Valerie Simanowitz

Valerie Simanowitz

7 Friars Mews
Pinwell Road
East Sussex

01273 480 011

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About me

I am a MBACP Senior Accredited counsellor/therapist supervisors and I have been practising for thirty years as a person-centred/existential practitioner. I also integrate techniques form Cognitive Behavioural and other approaches if appropriate.

I worked as a practitioner and trainer for twenty years at Lewisham. I have experience of working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, gender issues, work related issues, bereavement, anorexia and domestic and sexual abuse. I have worked as a counsellor and supervisor in a project against domestic violence in New Cross and more recently at a drop -in centre for young people between 15 and 25 at Eastbourne.

I am the external examiner for diploma and degree courses at Middlesex University and I have written a book on personality development. (OU Press).

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons)


Diploma in Counselling( East London University) 1977

Certificate in Supervision ( The Maudsley) 1990

Senior Accredited Counsellor/ therapist (MBACP)( Since 1989- ongoing)

Accredited Supervisor 1994

Work in projects:

Norwood drop- in 1984-86
Project against Domestic violence New Cross1992 1995
Open door drop-in centre for young people-Eastbourne1998-2008
Young asylum seekers project -Worthing 2000-2006
Lewisham College-counsellor and trainer1984-2001

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 an hour - sliding scale on negotiation

Further information

I am particularly experienced in working with trainees on counselling courses

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN7 2LW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: