Clare Simmonds, PG Dip Psychotherapy, PhD

Clare Simmonds, PG Dip Psychotherapy, PhD

Ledborough Lane
Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire
HP9 2PZ

6 Hays Lane
London Bridge
London
SE1 2HB

07756416824 / 07756416824

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Ledborough Lane
Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire
HP9 2PZ

6 Hays Lane
London Bridge
London
SE1 2HB

07756416824 / 07756416824

About me

At times in our lives we can experience life as being very challenging and difficult. We might find ourselves experiencing feelings of ongoing anxiety or depression, or that we are distressed by a persistent sense that that are not able to live our life in the way we want to, relate to others authentically, or achieve the things we want to accomplish.

At times like this, psychotherapy can provide a fruitful space for exploring these difficulties. Through therapy, it becomes possible to explore the underlying reasons for these repeating circumstances and feelings, allowing people to begin to free themselves and make constructive changes in their 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.

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, Buckinghamshire (HP9) and London Bridge (SE1).

My Beaconsfield practice is on Ledborough Lane, which is a 4 minute walk from Beaconsfield train station. There is 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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.

Further information

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. I have a particular interest

Maps & Directions

Beaconsfield, HP9 2PZ
London, SE1 2HB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I have availability early morning, daytime and and in the evening.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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