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BA (Hons), BSc, MA Integrative Psychotherapy, UKCP Acc

About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my Profile.  I have completed a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy, and have worked for over 20 years with a wide range of many people’s problems, experiences and lifetime issues. Seated in a safe, calming and peaceful place with myself as your Therapist, will be your first step towards healing, understanding and resolution. Please be reassured you will not be treated as a “problem to be fixed”, but as a special and unique person with your own burdens and worry.

Our first meeting will take the form of an Introductory and Assessment Session and there will also be the opportunity for you to ask questions. You may have recently become aware that changes are necessary and there are better ways to achieve the happier and more meaningful life you deserve.

Throughout these years I have enabled individuals to make these more healthy and rewarding changes. These personal struggles have included anxiety, depressive symptoms and relationship problems. The overwhelming stress which these entail have also included the use of alcohol, OCD, a sense that you are unworthy, Complex PTSD, suicidal thoughts and eating disorders. There may be abuse in your relationship and many other distressing and seemingly unresolvable issues between yourselves.

My Therapy Room has a comforting, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere thereby helping you to speak about thoughts you may have or emotions. These experiences may have affected you for weeks months or even years. Nothing you may say will be considered “silly”, or a problem too big or too small.

Also, you may believe your strengths and coping skills have deserted you. However, hope and positivity are not too far away.

After thought and consideration, you may decide to reach out and arrange a Psychotherapy Session.  We will hopefully get to know each other a little better and you may be willing to share the every day worries you encounter.

It is possible to contact me easily by email at lancasterpsyche@gmail.com or by telephone on 07539 829008. My website title is https://lancaster-counselling.co.uk

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

I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Warmest Regards,

Sophie Hobbs

Training, qualifications & experience

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 experiences have included voluntary work for the North Lancashire Counselling Service, providing support and assistance for CAMHS in another area of the country whilst 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 my  Private Practice is always a priority.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

From £40.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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

Concessions are dependent upon circumstances.

Psychotherapy is face to face, by telephone, Skype or Zoom.

My Therapy Room is located only a few minutes from Lancaster town centre. Parking is easily available.

When I work

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.