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About me

Thank you for visiting my page. I understand that it can be extremely difficult to decide and find someone who you trust with your child and also how challenging it is for a Child or Young Person to seek help - this is why I decided to become a Children and Young Persons Therapist.

My name is Sophie and throughout my career I've always worked with Children and Young People in various different settings such as Private Respite Care, Children Centres, Schools (SEN, Safeguarding) and Educational Provision Units. I decided to train as a Children and Young Peoples Therapist after seeing the lack of successful support available for Children and Young People. I felt that it was time that there was a stable, reliable and friendly face for Children and Young People to come to for various different types of support. My passion is to ensure that children come to an environment where they don't feel pressured, scared or different. I work closely with that particular child or young person to focus on what they need and what will help them to build the skills required.

I work in a Child Focused way which means I will not do anything with a Child or Young Person that could potentially make them feel uncomfortable. During therapy we use all different types of approaches from Emotion Cards, A Worry Monster and even colouring. Children take time to adjust and especially in therapy, hence why I will always follow a Childs lead - they are the most important factor in their growth.

Below is a list of Children and Young Peoples Therapy needs that I work with -

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Building Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Dealing with Loss
  • Dealing with Stress or Depression
  • Improving Communication
  • Resolving Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Gender Dysphoria 
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Parental Separation
  • Grief 
  • Attachment 

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Young People - Counselling Plus

Level 4 - Attachment Theory

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB

Level 3 Counselling Studies - CPCAB

Level 3 Speech and Language Support - ELKLAN

Level 3 - Makaton

Level 2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB

Additional CPD - Continued Professional Development:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Anger Management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Relational Depth
  • Working with Trauma and Dissociation in Children and Adolescents
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Safeguarding
  • Understanding the Nature of Trauma in Therapy

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


Additional information

Initial consultation - up to 1 hour - £35

Counselling session (18 - 25 years) - 1 hour - £50

Counselling session (Under 18) - 1 hour - £55

All counselling is done face to face in a safe, non judgemental and child friendly environment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Hours are flexible, please let me know what suits your child or young person best.

Further information

The first contact will consist of an consultation to determine how therpay can be of help and also a opportunity for you to meet me, the room and the principles of the process. This does include parents/carers where age appropriate if parents feel this will be beneficial. 

Therapy sessions are confidential to the child or young person, however, parents will have regular reviews with the child's or young person's consent. This will always be done via phone or email. 

The sessions will be 60 minutes long, same day same time each week. 

Session fees start at £55

. If sessions are not cancelled within 24 hours notice, a 50% cancellation charge will be required.

Therapy sessions are delivered using a range of creative play therapy, sand therapy and art techniques. Parents will be supported to use these at home during the therapeutic intervention. 

Any questions at all, however big or small please do not hesitate to get in contact with me by phone, email or text message - whatever suits you.

Sophie IBBOTT Therapy, Unit 6, Norse Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0QN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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