deal with relentless bullies and helped both of us with the stresses our relationship. I wish I hadn’t left it so long and wouldn’t hesitate in asking for Sophie’s help in future.
Craig
Craig
2020-04-26

Whatever it is that is causing your day to day life to not be as you would like, having someone to talk with can genuinely help…

Why not contact me for a Free 20 minute taster session?

07525 116668 sophie@yourspacetoday.com

It is my opinion that for counselling to work there are two key factors: Comfort and Commitment.

Comfort

You have to feel the counsellor is right for you. I may have been recommended but if I don’t feel right for you, then it will be okay to not have any further sessions. You are going to be talking about difficult issues along with your private thoughts and feelings and both you and I need to feel that you may become comfortable in talking to me.

That is why I offer our first 20 minute session free. This gives us both the opportunity to see if we will be able to work together. Consider whether you feel comfortable speaking to me about any negative thoughts and feelings that you have, do you have confidence in me, do you like my manner?

If you are happy to continue after the 20 minutes are up, we can turn the session into your first full paid 50 minute session.

Commitment

Counselling is a two-way process, both the counsellor and client have to put the effort in, the more effort you put in the better the results are likely to be. Commitment ideally means regular weekly sessions, normally at the same time and day every week, or, what fits in with your lifestyle.

In the initial sessions you may feel nervous or awkward but this will gradually deplete as time goes on. Counselling is not a cosy chat, or advice-giving but a time for you to be completely honest with yourself.

I offer a variety of counselling services including Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Relationship, Self-esteem, Self-harm and Stress.

Let's make progress together

I will provide a safe environment where I will listen to you, walk alongside you and truly see your story through your eyes. I will believe in the uniqueness of you and your importance and value.

Please, get in touch…

After your first few sessions, you will begin to feel much more at ease, but don’t take my word for it…

Verified
I cannot rate Sophie highly enough, I was never a big believer in these kinds of things and could never see how talking could sort things out for you. I went to Sophie at a very low point in my life and came out a different person. Just through talking I have made massive decisions, taken my life into my own hands and now feel on top of the world, the best news is I will always have her number for the future. I hope everybody has the same positive experience.
Duncan Driver
Duncan Driver
2020-09-29
Verified
I could not recommend Sophie as a counsellor highly enough. She is extremely professional and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. She allows you the time to talk, cry and laugh and I never felt judged. She maintains complete confidentiality. She helped me unravel my anxieties at my own pace and remembered so many things I had confided in her from one week to the next. She has given me the tools I need to live a more confident life and opened my eyes to many things that I hadn't realised were affecting me. I feel much stronger as a person as a result of the sessions with her. Even through lockdown we managed sessions over FaceTime, which I loved because I was in the comfort of my own home. My friend recommended her to me and I would recommend Sophie to anyone without hesitation.
Clare Shipp
Clare Shipp
2020-07-03
Verified
I can one hundred percent recommend Sophie for counselling. I found working with her an extremely positive experience. I had lost my mum and also had a difficult breakup in a short space of time. I felt my confidence had plummeted. Sophie helped me get me back again. She has empathy, is a fantastic listener and there is a natural warmth with her too. A very encouraging lady. Thank you Sophie!
Julie Hamilton
Julie Hamilton
2020-06-09
Verified
Sophie has been brilliant to work with, very easy to talk to, compassionate and a great listener. My work with Sophie has helped me get back in touch with who I am, and reconnect with what is really important in my life. I am truly thankful to have had Sophie by my side whilst working through some challenging issues. I now have a renewed sense of clarity and am looking forward to my future. Thank you Sophie.
Natalie James
Natalie James
2020-05-19
Verified
I have been seeing Sophie for over a year after hitting a low point in my life. Sophie has helped me back to a good place and I still see her now while my life continues to be challenging, I really can’t thank her enough.
Dan Wood
Dan Wood
2020-05-16
Verified
I have been seeing Sophie on a regular basis for the last year and a half. During this time I was dealing with a relationship breakdown. When I went to Sophie my head was full of “fog” I couldn’t see the wood for the trees. I had so many questions that I needed to answer in order to make things ok for me move forward with my decision to end my marriage. Sophie gave me clarity at a time of total confusion, she helped me work through lots of issues and very importantly taught me to “honour” myself. Quite honestly I really don’t know how I would have got through it without your support Sophie – Thank you, you are a star! X
Sarah Wyatt
Sarah Wyatt
2020-05-04
Verified
Sophie has helped me through some very challenging times. I have found clarity with situations that felt impossible at times and with her support I have found a way through on my journey.
Michelle Harvey-Fogg
Michelle Harvey-Fogg
2020-05-01
Verified
I am very grateful for the time and effort Sophie put into working with me. She helped me change my outlook on life and really retuned my thought processes. Sophie, you have really made a difference to me in the emotional times I experienced after having both of my children, I will continue with the tools you have given me long term. I would recommend Sophie to anyone and everyone! Thank you Sophie.
Hannah Reilly
Hannah Reilly
2020-05-01
Verified
I have been seeing Sophie for about 3 years now. Sophie has helped me deal with a variety of issues including marriage break down , upsets with children and building new relationships. She is calm, caring, and understanding. Non judgemental and lets you lead the way in which you want to go. Sophie has helped me massively and I now have my life back on track and moving forward in a positive way. I couldn't thank Sophie enough for all she has done to help.
Karen Gregory
Karen Gregory
2020-04-27
Verified
Thank you, Sophie, for listening without fear of judgement. You helped change an angry mum and teenage relationship into a positive fun relationship. I didn’t think it possible only a few months ago. Sophie helped my daughter deal with relentless bullies and helped both of us with the stresses our relationship. I wish I hadn’t left it so long and wouldn’t hesitate in asking for Sophie’s help in future.
Craig
Craig
2020-04-26