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The decision to choose counselling was certainly not an easy one. Over a period of 12-18 months, my daughter had changed from a confident and happy person to someone who had become withdrawn, anxious, sad, angry and destructive. Essentially, it felt like she had given up on everything.

Life had become difficult and family relationships were strained. The issues had to be addressed.

At our first appointment, having never been through the process before, I was somewhat apprehensive and unsure as to what to expect. However, from the moment I met Sophia I felt confident in her ability to help my daughter.

Sophia was kind and supportive throughout. She gained my daughter’s trust, ensuring that she felt comfortable which, in turn, encouraged her to speak more openly about her issues/concerns.

I am so pleased with the amount of progress that my daughter has made over the sessions and I can honestly say that arranging the counselling was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The process really has been transformative and family members have commented on how much better my daughter seems in herself. I finally feel like I’m getting my old daughter back and I cannot thank Sophia enough for the role she has played.

It’s been a journey with such a positive outcome and our experience really has confirmed that counselling changes lives.

· Victoria
Sophia's natural warm, empathic and welcoming presence made both my daughter I feel comfortable working with her. Sophie was gentle in her support and guidance, which gave my daugther the confidence to be open and honest with her in their sessions, building a good relationship with her. Sophia really understood her. This enabled her to work through difficult emotions and events, and her OCD behaviours, which in turn offered me emotional support around it as well. Thank you, Sophia. · Aisling
Sophia was the most engaged counsellor I've ever worked with. Attentive to details, reflective and able to challenge assumptions in a way that allows unlocking deeper insights into the personal inner world. During 12 sessions I had a chance to understand myself a bit better and come to an acceptance of some of my personal flaws. Would recommend anyone who is struggling to figure out their emotional world on their own. · John
After considering counselling for a while for my 11 year old son who was suffering with suppressed feelings after me and his dad divorced, I found Sophia and it's the best decision I made. Not just for my son but for me aswell. Not only did my son have a safe & private place to go to talk about how he felt, I also had the chance to talk about certain things with him and Sophia which gave me a better understanding of how he was feeling and why he was behaving in certain ways.
My son was excited to go to every session with Sophia. They built such a lovely relationship in a short space of time. Sophia made him feel so comfortable and relaxed which helped him to open up to her which has helped him immensely. I feel like he's a lighter person and that a weight has been lifted from his shoulders. He agreed it was the best thing he's done. · Jessica
Sophia has helped me massively with my confidence and helped me to embrace who I really am. Sophia creates a calm and relaxed environment in which you can open up, which has been essential with improving my mental health. · Ellen
Sophia came into our lives over a year ago to support my daughter who has Autism and had left her primary school as she could no longer cope due to her needs not being met, and after suffering from severe bullying and panic attacks. My girl was broken at this point, and l really worried that she would never heal from the trauma she was living with, she was that traumatised. Then we met Sophia, she has worked tirelessly to help my daughter heal, she was never phased by anything, no matter how much my daughter would try to shut her out, or would want to hide away, Sophia was always there, and she built a strong and trusted bond with my daughter. Sophia could read my daughter so well and was able to carefully adapt her approach to her at each session. Soon my daughter began opening to her, my daughter had severe anxiety due to her Autism, and Sophia was extremely caring and calming, she was also very knowledgeable of special needs, so she was able to carefully unpick and address her worries in a really nurturing way. Sophia's warmth and kindness was truly humbling. She is very dedicated, and the needs of the child are paramount to her. She was a brilliant support to our whole family, not just my daughter. l can honestly say she has changed my daughter�s life around. She has now started at a new school, is making friends and feels happy in herself, for the first time in years.
Simply put, Sophia is an incredible human being, and l cannot recommend her highly enough. She is a rare gem and l thank her from the bottom of my heart for what she has done for my family. · Clare
Sophia has been my absolute dream counsellor. My praises for her are endless. Her presence is filled with such genuine care, compassion, and attentiveness. She's helped me so much in such a short amount of time and this is only the beginning. I truly look forward to our Wednesday sessions together and I cannot express enough gratitude for the safe environment she provided me with, where I am able to freely express my emotions and communicate. I will forever be grateful for her, thank you Sophia. · Desir Yangi.
To Sophia, Thank you for the amazing work you have done with Isabelle you truly are a fantastic Teacher. You will never understand how much you have helped me as a parent in helping me trust someone with my child for that I will be forever grateful. Thanks so much · Jemma
We cannot express how grateful we are and how very fortunate we have been to have had Sophia on board our complex and difficult journey. Following our G.P's recommendation of various organisations and not being offered any support or appointments for months and months with any of them, we fortunately made our own choice and have never looked back. From the very start, Stuart made us as a family so very welcome and was so reassuring in his manner that we had taken the right steps as it were and were not alone in what we were going through. Long story short our daughter was going through ongoing gender issues, identifying as one thing, then another, which as parents we understood and supported, but struggled with. Through a course of sessions with Sophia we noticed a huge and welcoming change in her. From being withdrawn, unsociable, rude and at times hateful, she has emerged as a funny, loving, outgoing and most importantly happy soul. All of our friends and family have commented on the change in her and we really can not be more grateful and at last have peace of mind.
We are so grateful to both Sophia and Rahme for their kind care, guidance and support for all 4 members of our family to help resolve our family crisis and set us all on the way to return to a more calm, stable and progressive family life. We remember that we arrived in your care at a time of deep misunderstanding and physical and emotional distance and divisions between us. We cannot thank you enough for your ability to carefully listen and persevere with us all. Your deep experience of similar interpersonal and institutional barriers was invaluable in reuniting our family physically and emotionally. Your empathy shone through to us all from first to last and helped to very quickly establish the necessary trust between us all. · Matt
Family counselling was initially not an option for us. Firstly this is really a no go area in our culture. We thought we can work through our problems on our own. But sometimes you need that extra support and our son instigated it and we are now glad we chose Sophia as our counsellor. So we were apprehensive at first . We felt more relaxed during the second session and felt that there were some benefits. Being there as a family and where each of us can share our feelings, anger, discontent and issues was not easy but a very good start. We started to look forward to attending future sessions. The rest is history. We felt as a family we have made a big step towards our future and are ever so grateful for Sophia’s excellent contributions Sophia was an excellent, approachable and friendly counsellor. We felt we were being listened to and she maintained a constructive and calm atmosphere although emotion levels were very high on occasions. She is very dedicated , a good listener and ensure we are all heard. Would highly recommend her.