Beverley Jane Simpkins MBACP MNCS (Accred)
By looking at this website it tells me you are at a point where you may be considering counselling. It takes courage to take that first step but it is a very positive thing to do. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees; as a counsellor I can help you to work this out whatever the issue may be. When I trained I decided I wanted to learn many of the theories as everybody is different and whilst one theory might work for one person it may not suit another. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor which means I have knowledge of various theories allowing me to find one that works for you.
Maybe you are struggling with relationship or family issues, or work isn't going too well; perhaps you have health problems or have low self esteem. Counselling would help you understand these problems and work with them in a more constructive way. Sometimes we simply just get stuck at a point in our lives and don't feel happy - I would help you to see exactly what is going on, or simply give you a chance to talk and to be heard.
People come to counselling for a wide range of issues including:
Anxiety and stress
Lack of confidence and self esteem
Seeing a counsellor could help you look at what is going on in your life and help you to find the answers that you need.
You can talk about anything that is worrying you in a respectful and confidential setting. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you, to help you work through the difficulties and look at the choices open to you. Having a chance to talk about things with someone who has no other place in your life can often help.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. If you are not sure about counselling, you are welcome to phone to discuss this with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor. My training is Integrative which means I use several different theories, this allows me to use the style and technique best suited to you. I can offer both short and long term therapy. My advanced diploma is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. Being an accredited member of the National Counselling Society I abide by their code of ethics. In addition to this the National Counselling Society's register is accredited to the Department of Heath's Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) scheme.
I am in regular supervision and I am fully insured. I have a Certificate in Counselling, a Diploma in Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.
I also work as a voluntary counsellor at Mind, one of the countries leading charities working with health issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
In special circumstances I will come to your home.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client