Clare Simmonds, PG Dip Psychotherapy, PhD
6 Hays Lane
07756416824 / 07756416824
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I have had experience in working with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues. I work with clients in a safe and confidential environment to help them better understand what is going on within them, and in their relationships and lives.
Whatever brings a person to therapy, I am interested in working alongside them, to help foster a better understanding about what underlies the difficulties they are experiencing.
Gaining a better insight into our struggles and conflicts is helpful, because it is only when we understand why we repeat patterns in how we think, feel, and relate to others, that we can begin to be able to make constructive changes.
I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy and counselling. The duration of therapy depends on a client’s needs and concerns, and is something we would discuss in initial sessions.
I work from two consulting rooms: Beaconsfield (HP9), Buckinghamshire and London Bridge (SE1).
My Beaconsfield practice is on Ledborough Lane, which is a 4 minute walk from Beaconsfield train station. There is also off-street and free street parking available.
My London Bridge practice is located on Hays Lane, a 1 minute walk from London Bridge station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at WPF, a well established and respected psychotherapy training institution in London. Psychodynamic psychotherapy provides you with a safe and calm place to:
- recognise, express and explore your feelings
- identify recurring patterns in your feelings, thoughts and relationships
- consider ways in which you might avoid certain thoughts and feelings
- discuss ways in which past experiences can impact your current life
- find ways of making positive changes in the way you live your life.
I am also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which is a time-limited model of therapy occurring across 16 weeks, focused on treating anxiety and depression. It explores difficulties in the past that continue to affect the way people feel, behave and relate to others in the present.
I am a professional member of the FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling), and am a registered member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). I adhere to the code of practice and ethics of these professional bodies.
Clare Simmonds: PG Dip Psychotherapy, PhD, MEd, BEd, DipT.
Professional affiliations: FPC, UKCP, SFHEA
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial consultation: The initial consultation will be charged at £65 and will last for up to 90 minutes.
Ongoing therapy sessions and fees: Ongoing therapy sessions run for 50 minutes at the same weekly time. Fees are £50-£60 per session. I have limited number of concessionary slots for clients on low incomes.
The aim of therapy and counselling is to help clients understand their own inner world, and the influence of patterns from the past on present ways of feeling, being and relating. Gaining deeper insight into what is troubling clients enables them to begin to make constructive changes to their lives.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling are effective treatments a range of problems, including:
- Suffering from depression
- Feeling anxious, burned out or stressed
- Feeling very angry
- Experiencing overwhelming guilt or shame
- Suffering disordered eating
- Battling with addiction
- Experiencing problems in the workplace
- Struggling to make and maintain good relationships
- Encountering obsessional thoughts or phobias
- Having difficulties with sexuality
- Experiencing bereavement and loss
- Suffering from trauma
- Struggling to find a sense of purpose
- Difficulties adapting to change.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I have had experience in working with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability early morning, daytime and and in the evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|