Mandi Simons

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London NW3
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About me

Finding the Right Counsellor for You
Welcome to Mandi Simons Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We are a team of experienced practitioners providing counselling which is tailored to your needs in 2 Hampstead locations, Stanmore and online


Our team comprises of CBT and integrative therapists specialising in many different areas, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, neurodiversity and relationship issues, allowing us to provide tailored expert help for all kinds of issues.

Although we are all experts in several different fields, we all share the same approach of working with clients in an empathic, individual way, always focusing on your specific situation and what you want to get from your therapy. We provide you with a safe, confidential space to speak freely about what is on your mind and ensure you are matched with the most appropriate counsellor and therapeutic approach, such as short-term CBT or Mindfulness.

If you are interested in finding out more about counselling in person in Hampstead, Stanmore or online, please get in touch. Our sessions are available at our 2 private consulting rooms in Hampstead or online. We offer sessions in a number of different formats, either online or in-person, or both, depending on your requirements and circumstances.


How can counselling help?

For many people counselling is an opportunity (often for the first time) to talk about and explore issues in a safe and non-judgemental space. Building a professional relationship with the right counsellor can be very rewarding and lead to greater self awareness.


We offer different counselling approaches including:

1. Short-term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

You may initially consider short term CBT, as this can be for a fixed number of sessions, usually between 6 and 12.

In these sessions the emphasis will be placed upon the importance of the present and the future, as opposed to the past. The purpose of CBT is to initially change the way people think about themselves and in turn, their environment. A flexible and creative approach is encouraged by CBT.
CBT encourages independence and can help individuals find their own resources, learn to recognise and use their own wisdom and discover personal methods for self-help, which should ultimately lead to self-trust and capability for self-change.

I may also incorporate mindfulness into CBT.

Using mindfulness can help us in managing everyday life and emotional problems. Mindfulness uses the concept of modern day meditation to increase our awareness of ourselves in the present. You can discover how to live and enjoy the present rather than worrying about your past or being anxious about your future.

You may manage your everyday life and emotional problems better by developing awareness, allowing you to feel more clearly what is happening in and around you in each moment. You can then respond to difficulties using a more conscious approach  rather than a more conditioned and negative automatic response. This can feel very liberating, helping you create the changes you want more freely. You can incorporate the meditation techniques into your daily routine and learn simple mindfulness techniques aiming to overcome many issues including stress, anger, anxiety and depression.

2. Long-term psychotherapy

A psychodynamic approach is generally more appropriate in long term psychotherapy.

Working psychodynamically places much importance on how the past may influence the present, and how, in turn, patterns of behaviour from the past may manifest in all current relationships.

In order to decide which type of counselling is right for you I offer an introductory session. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling.
Please look at my website for more detailed information.

If you want to know a little more about me please click on the links below to see some video footage.


I have an experienced and skilled team of Associate Therapists working from my Hampstead consulting rooms. The male and female therapists within my practice have a wide range of skills and expertise in many different areas including working with children and adolescents, couples and families in both short and long term work. they also have a range of specialisms including working with addictions, eating disorders, generalised anxiety disorders and post natal depression. Once we meet for the consultation we can discuss your therapy needs and find the right therapist for you, this may be with me or may be with an associate therapist depending on availability and your individual needs.



I run various mindfulness classes tailored to your needs, please contact me for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy in 1996. I hold a BA (hons) in Social Sciences and a post-graduate diploma in Mental Health.

In addition I have trained in:

  • Couples Counselling
  • Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Diagnosis
  • Medication
  • Working with Families where there is parental mental illness
  • Supervision
  • Mediation

I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist both in my private practice and in the NHS. I have also worked as an Approved Social Worker, specialising in mental health and working with people from many different backgrounds and with an equally varied range of problems. I have specialist experience in working with people who suffer from mental illness including Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy(BACP).
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council(HCPC).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Fees are from £100 for a 50 minute session for individual and couples counselling

Please enquire re fees for family therapy.

I am Registered with these Private Health Insurance Companies to provide Counselling, Psychotherapy: Cigna, Exeter Family Friendly, Vitality, Simplyhealth, WPA, Tricare.

When I work

Daytime, Evening, Weekends for associates

Further information

 We work from 2 locations in Hampstead and in Stanmore

28b Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 1QA

25-27 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My Highgate location is wheelchair accessible.

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In person

I provide supervision in CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy In a relaxed and professional environment.

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