Tiejha Hobson, Registered MBACP, BA(Hons), H.Dip., Adv.Cert., CQSW.
I often find myself helping to heal old, painful, emotional wounds; sometimes buried from childhood, but which are still causing distress and conflict in personal, and family relationships. These emotional 'scars', frequently underlie the persistent feelings of general anxiety, depression, or prolonged grieving. And despite what people say, time, alone, doesn't always heal the pain of loss.
This is where I fit in, as a professional counsellor and psychotherapist.
It's my experience, that people can 'thrive' in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality; where they are safe to talk freely and honestly, and 'unload' their feelings. And it's my privilege to be part of this process; by helping them to clarify the real issues, supporting personal growth in confidence, and enabling their ability to cope better with whatever life has 'thrown' up for them.
I believe, that whether it's a matter of 'going through tough times', or just feeling 'stuck' with a personal issue, sharing the burden with an objective and impartial, skilled therapist, is often beneficial. Therapy is also helpful in a vast range of issues, or for personal development on its own. And whilst I know it can be daunting, taking that first step towards change, it's my experience, that most people find it's worth it.
For those uncertain about the relevance of therapy for them, I offer a personal half-hour consultation session, free of charge and without obligation.
As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), I work within BACP 'Guidelines for Good Practice'. I accept self-referrals from individual adults, couples and young people, and referrals from Health Agencies and EAP providers.
I have over 30 years experience (see below) working in the public and voluntary sectors, including NHS, helping people to cope better, and empowering them to deal with the tough times;including those relating to LGBT issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug/alcohol addictions,and bereavement and loss, etc.
About My Practice
My small but professional, private practice, is based in the Retford area, and is easily accessible from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire (Doncaster). It offers a quiet non-clinical atmosphere, with off road parking, providing privacy. For those with severe mobility issues, home visits within reasonable distance from my practice, may be negotiated.
Counselling/therapy is tailored to your individual needs, and is discussed at our first meeting prior to any commitment. I integrate other counselling techniques, such as CBT and Mindfulness, in addition to Psychodynamic or Humanistic therapy. But the aim of our first meeting, is to focus on whatever issues you need support with and the best way that I can help you to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Marriage Guidance (now Relate), couple counselling, in Nottingham, in 1979/1980; whilst also qualifying as a Home Office sponsored Probation Officer, in 1981.
Since then, my past counselling experience has extended to working with a wide range of personal issues including; couple counselling, drugs and alcohol problems, relationship issues, Family Therapy, Court Welfare Mediation, parenting problems, etc. My past work with prisoners and their families, frequently involved challenging but satisfying, persistent, social and behavioural issues.
In recent years I have worked extensively with the NHS, Bereavement Care Services / Cruse and Women's Aid organisations; counselling in significant women's issues, eg. domestic violence and sexual abuse, in addition to loss, grief and grieving. I also have a special interest in working with trauma and Dissociation Identity Disorder (DID).
My further training / experience includes:
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
BA (Hons.) Humanistic Counselling(The University of Nottingham) 1st Class.
Higher Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Adv. Cert. Counselling Psychodynamic theory & CBT
CQSW (Certificate of Qualification In Social Work)
NHS Bereavement Care/ Cruse training
ISAS Intermediate Training for working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
ISAS Dissociation within incest and sexual abuse
REWIND for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Grief Encounter - Project training on working with bereaved children
Women's Aid Training - Domestic Violence awareness and good practice
Alcohol Awareness training
British Psychological Society(BPS) recognised Cert. in Clinical Supervision
Alzheimer's Society CriSP programme
PODS - Living and Working with Dissociation
Dysfunctional Relationships and Co-dependence
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Individual counselling £35 per hour
Couple counselling £50 per hour
Initial sessions last for 1.5 hours but will only incur a fee for one hour.
(This includes personal information taking and assessment in addition to counselling)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments: Weekdays 10.00am - 6.00pm . Evening appointments available by negotiation.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|