Young People Counselling in West Sussex

Young people are those generally from 14 to 17 years of age in the process of developing from a child into an adult.

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

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

At first you might feel shy or uncomfortable about talking about the things that you have been experiencing – that’s ok. We will work at your pace and you only have to talk about, what You want to talk about it.

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

07525 116668 sophie@yourspacetoday.com

I am here to help you

Your reason for looking on this page, may be because you might be experiencing problems at school, issues with your parents or generally not feeling like yourself.

Whatever it is that is causing your day to day life to not be as you would like it, can feel even more difficult if you feel you have no-one to talk to about it.

Talking helps

If you came to see me, we can look at your problems by working together.

You may have a question that you would like to ask me and you can do this by either text or phone.

I will answer your question…

Lots of people like to come and meet me first to help decide if they want to work with me – you can do this too if you want to.

I have worked with young people each with their own issues and they have said how helpful it was to talk to someone who wasn’t their parent or teacher. They said how they felt relieved to be able to talk about what was causing them difficulty and not felt judged or treated like a child. That is what I can offer You with Your Space Today – a supportive place to talk in Storrington, West Sussex.

Here are the answers to some questions you might have…

How often would I see you?

Normally, we would meet once a week.

What if I see you when I am out with my friends?

I will not approach you or say hello, but it’s ok if you want to say hello to me.

How long is a session?

A session is about 50 minutes.

Can my parents/caregiver talk about me to you without me knowing?

I encourage all parents to let their children know if they contact me and for them to tell you what they have said to me.

Will you tell my parents what we have discussed?

If you talked about hurting yourself, it would be more helpful to have a wider group of people to support you and so we would look at this together – it may be that you would like one of the people to be your parents.

Do my parents/caregiver have to know that I am seeing you?

Because of your age, I will need an adult to sign a parental consent for any young person under the age of 18 years old who is participating in counselling.

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