Sophie Atkinson

Sophie Atkinson


07881 635524

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About me

I offer psychodynamic therapy to individual, couples and young people. I offer private and confidential sessions in a quiet and calming consulting room in central Chelmsford. We will meet once a week and an agreed time which is suitable for you.

I have been working as a Psychodynamic Therapist for over ten years. I have listed below all of the areas I am experienced in.

I fully understand how daunting, frightening or confusing seeking therapy can be. If you are thinking about please contact me so we can talk about how you are feeling. Talking about how this might feel and gaining more understanding about how the process works can be helpful.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the BACP
  • Member PCSR
  • Member PCU
  • Psychodynamic counsellor BACP number 679178
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling
  • Couples Counselling
  • GDPR compliant
  • ICO registered

I have experience of providing both short and long-term therapy. I have worked in GP surgeries and for the mental health organisation MIND. I have been qualified for over 10 years. I have also worked as a co-leader on a Certificate in Counselling skills course at a Chelmsford based counselling training centre. I can offer therapy to individuals, couples and young people.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As well as the categories I have listed above I also have experience working with clients who are going through IVF. I also have professional experience of working with those who have suffered Sudden Infant Loss as well as Trauma work. I am also experience and have attended training on Survivors of Coercive and Radical Groups.


£55.00 per session for Individual therapy (£80 for an initial session).
£90.00 per session for Couples therapy (£120 for an initial session).

Further information

Thinking about or seeking therapy or counselling can feel very daunting. You may have some idea as for reasons or you might simply feel the need to talk to someone you are not in a relationship with.

Therefore, you may choose to start counselling for all sorts of reasons. It might be because you have experienced a loss, a bereavement, a change in your family circumstances or a relationship of some sort. You may be suffering from an illness or a health problem or a change in your physical abilities. Perhaps you are struggling with your job or employment or have financial difficulties. You might feel you have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. Or you may be confused by your feelings, feeling unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may be concerned about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, your eating, your drinking, smoking or drug use. Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event or been in an abusive relationship. You might be doing things to yourself and want to stop or do not understand why you do them.

I will seek, through the therapy to help you make sense of your emotions and feelings which you might not fully understand. I can help you to find the answers to your questions, anxieties and concerns. Therapy can help us to put words to our feelings and feelings to our words.

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I have availability on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It would be helpful for us to speak to confirm my availability on these days.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme