Integrative Counselling

Hello. My name is Sophie - I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, which means I have knowledge and understanding of different therapeutic approaches. This combined with  a person-centred ethos means that I work with you to understand what it is you would like from counselling, and tailor my approach to you. This might simply be offering a space to talk and be heard, or it may be offering some tools and techniques for moving forward. Sometimes, you might not know exactly what it is you would like from counselling - and that is okay too. We work together to create a therapeutic space that is as beneficial as possible for you. 

Clients come with a wide range of issues and concerns to explore, such as anxiety and depression, stress, self-esteem/body image, LGBTQ+/gender identity, neurodiversity, trauma and relationships/attachment.

I have experience in supporting survivors of a wide range of traumatic life events. These include but are not limited to; domestic abuse, medical trauma, childhood sexual abuse and other adverse childhood experiences. I believe that trauma and the consequences of experiencing trauma can be felt from a wide range of human experiences, that don’t necessarily fit into the descriptions above. 

I also have a strong passion for working with disability and impairment, stemming from my work as a Personal Assistant. This role gave me the knowledge and understanding to allow me to embed myself in The Social Model of Disability, whereby it is not a person’s impairment that disables them, but the largely inaccessible society that we live in.

I am currently offering a limited number of face-to-face and Zoom sessions from my counselling room in Sheffield.

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about an initial appointment to see whether this might be a good fit for you, please use the enquiry box below and I will aim to respond to you within 24 hours.

If you're interested in taking a look at a short blog I have written for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, please click here.

Enquiries

Off on a little midweek jolly today ... I bang the rest and self-care drum loud enough in my work, sometimes it's easy to forget it applies to us too. So, off for a mooch, some lunch and probably ... cake 🤗. 

I'm trying to not let the imperfect-ness in this photo frustrate me ... There are lots of things I like about it which outweigh the slightly off lines 😂. Such is life! 

Enjoy your day, however it looks 😊🌼
I have written a few words for #mentalhealthawarenessweek on the loneliness epidemic and what we as a society, and more specifically as counsellors, can do about it. If you fancy a read, along with lots of other brilliant blogs addressing the same theme, the link is in my bio. 

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May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth, specifically#mentalhealthawarenessweek from 9th-15th May. Mental Health Awareness Week exists to open up dialogue and chip away at the stigma that surrounds talking about our experience of the wide spectrum that is mental health. This requires vulnerability. I have been pondering on what I share on this account, but it feels important to me to be authentic and in turn, vulnerable. 

I have recently finished a piece of personal therapy work which has been astoundingly impactful to me. I share this because I feel it's important to normalise the fact that therapists have therapy too. By sharing this, I hope that it allows even just one person to have a look at their own potential curiosity of nurturing their mental health and wellbeing, and what that could look like. 

Therapy doesn't have to be accessed only when in crisis. The narrative around this needs to change, but before this can happen, our #government needs to begin funding it properly to allow it to be fully accessible. 2 year waiting lists are not acceptable. I work and volunteer across 3 non-profit organisations that offer support, but each of their waiting lists are over a year long. 

This May, I invite you to ponder on the reflections and  conversations you could have around mental health and what it means to you. 

#I'veBeenThere

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Enjoying the last day of a very busy April ... I have to admit that I'm feeling excitement that a slightly slower May is just around the corner. I find it to be a lovely month, namely because of the bluebells coming into full bloom up here 😍 (also it's my birthday month, and I really love a birthday 🤫🥳). 

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This tree is a delightful depiction of growth ... rarely straightforward 😂 🌱

I hope this bank holiday has looked however it needed to for you 💛

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I'm still feeling the benefit from the reflective retreat I attended with my friend @alexindia63, and lots of other lovely women in healing professions, in the Peak District this weekend. This may or may not have been followed by a stay in a local spa hotel...🤗. All in the name of self-care!

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Back 🤗. A break from Instagram has proved to be a beneficial thing for me, and something I will be doing more regularly I think... 

I hope this rainy Friday is treating you well, and you have a restful weekend lined up✌

Take care 🌿
I'm taking a short break from the socials 😊 but I am still contactable over email or alternatively, visit my website - link in bio ✨
This is the counselling room I share with a handful of my lovely fellow @theacademys.p.a.c.e  graduates, on Wilkinson St, Sheffield. The room itself is bright, yet cosy and is tucked up in the attic of a beautiful Sheffield building, which is shared with other health and wellbeing folks. 

If you have any questions about the room or accessibility, drop me a DM and we can chat about your queries. 

Have a happy Friday everyone ✨ hope you can make the most of this glorious winter sunshine 🌤️

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Happy Monday everyone 🌻I hope yours is treating you kindly. 

I have some upcoming availability for Friday morning face-to-face or Zoom sessions. If you are curious about working together, drop me a DM or visit my website www.sophiecroftcounselling.co.uk where you can reach out with any questions you might have. 

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I came home to these beautiful blooms yesterday ☺️. They make me smile every time I see them.

They kept me company this morning during my remote BACP Proficiency exam... fingers crossed they brought me good luck! ☘️

What small things have made you smile today?
So...only a week and a bit late (!) but here we are in 2022 ✨. I hope you all had the new year you wished for. I have been quiet on here, as I have been easing back into a routine and reconnecting with clients...now it feels as though the year is really underway (aided by a new diary and pen ☺️). 

Now our practice room is ready, I will be offering a small amount of face to face sessions on Friday mornings from Broomhall, Sheffield. If you feel like you might like to explore this more, feel free to DM, email or visit my website for more information 🙂. 

Let's see what this year has to bring us ✨