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

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Fees

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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

Children
Young people
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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