Services

Professional, Registered and MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor based in North Cumbria

with home office near Brampton offering face to face, online and telephone appointments during the day, early evenings and Saturday morning appointments. Accepting referrals from private Individuals, BUPA, Businesses and Employee Assistance Schemes.

Counselling

I am a qualified, experienced and accredited counsellor working near Brampton, North Cumbria. I offer day, evening and weekend appointments at times to suit you. We can work face to face in my designated home office, online or telephone. I have a lot of experience in working with people who have suffered abuse and trauma as well as relationship problems, bereavement and loss. It can really help to speak to someone separate from friends and family.

 

If you would like to know more I am happy to speak, email, text to answer any queries you have and offer my site and social media feeds for you to explore to see if you think I could be the right Counsellor for you.

 

Sessions are 1 hour.

 

Fees

 

Counselling session (1hr) face to face, online or telephone - £50

 

Payable by cash, via PayPal or BACS at time of session.

 

I completely understand that life can get hectic and you may need to change your appointments. Any on the day cancellations or missed appointments will be charged at 50% of fee.

 

Supervision

I have experience of working in different settings; in NHS Psychological Services, in the Third Sector and in Workplace/EAP environment and understand the different agency requirements and their potential effect on your client work.

 

I moved from the commercial world before qualifying into the Counselling arena and worked through the differences and challenges of changing careers and becoming a novice practitioner at something new.

 

During the last few years I’ve done a lot of safeguarding work, worked within a team of different modalities and approaches, made connections across many local agencies and made many referrals. I can help you signpost and support your client in the wider context but within your boundaries as a counsellor.

 

I feel supervision is a vigorous, creative and collaborative process. I’m a resourceful, ideas person who is also organised, vigilant and thoughtful.

 

Fees

 

Supervision session (1.5hr) - £60 - face to face or online.

 

Payable by cash, via PayPal or BACS at time of session.

 

I completely understand that life can get hectic and you may need to change your appointments. Any on the day cancellations or missed appointments will be charged at 50% of fee.

Workplace Wellbeing

 

Larger companies and organisations can offer their employees an Employee Assistance package that includes occupational health advice, assessment and referrals to professionals like myself. Through these schemes I have provided support for employees from DWP, Royal Mail Group, Environment Agency, RPA, Highways Agency and NHS to name a few.

 

In addition to receiving EAP referrals I offer my own business support to local firms where they can offer support to their employees by referring to me for assessment and agree to offer a number of sessions. With the clients' agreement, I will advise of any work-related issues that could be put in place to help the employee at work or to return to work but the content of the session remains confidential. With appointments available inside and outside working hours I can accommodate most requirements. In addition to this, I can offer telephone support to managers and offer supervision to those professionals working in social care, support agencies as well as other therapists. I can attend a business after a critical incident or traumatic event to offer support to colleagues individually or in a group.

 

One of the businesses I work with is Cartmell Shepherd solicitors who have 5 offices in Cumbria and Northumberland, Scott Garson, Practice Manager says "Workplace wellbeing and mental health is an area that all businesses should not ignore. As someone who works with and manages people on a daily basis it is critical for me to ensure I have a support network there to call upon for professional advice and consultation. Soni is excellent; she provides a personal and completely confidential service and I thoroughly recommend her to any business, no matter what its size or function."

 

If a business would like to audit their employees wellbeing so that they can review their working environment and put measures in place to improve the workplace, I can offer to independently survey all employees and confidentially report on findings.

 

In my experience the sooner we can receive support the sooner we can see a way forward. If we can support people to have productive and valued work lives we can avoid chronic stress symptoms, emotional and physical, and have a happier environment to create, innovate and succeed.

 

If you would like more information or to meet to discuss your requirements please contact me on 07961 025550 or soni@sonicox.com

© Soni Cox, 2017