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Sophie Atkinson

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2
07881 635524 07881 635524

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 eleven 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 therapy 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


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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


£55.00 per session for Individual therapy (£90 for an initial session).
£90.00 per session for Couples therapy (£125 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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access



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
Sophie Atkinson

Sophie Atkinson