Sophie Ibbott-Dascombe Reg.BACP

Sophie Ibbott-Dascombe Reg.BACP

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42

07710 555 885

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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
  • Building Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Dealing with Loss
  • Dealing with Stress or Depression
  • Improving Communication
  • Resolving Trauma
  • Bullying
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety

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

Fees

Initial consultation - up to 1 hour - £35

Counselling session (18 - 25 years) - 1 hour - £40

Counselling session (Under 18) - 1 hour - £45 - £55

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

I have a quiet private space located down Goldington Road, Bedford. We have lots of parking and local amenities near by. I'm fully insured and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK41
Bedford, MK42

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

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

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families