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Get to Know Me

Image of Sophie Marsh, a creative, IFS informed Counsellor and therapist in the UK

Hi, I'm Sophie, and I'm so glad you're here.


I'm a registered counsellor and creative therapist with over 10 years of experience. When I'm not working you will often find me curled up with my cat on my lap, a good book or my journal, and a cup of tea. I'm often described as gentle, kind and warm, which always makes me smile. Though I like to add that being gentle in my approach doesn't mean I will shy away from (gently) challenging you when it's needed! I wholeheartedly believe in the power of great therapy and I'm committed to ensuring that if you work with me, you will feel seen, heard, understood, and walk away feeling closer to who you truly are.

My approach is holistic, intuitive, and completely tailored to your needs. I originally trained as a Play and Creative Arts Therapist, primarily working with children and young people, but experience has shown me that this approach can be life-changing for people of all ages. Working with the more creative side of the brain can bypass our more rational/logical side of the brain and really helps us get to the root of a problem. For that reason, alongside regular 'talk therapy', I can also weave in methods such as art, journaling, visualisation, somatic practices and mindfulness.

If you feel like you've talked about your problems over and over, or you've had therapy before but you're still feeling stuck, then it could be helpful to try a more creative approach. By working in this way, we can explore experiences and emotions that you might not be able to reach or express adequately with words alone. 

My Qualifications

  • MSc Masters Degree in Counselling Children, Young People and Families, University of Northampton

  • PgCert Therapeutic Play Skills, Leeds Beckett University

  • BSc Psychology (Hons), Kingston University

  • Registered Sand Story Therapist

  • IARTT Rewind Therapy Practitioner 

  • IFS informed Therapist

"Sophie holds space with such compassion, warmth and acceptance. I felt like I had given a gift both to myself and to my inner child and by the end I discovered I had come to an acceptance of myself and my past that will allow me to move forward with more confidence."
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