Sophia Jakeman Psycotherapeutic Counsellor Ad Dip PC. BACP member
About my practice
Welcome. I offer a professional therapy service for both adults and teenagers, working with; stress and anxiety, self esteem and self worth, relationship issues and loss and grief. I have worked with many clients through times of struggle and uncertainty including loss of a loved one, relationship breakdown and illness. I support individuals facing employment challenges ranging from promotion, relocation and redundancy to handling conflict and improving communication.
My professional experience is underpinned by an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a member of the BACP and I am also qualified in hypnotherapy which I can offer as an additional tool if it is of benefit when working with particular issues and clients.
How counselling can help
There are inevitably times in our lives that are problematic and we may find we feel less than equipped to deal with the challenges we are presented with. Though this is common to most of us, it is not uncommon to feel quite alone and unsure where to turn at such times. You may be reading this as you face a particular issue, dilemma or situation you can readily identify that you know is the cause of your worry or distress. Perhaps you are suffering with intrusive thoughts or negative thinking patterns and difficult feelings that are impacting on your emotional wellbeing. Whatever your situation, we can explore it together, and agree how we might work to find the best way forward for you.
Counselling offers a positive intervention that can be both rewarding and satisfying at times in our life when we most need it. Having the right support can help us gain a wider perspective on our difficulties, this clarity can often help us begin to feel better quite quickly.
Please do visit my website to read more detail on how I may be able to help or contact me for a free 30 minute no obligation assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP as well as a member of the National Counselling Society and National Hypnotherapy Society. My counselling experience and ongoing professional development is underpinned by the following professional qualifications:
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Ad Dip PC 2019
Diploma in Psychotheraputic Counselling - National Counselling Society (NCS) 2015
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling - Hypnotherapy Society (NHS) 2014
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Free 30 minute initial, no obligation consultation
Fees £40 per hour (50/60 minute session)
What to expect in your first session and beyond
It is a very personal experience working with a counsellor. Creating and maintaining an open, supportive and friendly relationship with you, free of any judgement, is my first working priority. It is this positive relationship that will enable us to work well together, so you can experience real benefits within your timescales.
Our work will be at a pace and level that feels right for you. As you move through the counselling process you will undoubtedly gain a deeper understanding of your inner thoughts and feelings. This clarity and insight can bring healing. It can also pave the way towards personal problem solving, leading in some cases to significant and lasting change.
An initial 30 minute no obligation, non-chargeable consultation in person or via skype or phone is available. Individual sessions last 60 minutes and we would aim to have regular sessions over a period of time. There is no set length of time for this, for example an individual might benefit from short term solution focused counselling (approx. 6-12 sessions) or prefer a longer term approach, perhaps to explore the self in more depth or work with a longer term issue (up to 6 months or longer).
I work out of my home in a dedicated consulting room, which is situated in a quiet countryside location easily accessible from the M3 motorway and approximately 7 miles from Basingstoke, Alresford and Alton. I have plenty of off road parking. I work a range of hours including daytime, evenings and weekends.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have a range of appointments times available in the evenings and weekends as well as during the week.
Types of client