Sophia is an experienced sex-positive, gender-affirming, LGBTQ educator turned coach. She has been running workshops on consent, sexual empowerment and kink in the UK and Ireland since 2009. She has also facilitated support groups for women coming out as lesbian and bisexual. She is passionate about communication, negotiation and creating win-win situations.
She is excited about working with Dialectic Behaviour therapy skills training groups and with individuals and couples or groups on working through emotions, relationships and the trials and tribulations of life.
Sophia recognises that her subject position is important to the work that she does. She sits at the intersection of privileges and disprivileges. To name a few, she is a white, queer, disabled woman presently living on unceded Massachusett land. She is middle class with educatonal privilege (see next paragraph). She is an immigrant, and presently going through an immigration process.
Sophia has a BA, MA and PhD in Human Resource Management. She has also completed a Post Graduate diploma in Counselling and specific training in DBT. She is a professional member of The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) and complies with their ethical code. She undertakes regular professional development, including recent training in gender and sexual diversity, polyamory, consensual non-monogamy, out of control sexual behaviour, consent, and relationship challenges around neurodiversity.
She is approved by the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) and has committed to working in line with their standards for supporting adult performers and sex workers.