Carole Simkins

Carole Simkins

St Albans

0781 557 4073

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About me

You may be feeling sad, struggling with anxiety or depression or experiencing difficulties in your relationships. Whatever brings you to therapy it’s a positive step in making changes to your life.

My approach is to provide a safe, confidential space where you can explore your difficulties without judgment. I am warm, compassionate and empathic and will take time to understand what is troubling you. Together we will think about you and your situation, helping you further develop your self-awareness and understanding about how you interact with others and the world around you. You may decide to make changes to your life; my role will be supportive rather than telling you what to do.

I use Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy theories to inform my work. I believe that we all have the potential to develop and grow as individuals and that our unique history impacts on our present day relationships and behavioural patterns.

You can come for a few sessions to work on a specific problem or you may prefer to engage in some longer-term therapy. During our initial meeting we’ll discuss what’s best for you.

I work with individuals, couples and young adults. I also provide clinical supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. I find it rewarding and a privilege to work with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and sexuality, as well as across age ranges. I have a particular interest in working with relationship difficulties and work-related problems.

My private practice is office based, close to St Albans’ Town Centre. Please do get in touch if you’d like to arrange to meet or if you need any more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 2001
  • BACP Accreditation 2005
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling 2007
  • Diploma in Supervision 2009
  • Certificate in Coaching 2011

I have been working privately for 12 years and qualified 18 years ago. I am Accredited by my professional body; the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their Code of Ethics.

I trained and worked with Relate for several years and I have a Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling. I have experience of working both in the public and private sector as a counsellor and supervisor. I offer telephone counselling, having worked for many years in an Employee Assistance Programme providing telephone support to employees.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£50 Individuals
£60 Couples

Maps & Directions

St Albans, AL1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor and have been providing one to one and group supervision for over 10 years.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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