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Sidonia Stiles, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Depression
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About me

My name is Sidonia (Sonia for short) and I run a practice from the The Natural Fitnesses Centre in Eastbourne UK. I am a Person Centred Therapist as well as a Relationship Psychodynamic Therapist.
I work with Relationship issues as well as Bereavement and Anxiety, stress, depression.
I have worked with the LGBT community with in Relationship work and 1-1 work.

Before becoming a Counsellor, I worked as a Group worker for the local council with residential young people for ten years. Working with families and difficult relationships dynamics.

Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered Counsellor with the BACP and have a HND Diploma (2006) in Person Centred counselling as well as a Level 5 Diploma in Relationship therapy (2019) with CPCAB (Counseling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
Other areas of counseling I deal with

I work with Relationships and the meaning of each person's own understanding of their up bring. Our upbringing and understanding of everyday life has everything to do with what we have been brought up with in our beliefs, understanding, culturally and systemically. Most importantly, not one upbringing is the same as another which explains common conflict. I work with genograms which are clinical tools to address these matters.

I also work with Bereavement and loss and have a very good understanding of the Gestalt theory around understanding grief and how we may wish to address it, giving respecting to each person’s experience.

Further information

I run a professional private practice from the The National Fitnesses Center in Eastbourne most evenings 6-8pm and at weekends but due to Covid I am now offering online sessions . You can have a look at my site on Downs Counseling Services online

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Jealousy, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #389622


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Sidonia just totally blew any doubts about therapy out of my mind. She is confident and empathetic but mostly she understands! Her knowledge and advice is life changing. I've suffered a lot of trauma and have trouble with confidence but she made me feel like I CAN actually get through things. I would highly recommend her and I'm looking forward to my next session. I've had therapy before but it was free from my Dr. I now understand how much better better help is. It's an investment in myself.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Sidonia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd

I have enjoyed working with Sidonia the past few months. She is an experienced therapist and has provided me with a lot of clarity about my experiences and how to navigate a challenging upbringing. She is very empathetic yet challenges my self-limiting beliefs. I would highly recommend her.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Sidonia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

My therapist, Ms. stiles gives me the confidence of speak freely about my issues, and feel like I am being treated properly and professionally.
She's has been helping me with my issues and guiding me, like all processes things take time and she's very patient and thoughtful of my needs.
I would recommend Ms. Stiles to anyone without hesitation.

Written on Apr 18, 2024 after therapy with Sidonia for 3 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

So far didn’t have a lot of sessions with her but I feel like she actually listens and makes me feel understood.

Written on Apr 04, 2024 after therapy with Sidonia for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I am so grateful to have Sidonia to work with. She is just wonderful all around, so supportive and helpful. Thank you.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Sidonia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very profound and considered insights, delivered with calmness and respect.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Sidonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem