Psychotherapy provides a unique space to explore hidden feelings that can be difficult to express.
There can be times in our lives when it’s hard to make sense of how we are feeling. Having a space to be able to talk through painful issues in a safe environment helps to bring clarity and understanding to the causes as well as the symptoms of those problems and can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself.
Integrative Psychotherapy with Sophie Munro
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential and non-judgmental space allowing you to be reflective in thinking about, talking about and expressing feelings which until now might have been kept hidden.
Your reasons for coming to therapy could be due to an unexpected situation or issues you have identified such as difficulties in relationships, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, stress, burnout or feeling stuck with the way things are.
I consider the foundation of good, effective therapy to be the relationship between therapist and client. It gives you the chance to identify and articulate what has not been working for you within yourself and your life and enables you to develop the tools to deal with future challenges.
As an integrative psychotherapist I draw on a range of different theoretical and relational approaches and ideas including psychodynamic, attachment and humanistic theories all of which are there to help and support you. This enables me to find the most appropriate way to tailor the therapy to your individual needs.
I am also a trained art therapist. There can be times when words alone cannot fully describe an experience that has affected you deeply. Expressing yourself creatively in these moments can help you articulate these experiences and feelings.
You absolutely do not need to be an artist or have any artistic skills. The work that you make is seen purely as an expression of your feelings and never in terms of artistic ‘talent’ or ‘skill’.
Art therapy is not for everyone and there is no pressure to express yourself in this way if you feel more comfortable talking.
My background as a therapist has also involved working within the NHS as an art therapist with adults with complex mental heath issues.
Areas I work with:
Training, Qualifications & Experience:
- MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, IATE, University of East London, 2015-2018
- Cruse Bereavement Course, 2017-2018
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling using the Arts – IATE , University of East London, 2016-2017
- Certificate in Mentalisation and the Arts Psychotherapies (CNWL/NHS) 2016
- Basic and Intermediate Sexuality courses – Spectrum, 2015 & 2017
- Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Arts -IATE, University of East London, 2015-2016
- Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts, IATE, 2014-2015
- Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy – Tavistock and Portman, 2013-2014
I am accredited by the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) and follow their Code of Ethics. I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development.
If you would like to set up an appointment or find out further information, please call or email me.
My fee is £70 per session (50 mins).
I offer a limited number of reduced fee places for people on lower incomes.