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Since you are unique, the therapy and counselling I offer is tailored to you and your circumstances. Our conversations aim to help increase self-awareness so you feel more in charge of your life. Most of the people I work with feel more content and confident, less anxious, more self-accepting and tend to enjoy better relationships.
My manner is friendly, empathic and down to earth; I will listen really carefully to you and not judge you. I recognise that speaking of personal and difficult matters can be hard so I try to put you at ease. Even when our meetings seem relaxed, I am aware of the underlying serious purpose of our meetings which is trying to help you find a way to make your life more satisfying.
I am very experienced and qualified, having worked as a counsellor & psychotherapist for over 24 years, meeting with individuals, couples and families from varied backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, genders, abilities and ages, who have brought a huge range difficulties and concerns to our meetings. I like to think that over these years I have made a positive contribution to many lives.
In our conversations, we work together to understand your current situation and to open up new possibilities for how you can live more fully and with greater ease and confidence. No matter what we talk about in our sessions, I offer my full commitment to our time together and respect what you say and the pace you wish to go at. My style of practice is called Existential Psychotherapy.
Some of my specialities are couples counselling, social anxiety, feeling sad, relationship issues, GSRD, bipolar, trauma, panic attacks and ptsd, worries about the future, family, parenting,children, teenagers, generalised anxiety disorder, worrying what others think about you, bereavement, anxiety, work place stress, low self-worth, sexuality, loss and depression, crisis management, ending abusive relationships, bullying, miscarriages and post natal depression.
I am also an EMDR practitioner, an approach that works with trauma and past difficult experiences that continue to have an impact. We can work with trauma exclusively or integrate it into other more conventional therapy work.
I like people, so my practice is inclusive and I welcome diversity. I am happy to meet with people from all different backgrounds, BAME, religions, beliefs and cultures, sexual orientations (GSRD) and genders, abilities from teenage to the elderly.
You can be assured of privacy and confidentiality in my home practice in North London which is welcoming & comfortable and safe.
To adapt to your particular needs, I offer face to face, SKYPE, Zoom, telephone and online work and work daytime, evenings.
Perhaps you wish to know more about my background and experience:
I have worked in a number of healthcare and private settings. I work across a wide range of issues: here are some of them, although there are many more: relationship issues, GSRD, family issues, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, generalised anxiety disorder; couples counselling, , anger management, depression, , bereavement and loss including dementia and Alzheimer's, family troubles, career and work and relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, abuse, self-harm, body issues, life dilemmas, difficult emotions, feeling stuck in life, confusion, difficult transitions, sexuality, body dysmorphia, workplace issues, confidence issues, cross-cultural experiences, and existential issues.
My home practice has offstreet parking and is close to Woodside Park and Totteridge Tubes and is on several bus routes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cert Couns Psych Regent's College SPCP
ExDipCounsPsych, Regent's College SPCP
AdExDipPsych Regent's College SPCP
Certificate in Group Work and Supervision
Professionally Registered through United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP Reg)
Professional Member of Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)
I have been In practice as psychotherapist, counsellor and group worker for over 24 years with individuals, groups, couples with vast array of presenting problems and life circumstances who represent very varied range of backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, races, religions/beliefs, sexual and gender diversity, ages and social and economic backgrounds."
For over 20 years Simone was teaching on the faculty of three large and reputable London based training organisations where she has trained counselling and psychotherapists from those starting out to those working at doctoral level.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young people struggling at school or home or education, Coronavirus issues, managing boundaries, Mid-life crisis, affairs, ageing, miscarriage, divorce, abortion, infertility, self-harm, philosophical counselling, same-sex couple parenting
From £100.00 to £150.00
Concessions offered for
Individual therapy in North London
£100 standard daytime. Some concessions, from £70 daytime
£150 standard evening from 6pm.
Couple Counselling in North London Daytime is from £150 per 50 minute session , £250 for 100 minute session
Evening couple counselling is from £200 for a 50 minute session; £300 for a 100 minute session.
Fees vary depending on time of day and other working terms such as length of contract, frequency of sessions.
Some concessions offered to those on low income and those whose personal circumstances do not stretch to full fee.
Monday 7.00am to 3pm
Tuesday 7.00am to 12pm
Wednesday and Thursday 7.00am to 10pm
Friday 7.00am to 12PM
I have disabled access and a downstairs toilet.
I offer offstreet parking.
I can offer flexible contracts if you travel or work shifts etc.