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Sophie Harvey believes that each individual has their unique identity, and that their experience informs and shapes their lives. Life can be challenging and comes with inevitable hurdles; She believes that therapy can enable a person to develop the internal resources to cope more easily with stress. Sophie seeks to provide a safe and kind environment that allows the clients an effective space to process their thoughts, feelings, actions and circumstances. She believes that every person has the right to self-exploration. It is this self-reflection that empowers the individual to implement change.
Sophie uses a humanistic integrative approach, meaning she employs flexibility within the counselling room, drawing on a number of modalities. Sophie uses this approach as it allows her to tailor her work to each individual client. Which she believes is an essential part of working effectively.
Sophie currently works as a support worker for a charity, predominantly with young people, she has experience with clients who have varying needs, and with young male offenders. Previous to this, Sophie worked in the film industry for 6 years. The desire to become a counsellor comes from a passion for working with all kinds of people, seeing first hand that mental health struggles do not discriminate fuelled her desire to work with the humanistic approach. She truly believes that everyone has a right to express themselves wholly and has a right to support when it comes to managing difficult emotions. Sophie works with all kinds of presenting issues and has a special interest in Depression Anxiety, OCD, Intrusive thoughts and hearing voices.
Sophie is a humanistic, integrative counsellor and is a student member of the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service in Tooting, Sophie is currently working towards an advanced diploma in integrative counselling.