Sophie Atkinson


07881 635524

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07881 635524

About me

As a therapist both within a mental health organisation and a mental health charity as well as my own private practice.

I am aware seeking counselling can feel daunting or challenging.

We may choose to start counselling for all sorts of reasons. We might have experienced a loss, a bereavement, a change in our family or relationship. We may have experienced an illness or health problems. We may be struggling with our job or employment. We may have lost touch with ourself. Or we may be confused by our feelings, feeling unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. We may be in pain or uncertain about what to do about a life decision.

Counselling seeks to help make sense of emotions and feelings which we don’t feel we understand. It helps to find answers to our questions. It aims to ease the confusion, pain or uncertainty. It helps to find the words we are searching for.

We will meet at the same agreed time once a week for fifty minutes.

We will meet for an initial assessment and then agree how to work from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of the BACP
  • Psychodynamic counsellor BACP number 679178
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling
  • Couples Counselling

I have experience of working both short and long-term. I have worked in GP surgeries and I work for the mental health organisation MIND. I have been qualified for over 5 years. Until recently I also worked as a co-leader on a Certificate in Counselling skills course at a Chelmsford based counselling training centre.

Member organisations



£45.00 per session for Individual therapy.
£65.00 per session for Couples therapy.

Further information

I am able to offer counselling sessions to individuals and couples aged 18 and over.

Why do people seek counselling?

We seek counselling for many different reasons. We may be experiencing feelings of depression, isolation, loss, anxiety or low self-esteem that keep them stuck in an uncomfortable place. Or we might be facing a life-changing event, struggling with relationships, grief or anger, or feel unable to cope with the pressures and challenges of life. We may be confused as to why they react as they do to people or events, or it may be memories from the past, painful occurrences in the present or worries about the future that prevent them from enjoying life as they would wish.

How can counselling help?

Counselling can offer a confidential, supportive service and the opportunity for change. I can provide a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings having been trained to listen in a non-directive way and to facilitate your own resources for change and the resolution of difficulties.

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please contact me to talk about this further.

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