Hilary Sims Dip.Couns. MBACP Registered, MNCS (Acc)

Hilary Sims Dip.Couns. MBACP Registered, MNCS (Acc)

West Midlands

07850 447585 / 07850 447585

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West Midlands

07850 447585 / 07850 447585

About me

Sometimes, life feels like a huge challenge. Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your family or personal life, the problems can seem insurmountable.

It doesn't have to be like this.

Whether you – or someone you know – are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or have any other problems that have led to distress, or you are a couple with relationship or family issues there is no need to suffer in silence. There is no need to feel alone.

You have already taken a bold first step in seeking help – counselling can help you to break free so that you can live your life again.

As an experienced counsellor, and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, it is my role to work with you in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential environment.

Our therapy sessions will give you the space to explore the issues that are causing you suffering and by offering you a high standard of therapeutic care and support, I can help you to find solutions to those problems.

How do I do this?

I undertake three main types of therapy, all of which require mutual trust, honesty and understanding – the benchmark of my professional approach.

At the initial, free session, we will discuss which of these will work best for you, or if a combination of therapies would be the best option, and agree how the therapy sessions will work.

Humanistic Counselling (Person Centred) is an extremely effective method that enables you to explore freely your whole life experience, rather than focusing on one specific area or problem. It will allow you to realise your skills/strengths and we will work together to build on these to reach your goals.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a structured therapy that is used mostly to treat anxiety and depression. It is a collaborative intervention, which means that together, we will agree a step-by-step plan for you to modify your behaviour. You can practise these between sessions and when we meet, we will assess the changes that this practice has bought about.

Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a short-term treatment that focuses finding a solution to a specific problem.

Where does counselling take place?

We can meet either in my specially created therapy room at my home in Stourbridge – a peaceful space which offers complete privacy and confidentiality – or I can visit you in your home if you have a suitable space available.

My therapy room is accessed via stairs, but I can make alternative arrangements. Parking is also available.

How many therapy sessions will I need?

Each individual case is different – some people may only need a couple of sessions but others prefer or need a longer-term approach.

Who do I work with?

I work with both private clients and businesses that are keen to support their employees with an Employee Assistance Programme.

Any questions?

If you have any queries at all about my approach to therapy, please call or text me for a no-obligation chat. I will endeavour to answer your queries in an open and honest way.

Professional membership

As a registered member of BACP and an Accredited Member of the NCS, I adhere to the organisation’s ethical framework of good practice. I am also committed to on-going professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

AQA Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Certificate in Counselling Young People
Certificate in Couples and Family Counselling Skills

Mental Health Consequences of childhood sexual abuse - Social/Trauma Model Training
Self Harm Training

Beyond homophobia: Contemporary responses to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate.

Experienced when working with:

Relationship Issues
Self harm

Only 15 minutes from Kidderminster.

Continued Professional Development in:

Loss and Grief

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic attacks,


Initial 30 minute session free of charge

£40 per individual 50 minute session thereafter

Couples and Family Counselling, price on request

Further information


Thank you for opening my eyes. I have seen many counsellors and they have never got as deep as you even after months. i'm looking forward to seeing the world as an adult with your help.

Gemma Aged 35

I highly recommend Hilary. She offers a very effective support in getting through some challenging times. Hilary gave me the confidence to move forward.

Jan Aged 60

Hilary Sims (Registered MBACP) has been the company counselling service for over 2 years. Hilary is proving to be a vital service required in today’s difficult environment for employers and employees, I can only speak highly of the professional, attentive service she has provided to the employees that have required Hilary’s services.

John Owen
HR Manager

A wonderful listener, who has helped me discover a much more confident side to myself and given the tools to tackle life's problems head on

Catherine Aged 26

Maps & Directions

Stourbridge, DY8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

My counselling room is upstairs. There is free parking.


Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 8.00pm. Friday 12 noon to 4pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme