Sophie Hobbs BA (Hons), BSc, MA Integrative Psychotherapy, UKCP Reg, MBACP Acc
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am currently available to provide Psychotherapy Sessions via skype and telephone.
My regular fee of £40-£45, is now reduced to £30- £35 due to the Corona Virus.
After completing a Masters’ Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, I have worked for 20 years with an expansive variety of mental health problems whilst maintaining a complete focus on solution.
Many seemingly subtle troubles often evolve into complex and overbearing difficulties, which require a focus on solution.
My Integrative skills base makes it possible to address problems with relationships, the depth of depression, unrelenting anxiety, trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, low self esteem and childhood/adult abuse. It is also possible to work with such issues as bereavement, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, stress, work place problems, marital and family difficulties, domestic violence, anger management and intrusive thoughts.
Our first session
In the relaxing atmosphere of a Therapy Room, it will be possible for you to explore and describe your difficulties both past and present. You may also need to explain your problems in greater depth and ask any questions you need to. The aim will be for you to gain a greater insight into your emotions, behaviours, thoughts and relationships with yourself and others.
This will be the first step for you realising your own inner strengths, resources and methods of coping.
Our decisions are often made upon negative beliefs, self sabotaging behaviours and harmful assumptions. However, with the support of Psychotherapy, it is possible to discover the source of these self-harming thoughts, behaviours and emotions, thus leading towards a path of greater understanding, hope and a more rewarding and meaningful way of life. It may feel that all of your motivation and strengths have deserted you. However, on a closer look the conclusion will be very different.
If your decision is to continue after our first meeting, a personalised treatment plan will be designed to meet your own mental health needs. This may be a six, or twelve, week contract but if necessary an open-ended approach may be required. Concessions are applicable and at my discretion.
I can be contacted at any time and I will look forward to meeting you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist M.A (U.K.C.P. & M.B.A.C.P.) with twenty years of experience. I have worked with a wide diversity of mental health problems including relational, personal and work related difficulties, including stress in these areas.
I initially worked within the NHS, at a Psychotherapy Centre in the north west 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 experiences have included voluntary work for the North Lancashire Counselling Service. I have also been a volunteer for CAMHS in another area of the country and have worked as a Community Youth Mentor. During the past twenty years, I have successfully practiced within a group of other Psychotherapists and have also facilitated Group Psychoanalytic Therapy whilst continuing to work primarily in Psychotherapy on a one to one basis.
My Therapy Room is located only a few minutes from the centre of Lancaster and the Railway Station and along a regular bus route. Also, my hours are flexible from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, weekdays and half day Saturday. I understand that each person has life priorities and so aim to be as flexible and understanding as possible when arranging their own suitable times for a Psychotherapy Session.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Additional areas I can cover are:
Health Related Difficulties
Age Related Changes
Child Behavioural Problems Affecting a Family.
Disabilities And Adjustment To
Multiple Losses (Bereavement)
Work Related Stress/Bullying
Retirement Adjustment Difficulties
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
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My regular therapy fee is £30-£35 per hourly session.
Concessions are available for students, the unemployed, pension dependent individuals and those who may be experiencing financial difficulties.
My Therapy Room has a calming, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and is located just a few minutes from Lancaster town centre and the Railway Station. Parking is readily available and cost free, and the Therapy room is easily accessible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
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.
My availability is flexible.Sessions are 9:00am to 8:00pm Monday - Friday. Availability is 24 hours/ 7 days weekly if a Crisis Session is required or a telephone call intervention.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|