When I started talking to Sophie, I had already accepted I had anxiety and bouts of depression. I had spoken to many therapists over the years, created a good exercise routine to help manage this, and had a reasonably balanced diet. Though something didn’t feel right still and I started to accept this was just “who I was”. Since taking sessions with Sophie I’ve seen a huge shift in my attitude towards myself. I started by wanting to open up, reflect and explore my feelings with guidance however, Sophie brought the missing piece of this to the experience- tangible knowledge and action. She helped me do this by first being an amazing listener. I always feel like Sophie hears me, rather than is obliged to listen. This also made me understand what proper communication should be like and what it gives to you in return- power. Sophie was able to very tactfully and quickly take the important nuggets in my conversations with her and replay them back with her mindful perspective. The discussions we’d have from this then challenged me to change my thinking positively. She often recalls key moments from our past sessions that relate to our progressive conversations, which help give me clarity in my growth. She is superhuman. In both senses of the statement. She doesn’t just focus on one part of the journey to betterment, she can pull it all together, across other areas I never even knew I needed guidance in or the capability to change. Sophie can also be human in how we manage our time together. From sending texts at the start of the week to help motivate and inspire, to voice notes checking in on how I am. These always anchor my focus and set me back on the right path on difficult days. For me, I’ve noticed she has given me the ability to like myself. To feel I’m enough and I have more to give. She has given me hope that there are better things to come and that I have the power to make that happen for myself, from just feeding myself with a loving mentality to working on passion projects I never felt I could.
I see myself as an open, positive person now which is not something I could have said before our connection. I cannot recommend Sophie enough. For me, as cliche, as it sounds, she’s been life-changing.