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Sofia Kolesnikova  


West Sussex
PO19 8JH

Types of counselling: by phone, online and face to face

About me

As a professional Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I have a wide range of experience in helping people cope in difficult times and to improve their lives. I offer empathetic help and systematic support with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression & family. My aim is to create a relationship so that you can feel safe and heard.
Positive changes are possible, just begin to work through your issues with honesty and trust. You might surprise yourself with how much resilience and strength you discover within yourself. As a therapist I can help you to begin seeing things realistically, setting more achievable goals, to understand your anxiety and learn to deal with it, to improve your mood and lead a more enjoyable, fulfilling life.


I specialise in working with childhood trauma, anxiety, stress and depression. I work with self-devaluation, helping you improve your self-esteem and feel more comfortable with yourself. I work with identity issues set by disfiguring conditions and other traumatic events. I'm proud to support parents of disabled children, and people affected by Alopecia.
I have a private practice in Chichester, located in walikng distance from the city centre. For more than four years I worked as a volunteer counsellor in one of Chichester's respectable charities.
I have a background in Developmental Psychology, working as a Psychologist with parents of disabled children in Russia.
I also speak Russian.

Qualifications and Training

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Degree in Biology (grad. 1994) and Psychology (grad.2003), Irkutsk State University
Mentalisation-Based Treatment (MBT) training by Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Time Focused Therapy, by K. Phoenix, CPD Certificate
Resilience in The Face of Trauma, by Prof. M. Lahad, CPD Certificate
Trauma Training, by the Wilbury Clinic, CPD Certificate
PTSD Counselling, by OPLEX CAREERS, Level 3 Award
The Foundation for Infant Loss Training
Accredited and listed member of The Foundation for Infant Loss
Listed counsellor at Cult Escape
Online Therapy Institute training: Moving Your Practice Online
Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice, by Carolyne Spring, CPD Certificate
Child Sexual Abuse, by Carolyne Spring, CPD Certificate


All the sessions are charged at my current fee of £45.
If you experience financial difficulties the fee might be negotiated.

Professional membership

BACP :  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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