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

Psychotherapy

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Life is inherently complicated and it is not always easy to know whether we are dealing as well as we can with the strains of living, or whether the way we are responding to life's complexities is a problem in itself. Emotional difficulties are common and can be very draining. These difficulties show up in many ways - in depression, anxiety and relationship problems, compulsive or addictive behaviours, feelings of unreality and disconnection, or other distressing symptoms such as panic attacks. You may be struggling to work and concentrate, find yourself feeling irritable, tearful and angry, or unable to function and cope.​​​​​​​​​​

Sometimes there is a clear-cut diagnosis, such as an anxiety disorder, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress. But often, the problem is more diffuse. You may have become aware that your symptoms, or aspects of your personality, make life difficult for you. You may find yourself behaving in self destructive ways that interfere with your happiness and wellbeing, or that of people close to you. Experiences in your recent or distant past can leave you feeling unhappy or even traumatised.  You may be dealing with a current crisis, such as a bereavement or separation, work place issues, or a serious health problem.

I offer a calm, confidential, supportive, respectful and non-judgmental space to help you work through the problems and difficulties you are facing. People usually find therapy enormously helpful, if not straight away, then once it has 'got going'.  People seek help for many different reasons and each person's therapy follows its own unique path. It is important to find a therapist who feels right for you. A good therapeutic alliance can help you feel less alone or overwhelmed, gain deeper insights and new perspectives, and begin to make more conscious choices.  


The best way to see whether we could work together is to come for a session, though I am happy to consult initially by phone or email.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.