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About Me

Hi, my name is Sophie, I am a qualified registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which recognises qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a private therapist offering therapy in Birstall, Batley and Mirfield in West Yorkshire which are easily accessible from surrounding areas.


I am committed to providing therapy in a welcoming, safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment. I hold a current DBS and hold insurance cover in association with my profession.


I have regular training and supervision to keep me

in-line with the BACP’s ethical framework and to develop my knowledge and further my understanding.


  • BSc Honours Degree Therapeutic Counselling

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Higher Education Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Skills

  • Mindfulness Introduction

  • Certificate in issues surrounded with
    Sexual Abuse

  • Introduction to mindfulness


During the process I will collect relevant information about you which will be kept secure under the GDPR policy.



I have several years’ experience working with both male and female survivors and their families of on-going and historical sexual abuse and the affect and impact this has within the family setting. 


As well as running my own private practice, I work along side an organisation that solely provides a counselling service for both survivors and their families of on-going and historical sexual abuse, including grooming and domestic abuse. I work with men and woman from 16 years +. I have been part of the organisation for two years.


I also have experience working alongside individuals and their families who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E) and Fibromyalgia. I have several years’ experience of understanding mild-moderate and severe M.E as well as chronic pain.

I have experience in working with the older generation both as a therapist and in the care capacity.

Please see my services section for other issues i can work with and services which i can provide.



What is Therapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy can introduce you to a different way of understanding yourself and how you relate to those around you. It is a process of trying to resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relational concerns and somatic responses that the body maybe experiencing...

How I can help
  • Historical Sexual Abuse for both male and female

  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia (chronic illness)

  • Chronic Pain

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Relational issues

  • Difficult Childhoods

  • Trauma


Assessments: £35

Sessions cost: £40


Payment is to be paid in full at the end of each session.


Methods of payment include; cash, debit card, BACS transfer or PayPal



How do I make an appointment?

You can leave a message on the contact web page and I will contact you as soon as I can. There is also an email address and telephone number which you can use. I will always get back to you as soon as I am available.


How much does each session cost?

Please see the fees section on the services web page. Both assessment and individual sessions costs are outlined.


How many counselling sessions will I have?

This really depends on the individual. At The You Tree we offer open-ended counselling which means you can stay in the process for as long as you need to.

How long will I have to wait before I can start therapy?

Your therapist will discuss the availability with you and try and meet your needs.