Anxiety Counselling in West Sussex

Anxiety is the feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. With the right techniques, you can reduce your feelings of anxiety.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

The dictionary definition of anxiety can’t define you, that is why I acknowledge that every chair is different.

Through counselling we will look at your experiences of anxiety, what it feels like for you, both physically and emotionally. Together, we will look at the impact that this is having on your life, work and relationships.

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

07525 116668 sophie@yourspacetoday.com

Anxiety is natural, but it can be controlled

You may or may not be pleased to learn that anxiety is a natural built-in response to ‘perceived’ threats that allows us to do what is necessary to protect ourselves whenever we encounter danger. This means everyone has this built-in protection, but for some, like yourself, it is heightened to a greater level that can make every day things seem impossible or indeed a threat.

The built-in response is known as ‘fight or flight’ and this dates back to when tigers were our main cause for concern, however over years, other areas in our environment have caused us to feel anxious and threatened.

Why do I feel this way?

When your ‘fight or flight’ system is activated, it bypasses your rational mind and moves you into ‘attack’ mode – whereby you have a feeling of unease worry and fear.

The fear becomes exaggerated and your thinking is distorted. It may feel that that fear becomes the lens through which you see the world.

You can stop feeling like this…

How does Anxiety Counselling help?

Anxiety can affect all areas of your life and within a variety of situations. You may for example find it too hard to sleep, eat or concentrate.

By talking this through in our counselling sessions, we can begin to understand the triggers for your anxiety and work towards a more comfortable way of how you want to be and live. This will all be done from my private and confidential consultation room in Storrington near Arundel, West Sussex.

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