About me

Currently accepting new Clients

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, I have worked with and resolved  a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties.

My approach to Therapy is both compassionate and non-judgmental; the aim being to achieve resolution, understanding and, where necessary, closure.

You will be able to explore and explain your problems and difficulties which have brought you to Psychotherapy. My hope is that you will feel comfortable alongside the sense of care and security I provide.

Our first meeting will take the form of an Introduction and Assessment Session. This will indicate and direct  the way forward regarding your Therapy. There will also be the opportunity to configure the most positive and progressive approach to take in the future. Therefore the aim will be to lead to a greater sense of self belief and an understanding of yourself, current and past relationships and your relations in the workplace.

When reading this profile you may feel lost or unhappy with your life including feeling overwhelmed by experiences from the past and in the present. These experiences may also have resulted in you feeling or thinking that a happier or more contented way of life is no longer possible or deserved. However, on closer inspection, this conclusion with my help will prove to be very different.

My Therapy Room has a comforting, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere with the aim being to guide you into achieving a greater self awareness concerning current or past experiences and how these have affected you.  At this point in time, you may believe that your motivation, inner strengths and coping skills have proven to be ineffective. However, during Therapy, these doubts and beliefs will be resolved in order for you to lead the more meaningful life you deserve.

For many years I have enabled the ability to change and to find solutions for Clients who have experienced their own obstacles and difficulties. These may have presented as depression, anxiety, relationship and marital problems, OCD, a lack of self worth, PTSD, Complex PTSD, battle fatigue and bereavement with loss. It has also proven extremely necessary to address experiences of trauma and abuse, anger management, existing suicidal thoughts, ongoing stress, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and cognitive behavioural dysfunction. These distressing and ongoing experiences, thoughts and emotions are then successfully treated with ongoing Therapeutic support, knowledge, empathy and understanding.

With hope and after consideration, your decision may be to arrange a Psychotherapy Introductory and Assessment Session. This is a Therapy Session in which you will be able to explain the problems and difficulties you feel comfortable sharing. Also, we will be able to get to know each other a little better. Consequently, if your decision is to arrange an initial Psychotherapy Session, I can be contacted via email at lancasterpsyche@gmail.com or by telephone 07539 829008. My website is  https://lancaster-counselling.co.uk .

My available and current hours are flexible between 9:00am – 8.00pm on weekdays.

Thank you for reading my profile and I will look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Kindest Regards,

Sophie Hobbs

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist M.A (U.K.C.P.) with over twenty years of experience resolving a wide diversity of mental health problems. These include relational, personal, academic and work related difficulties and other life challenges.

I have worked within the NHS and at a Psychotherapy Centre in the North West of England for several years. During these years I also worked for a local GP Practice at the University of Lancaster, where I worked with students as well as patients from the general public.

My other experience has included voluntary work for the North Lancashire Counselling Service, providing support and assistance for CAMHS in another area of the country as well as working as a Community Youth Mentor.

During these past twenty years, I have also practiced as a group host with other Psychotherapists and facilitated a Group Psychoanalytic Practice.  Recently, I received an offer as a selected Psychotherapist to join the local Police Psychology Team. This I declined as Private Practice is a priority.

My Therapy Room is located only a few minutes from the centre of Lancaster and my hours are flexible from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, weekdays. I understand that every person has life priorities and so aim to be flexible where possible when arranging suitable times for a Psychotherapy Session.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Additional areas I can cover are:

Health Related Difficulties

Age Related Changes

Child Behavoural Problems

Disabilities And Adjustment To These

Marital Breakdown

Body Dysmorphia

Bereavement

Multiple Losses (Bereavement)

Alcohol Dependancy

Work Related Stress/Bullying

Child Bereavement

Stillbirth

Retirement Adjustment Difficulties

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Fees

Additional information

My regular therapy fee is £40-£45 per hourly Session.

Concessions and Student Concessions are available.

Psychotherapy may be face to face, by telephone, skype or zoom.

My Therapy Room has a calming, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and is located only a few minutes from Lancaster town centre and the Railway Station. Parking is readily available and the Therapy room is easily accessible.

Availability

My availability is flexible. Sessions are 9:00am to 8:00pm Monday - Friday. Availability is 24 hours/ 7 days weekly. Crisis Sessions would be available.

Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

A wheel chair ramp can be provided if required, but as a trained Occupational Therapist I am aware the initial passage way may be too narrow for certain types of chair, or require transfer to crutches with help.