Private, discreet accessible room at The Coach House Centre nr. Carlisle
Additional room near
Brampton. Other venues available by arrangement.
Professional, Registered and MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor based in North Cumbria
with offices near Brampton and Carlisle offering daytime, evening and Saturday evening appointments.
Accepting referrals from private Individuals, Businesses and Employee assistance Schemes.
Hi, Welcome to my website,
I'm Soni (Sonia without the 'a') and I live and work in North Cumbria. I've been lucky enough to live here for over 15 years and after a lifetime of moving about the UK, consider this beautiful part of the world to be home.
I’ve always felt drawn to helping people figure things out, fascinated by how people feel differently about things and interact with each other and after often finding myself being the ‘agony aunt’ amongst friends and family, I began my training to become a Counsellor in 2001, qualifying in 2006. Counselling training brings much learning and many challenges; for me it felt like lots of past experiences and thoughts were re-experienced, reviewed and reflected upon.
I discovered that actually my desire to help in the way I used to was not what counselling entailed but a way of working; of being, alongside another, finding their own unique, individual path.
I think this is what counselling offers us; a real space to talk, think, feel, express with someone we don’t have to worry about spending our lives with but who has our back; who cares and knows how to let us be us for that time.
With 10+ years’ experience, mostly with people who had experienced abuse and violence, I now work in private practice with a designated counselling space at home near Brampton and a room at the Coach House Centre near Carlisle. Where needed and if there’s an appropriate space, I also do home visits or can arrange other venues. Both venues have easy, free parking and the Coach House has fully accessible facilities. Neither venue has space for anyone accompanying to wait in the building.
I’ve worked with young people, adults, couples and with employees referred through their workplace. I have a clear, enhanced DBS certificate (last re-checked in June 2016) and professional indemnity insurance. When you first contact me I will send confirmation of any appointment made, directions and more information with a contract stating my fees, confidentiality, complaint procedure and professional membership to you. There’s no pre-payment or ongoing commitment for a certain number of sessions; I can advise but you decide how long to attend.
I hope this is helpful. Please get in touch if you’d like to,
© Soni Cox, 2016