Andrea Simson Psychotherapist MBACP
For me, counselling is all about building a trustworthy relationship with my clients. This allows the client to open up through talking and get the most out of their session. I strive to create sessions that are held in a safe, professional and non-judgemental environment.
My role is to listen and deepen my client's experience in the room by allowing them to come to realisations about their lives and relationships; not just in the counselling room, but outside the room too.
So often, what happens in the counselling room reflects what is happening to a client in their everyday relationships. I see my job as enabling clients to see the correlation between our discussions and their everyday lives.
Everyone’s life experience is unique and I ensure that every session reflects on that.
"Awareness - Responsibility - Choice"
People’s capacity to make life-affirming choices is directly affected by their awareness. Once you are aware then you are responsible, giving you the choice to make changes or stay the same.
Please feel free to make contact without obligation by phone or email. I may not be able to answer the phone, but please leave a message or send me a text. I am to respond within 24 hours. Your enquiry will be dealt with in confidence.
Locations: Leatherhead, Esher and 2 locations in Guildford.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (hons) Integrative -Relational Counselling. Middlesex University.
NCFE Level 2 & 3 Counselling skills and theory.
Continued Professional Development.
- Self harm
- Loss and Bereavement
- Working with personality disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- Low moods
- Relationship problems
- Sleeping problems
- Shame and Guilt
- Stress / PTSD
- Self harm
I have full professional indemnity insurance
I hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
Regular supervision to ensure professional and ethical practice.
Work in a GP surgery and Private practice
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with