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Valerie Simanowitz

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LW
01273 480 011 Registered / Accredited
Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LW

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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


£40 an hour - sliding scale on negotiation

Further information

I am particularly experienced in working with trainees on counselling courses

7 Friars Mews
Pinwell Road
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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