​​Sophie Livingstone 
MA, UKCP, BACP (Snr Accred.), COSRT​

I​​ offer a calm, supportive, respectful space for you to safely bring the issues and difficulties you are facing.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ My approach is integrative, combining practical, behavioural & psychoeducational strategies with deeper emotional exploration. The way I work is informed by trauma theory, contemporary relational therapy, principles of CBT and DBT, neuroscience; and acceptance that life, and being human, is complicated.  I also believe that the social and cultural context in which we live has impact upon our mental health, and it can be enlightening and helpful to explore this. Therapy offers a space for insight, understanding, growth and change. It is a safe, confidential place to share what is immensely difficult, but it can involve humour and laughter too. This is also an important part of coming to terms with hardships and loss, and of healing.​​​
My career in therapy began in 2004, following several years living in California, and prior to that working in the film business in London.  For six years I counselled for low-cost/charity counselling services such as Westminster Mind; and was the Counselling Co-ordinator and Senior Counsellor for the Help Counselling Centre on Portobello Rd.  I worked as a staff counsellor for Barts and the London NHS Trust; and later for the London Ambulance Service, seeing road crew and other employees.  Since 2009 I have maintained a private practice, working with adult individuals and couples, both short and long term. Until 2017 I also worked several days a week for an addiction treatment clinic, seeing individuals and couples, and facilitating groups.  I am familiar with the 12 Step programmes and often work with issues arising around sex, love and relationships.  I teach the sexual addiction/compulsivity module on the CICS Clinical Sexology course, and I supervise  therapists-in-training at the Minster Centre, an integrative psychotherapy training.

  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (Minster Centre/Middlesex University)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy (London Diploma)
  • Diploma in Supervision (Minster Centre)
  • Certificate in Working with Sex Addiction (Paula Hall)
  • Practitioner Certificate in Working with Addiction & Eating Disorders (Metanoia)
  • Course module in Interpersonal Group Therapy (University of Bath/Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies)
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (City Lit)