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About me

Hello I’m Sobia. As an experienced accredited BACP Psychotherapist, I provide a safe, contained, compassionate and person centred therapeutic environment for you to share and explore your challenging life experiences, painful emotions and worries. As a result of therapy many people are able to increase their self awareness, make helpful changes and are able to grow and prioritise their wellbeing.

I have over 20 years experience of working in NHS mental health services. As a private Integrative Psychotherapist, I work with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties that people may experience. I have a passion for helping people understand their problems, improve their self awareness, build their emotional resilience, rediscover and connect with their inner resources.

Some common experiences and difficulties I work with are; Anxiety Disorders (including phobias, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety and excessive worrying and overthinking) Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in working with people who struggle with anxieties such as social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, OCD, excessive worrying and overthinking. I also provide therapy for treating low mood and depression for those experiencing interpersonal/relational difficulties. Providing trauma therapies such as EMDR and trauma focused CBT is another major area of my practice.

I hold a B.Phil degree in Counselling (Psychodynamic) and I am trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.  As I am trained in several models of therapies, I work integratively.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I provide a free 30 minutes initial consultation by telephone.

Therapy Session fee is £75.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Saturday, evening appointments  are also available on request.

Further information

I provide both long term and time limited therapy.  I offer flexible access to therapy sessions by telephone and online (zoom video sessions).

Please note that face to face therapy sessions are currently on hold until further notice as per government guidelines.

I work with adults aged over 18.

SJ Psychotherapy
PO BOX 17849
Birmingham
West Midlands
B16 6WY

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sobia Janjua - SJ Psychotherapy (B.Phil Counselling, MBACP Accred.)

Sobia Janjua - SJ Psychotherapy (B.Phil Counselling, MBACP Accred.)