Sophie Martin, MSc BSc RP

Hi, I’m Sophie. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I work relationally. I understand that the therapeutic relationship is the biggest factor when it comes to the successful outcomes, so thank you for taking the time to read a bit about me and my practice!

In my work I support relationship repair and healing from: grief & loss, trauma, addiction, anxiety & depression, conflict, intimacy issues, and self-esteem issues. Together we will slow things down so that you can: gain a mindful awareness of your thoughts and feelings, understand where these negative beliefs and cycles are coming from, how they are impacting you and your relationships, and work toward healing the root of how these beliefs developed.

I hold an anti-oppressive and non-pathologizing stance to support people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, relationship types, ages, and abilities. What this stance means to me is that no matter who you are, I will hold the space for you to feel safe and support you to understand your nervous system and notice how your physiology relates to your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I see these aspects of health all existing within the context of a system that privileges few and oppresses many. Teasing apart systems from you and your relationships, and exercising opportunities for advocacy can support you to let go of what is not yours and take responsibility for what is, moving towards a greater sense of awareness and power.

Although the bulk of my experience has been working with families navigating complex mental health, this attachment repair is a framework that informs how I understand people. As individuals we all have our own “internal family” within us that carry our deep wounds, trauma, betrayal, neglect, as well as our resilience, love, power, and resourcefulness. Using a blend of the science of trauma, and artistic strategies such as visual tools and expressive arts, I will gently support you to notice and name the many different parts of you – the contradictions and the tensions – and awaken you to your potential for growth. This process supports ‘internal attachment repair,’ or relational repair with your ‘self,’ which I believe to be the basis for mental health recovery.

I chose this line of work because I love people. My approach is down-to-earth, transparent, humble, and openhearted. If we work together, we will laugh together, we will have fun together, we will sit in the pain together, and even the awkwardness. My intention is that through this relationship you will: move toward a greater sense of agency and authenticity in your life, and broaden or deepen your capacity to love yourself and others. I look forward to connecting!

Connect with Sophie by email at this link here.