Sophia England Sophia England has a passion for helping people with their mental health and wellbeing. As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), she works within the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh. This was focussed on the Person Centred approach and Psychodynamic perspective. As a psychotherapist, Sophia seeks to engage with her clients by offering a supportive space and a relationship for facilitating change, healing, finding meaning in life and for developing new insight. She works with clients to make sense of their presenting issues and concerns. She believes in the psychodynamic theory of transference, that our past experiences, and especially our past relationships, make their presence felt in the here and now. And that the therapeutic relationship offers the possibility of healing legacies from the past and of developing new, richer ways of being in the present. Holding a certificate in Trauma Enhanced Practice, Sophia has an interest and experience in working therapeutically with clients affected by trauma, face to face and online. She holds an awareness that an event, a series of events or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening can be termed as trauma. She takes into account past trauma, that is can be complex and variable for each person and seeks to sensitively unpack and work with the resulting coping mechanisms or difficulties. In addition to working at Wellspring Sophia is a telephone counsellor for Trauma Counselling Line Scotland, a service provided by the charity Health in Mind. Previously, Sophia was a counsellor at The PF Counselling Service, a charity located in Morningside. Sophia was also a call taker for ParentLine, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity helpline, providing advice for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. Sophia is happy to work with almost any issue and has experience of working with a wide range of clients who present with many different issues and concerns such as but not limited to abuse; addictions, anxiety, anger, body issues, bereavement, childhood issues, depression, eating disorders, pain, panic attacks, strained relationships, sleep disturbance, suicidal thoughts, trauma and work-related issues.