Diana Simpson-Hinds, MBACP, BPS: Blooming Families

Diana Simpson-Hinds, MBACP, BPS: Blooming Families

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About me

Hello, my name is Diana Simpson-Hinds, I am a Psychotherapist, and I am passionate about working with families.

I am aware, that managing a family can be challenging at times; especially, when there is a breakdown in communication.  It can feel like each member is speaking a different language or from another world.  This block in understanding can result in frustration as the tension builds making it hard to find common ground.

I support families who are having difficulties due to relationship breakdown, grief, anger and anxiety.  These feelings might leave you feeling at a loss because you do not know what to do.  However, talking to an experienced counsellor who is neutral might help you get unstuck.

Blooming Families was formed as a result of the work carried out with children in primary education.  However, I decided to expand my services to all families experiencing conflict. Due to my personal and professional experience of similar challenges, this compelled me to assist other families.  What I do, is, I provide a safe space where your family or individual member can talk about their thoughts and feelings to find a solution to get them back on track.

In my work, I utilise art and play as a method for self-expression, whatever is appropriate for you! When working with the whole family; the intention is, to empower each member to take personal responsibility for their self and feelings.  Treat each other the way they want to be treated by showing respect, acceptance and being non-judgmental; at the same time developing their communication and listening skills to build stronger relationships.

I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for good practice to ensure that I meet my client’s needs. I offer varied services such as face to face counselling, telephone counselling and online counselling which is accessible from any mobile device.  I also conduct self-development groups to children and young people in the community.

To find out more about my work and the services I provide you can call me for a free, fifteen-minute telephone consultation.

I am here to serve!

Booking an appointment

You can contact  me by email or by phone to talk about your reason for seeking counselling.  I will explain the process to you and you will have the opportunity to ask questions before you book an appointment.  At the initial meeting, you can talk in more depth about the issue you are experiencing following which you will have seven days to decide if you wish to continue.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a therapist in 2004; since then I have been working with families in agencies; social services; primary and secondary education; outreach into the community; in private practice in Barbados and England.

I have certificates in solution brief focus therapy; cognitive behaviour therapy and play therapy. I have a diploma in person-centre counselling; a BA in Psychology with Counselling studies and MSc. in Psychology.

I provide individual counselling; family therapy; group work for children and teens covering topics such as Confidence Building; Self-Esteem; Anger Management and Self-Awareness. I also work with individuals with phobias, addiction, stress, depression, bereavement, transitions, bullying, family breakdown; poor academic performance; abuse: sexual, emotional and physical.

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Individual from £60.00 - 50 minutes

Family therapy from £90.00 - 50 minutes

Children and teen groups’ £40.00 - 60 minutes; per session

Concessions are made for people on low income and students.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to see if we are the right match for each other before making an initial appointment.

Further information

I am based in Forest Hill; online, phone and by email.

Maps & Directions

London, SE23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 6.00 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme