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Dr Sophie Ann Clifton

Clinical Psychologist
BSc, MSc, PgCert, DClinPsych
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What I can help with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships
  • Identity Dysphoria
  • Anger
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Neurodiversity
  • Long term health conditions
  • Acute Health Conditions
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Stress

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Depression
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction


I believe in taking a genuine empathic and non-judgmental approach to others, which contributes to the building of positive, trusting relationships that are central to therapy. I also believe each person, and their difficulties, deserves a psychological approach tailored to their own, personal experience and preferences.

I take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing on multiple psychological theories - cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), dialectic-behavioural therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic/relational approaches - to build an individualised and holistic approach, empowering each individual to embark on recovery and achieve their therapeutic goals.

I also believe joy, fun and laughter to be fantastic remedies for distress, encouraging those I work with to inject this back into their lives! As a practising Buddhist, I also enjoys drawing on relaxation, meditation, imagery and mindfulness techniques in therapy, where appropriate.

Outside of psychological work, I have experience working as a Buddhist Chaplain in prison settings, leading study groups and meditation sessions with prisoners, creating safe and calm spaces for the exploration of personal values and spirituality. In my spare time, I like to meditate, keep fit, spend time with friends and bake them vegan delights.


I have worked alongside people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), workplace stress, attachment and relationship difficulties. I have also helped those with co-morbid long-term physical health conditions, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes, and weight management difficulties.

Want to know more?

Whatever you'd like to achieve through therapy, the friendly and caring team at HelloSelf are here and ready to help. Therapy starts from £110 a session and we work with all health insurance companies.


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