Laura Simms

Laura Simms

Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1

Podington
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN29

07522 496632

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Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1

Podington
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN29

07522 496632

About me

You don't need a 'diagnosed issue' to contact me; counselling can enhance emotional well-being and aid personal development. I offer confidential sessions at discrete premises to actively listen and accept you. I have the advantage of being an Integrative Practitioner, meaning I am professionally trained in Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural therapies.

Our initial consultation will identify if this suits your needs and if we feel our therapeutic relationship could work. You might want to change current thoughts/behaviours for a specific issue: sometimes you might need to freely express your emotions and work out your best way forward. You might need to safely explore past issues and significant relationships to make sense of your present.

I have practised in voluntary and statutory settings including the NHS, national mental health charities and educational well-being support. With an enhanced DBS, I can work privately with young people from 12 years old. I practise at a youth counselling service, often working with CAMHS referrals and issues such as: self-injury, depression, anxiety, OCD, suicidal ideation, gender and sexuality. I've also collaborated with NHS Gender Identity Services in London and Daventry. Alongside my general private practice, I specialise in grief and am employed as the area phone support for a national bereavement care charity; I also deliver training and supervise counsellors' case-loads.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc with Distinction (Level 7) Integrative Psychotherapy (University of Northampton)

Certificate of Higher Education with Distinction (Level 4) Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)

Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Level 3 ) Ascentis Accredited

Certificate of Awareness in Bereavement Care (Level 2) Ascentis Accredited - Cruse Bereavement Care

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Session times: 50 minute (therapeutic hour)

General Fees: £35 NN29 / £40 NN1

Under 18s: £30 45 minute session

Counselling students: therapy or supervision £30 one hour session - no charge for reports

Limited spaces for concessionary rates depending on financial circumstances

Ample free parking directly outside NN29 / On street or 2 hour free parking nearby at NN1

Further information

I work with adults,older people and young people,generally from age 12 upwards.

I work from a very private office at home with ample free parking and have a Northampton town centre room. I can also sometimes arrange home visits depending on individual circumstances.

I have experience of short term, time-limited, long-term and open-ended therapy.

I work with most presenting issues.

Maps & Directions

Northampton, NN1
Wellingborough, NN29

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I can offer weekday evenings and Saturdays at both NN29 and NN1.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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