Hilary Sims Dip.Couns. MBACP Registered, MNCS (Acc)
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.
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.
How I can help you and what you can expect:
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.
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.
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.
We will work together on deciding how many sessions will be suitable for you. Each individual case is different – some people may only need a couple of sessions but others prefer or need a longer-term approach.
I work with both private clients and businesses that are keen to support their employees with an Employee Assistance Programme.
Finding the right therapy for you:
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.
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.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 minute session free of charge
£40 per individual 50 minute session thereafter
Couples and Family Counselling, price on request
'Hilary, thank you for helping me again. I feel so much better. You have an amazing gift. You will be seeing me again.'
Fiona Aged 38
'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
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
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 8.00pm. Friday 12 noon to 4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|