Tiejha Hobson, Registered MBACP, BA(Hons) 1st Class, H.Dip., Adv.Cert., CQSW.
As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I work extensively with individuals and couples, on a wide range of emotionally sensitive issues, including; anxiety, depression, bereavement, and relationship difficulties. I also enable people to find answers to why they continually repeat the same patterns of behaviour which results in similar, emotional and social problems. Counselling is well known for offering a 'listening ear' and support in crisis, but it's also a very effective, and valuable 'tool', for bringing about personal change.
Everything, regarding what to expect from therapy, is explained and all your questions answered in detail, at the first counselling session. There's no pressure and you disclose only what you wish to, as and when you are ready. From the outset, you can expect genuineness and respect; and the safety to talk openly, with confidentiality ensured. In an atmosphere of trust, it's easier to clarify what the 'real' issues are; and then find a way forward in dealing with them.
Sometimes, just one session can provide a new perspective on a problem, and result in positive change. But if you feel apprehensive, you are welcome to call me, without any obligation. Most clients, say that taking that first step was well worth it.
I accept self-referrals from all adults, young people, and couples. And referrals from Health Agencies and EAP providers. I particularly encourage isolated and lonely, personal Carers, bereaved elderly and the disabled.
As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP), I work within BACP 'Guidelines for Good Practice'. Integrity and the welfare of my clients is paramount.
I have over 37 years experience (see below) working in the public and voluntary sectors, including NHS, helping people to cope better, empowering them to deal with the tough times, and generally, improving quality of life;including those relating to LGBT and race issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, drug/alcohol addictions,and bereavement and loss, etc.
About My Practice
My small but professional, private practice, is based in the Retford area, and is easily accessible from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire (Doncaster). It offers a quiet non-clinical atmosphere, with off road parking, providing privacy. For those with severe mobility issues, home visits within reasonable distance from my practice, may be negotiated.
Counselling/therapy is tailored to your individual needs, and is discussed at our first meeting prior to any commitment. I integrate other counselling techniques, such as CBT and Mindfulness, in addition to Psychodynamic or Humanistic therapy. But the aim of our first meeting, is to focus on whatever issues you need support with and the best way that I can help you to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Marriage Guidance (now Relate), couple counselling, in Nottingham, in 1979/1980; whilst also qualifying as a Home Office sponsored Probation Officer, in 1981.
Since then, my past counselling experience has extended to working with a wide range of personal issues including; couple counselling, drugs and alcohol problems, relationship issues, Family Therapy, Court Welfare Mediation, parenting problems, etc. My past work with prisoners and their families, frequently involved challenging but satisfying, persistent, social and behavioural issues.
In recent years I have worked extensively with the NHS, Bereavement Care Services / Cruse and Women's Aid organisations; counselling in significant women's issues, eg. domestic violence and sexual abuse, in addition to loss, grief and grieving. I also have a special interest in working with trauma and Dissociation Identity Disorder (DID).
My further training / experience includes:
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
BA (Hons.) Humanistic Counselling(The University of Nottingham) 1st Class.
Higher Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling
Adv. Cert. Counselling Psychodynamic theory & CBT
CQSW (Certificate of Qualification In Social Work)
NHS Bereavement Care/ Cruse training
ISAS Intermediate Training for working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
ISAS Dissociation within incest and sexual abuse
REWIND for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Grief Encounter - Project training on working with bereaved children
Women's Aid Training - Domestic Violence awareness and good practice
Alcohol Awareness training
British Psychological Society(BPS) recognised Cert. in Clinical Supervision
Alzheimer's Society CriSP programme
Autism/Asperger's (Theoretical perspectives)
PODS - Living and Working with Dissociation
Experiential Family Therapy
Dysfunctional Relationships and Co-dependence
Emotional Manipulators & Co-dependents
Mindfulness Dip. (current)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
On occasions some of my email replies to enquiries have 'failed' and there has been no alternative way of contacting the recipient. I do reply to all so please try again if you don't receive one and/or include a telephone number.
Individual counselling £40 per hour
Couple counselling £50 per hour
Initial sessions last for 1.5 hours but will only incur a fee for one hour.
(This includes personal information taking and assessment in addition to counselling)
Student Supervision £40 per 1.5 hour session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments: Weekdays 10.00am - 6.00pm . Evening appointments available by negotiation.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|