About Me

About Me

My name is Sophie Wise and I’m an integrative Counsellor based in St. George, Bristol. This means I work with a number of different approaches which enables us to find the best approach for you.

I work online and by telephone with people from all over the UK and abroad.

I have been a Counsellor for 7 years and supervising other Counsellors for 3 years.

During my counselling training I had personal counselling and found a new way of being. I came to really understand myself and change the way I think and behave. I found a new trust and confidence that has enabled me to offer this to the people I work with. I understand how it is to take the plunge into having counselling.

I believe that everyone has the ability to make changes in their lives and their thinking, and work towards a happier way of being.  I am constantly in awe of the transformation that people can make through counselling and I feel privileged to be able to be a part of it.

My Work

I’ve done extensive work with trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, and with relationships (partners, family, friends and colleagues) and how small changes in communication can make big differences to the dynamics of the relationship. However I also love to work with people with a range of other issues going on in their lives.  Some of these are listed on the Welcome page, and in more detail on the Subjects page. If what is going on for you is not on these pages, do feel free to contact me as my list doesn’t include everything we experience.

I offer all my clients empathy (striving to place myself in your position – what it’s like for you personally in your situation), congruence (being real and honest), and unconditional positive regard (I will not judge you – I will accept you as you are). I provide a warm and compassionate approach and work collaboratively with people to enable them to understand themselves and make their own choices. I believe that at the heart of counselling is the all-important relationship between counsellor and client, and I strive to nurture this relationship of trust and honesty.

Qualifications

Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

I have an enhanced DBS certificate.

I keep my skills and knowledge up to date by taking CPD (continuing professional development) courses, and reading.

Contact me

To contact me please see my details on the right of this page.

As I began to love myself, my relationship with everyone changed

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