Sophia Hilsley - Psychotherapist

LONDON SW1W, London - Central

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Registered Member MBACPQualified to be listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, certificate No: 153806. View Register profile

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be a challenge and we can all experience overwhelming and difficult emotions such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

I have particular experience in loss and relationship difficulties. I can help if you are struggling in a relationship, or coming to terms with the end of a relationship to consider ways of coping.

I offer specialised help to people struggling with issues of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem and those dealing with feelings of loneliness and exclusion. I can help if you have confidence and anger issues. I use a variety of principles alongside a more traditional psychodynamic approach - including elements of CBT and dynamic interpersonal therapy to ensure that together we are able to consider coping strategies and identify unhelpful patterns in relating.

Prior to my career as a therapist I worked as a lawyer and in the Civil service. I worked predominately in International relations and foreign policy. I am able to use my previous experience to aid my therapeutic work and have an understanding of how hard it can be to maintain emotional balance in contemporary life.

I am co-founder and Director at The Courtyard Garden, Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice in Victoria, London.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Adoption Issues, AIDS/HIV, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business Coaching, Cancer, Career Coaching, Child related issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Dissociation, Eating disorders, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Infertility, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sex related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Womens Issues, Work related issues


Post Graduate Diploma WPF Therapy, 2015;

Types of therapy

Analytic Therapy, Behavioural, Brief Therapy, Cognitive, Integrative, Jungian, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older Adults, Organisations, Young People

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Contact options


0207 730 1242
07985 226216


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Practical issues

  • Fees (per session) : £50- £100
  • Accessible Offices: No
  • Additional Languages: None