Hilary Sims

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Dip.Couns. MBACP Registered, MNCS (Acc)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Face-to-face sessions are available.

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 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.

Read more information about how I can help by reading my latest blogs:




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 Clinical Supervision
  • Certificate in Couples and Family Counselling Skills
  • Mental Health Consequences of childhood sexual abuse - Social/Trauma Model Training
  • Self Harm Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Awareness Training (MHFA)

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

I hold a Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate.

Experienced when working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Men
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Young People

Only 15 minutes from Kidderminster.

Continued Professional Development in:

Loss and Grief


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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic attacks


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Initial 30 minute session £25

£50 per individual 50 minute session thereafter (discounts available for block booking)

Couples and Family Counselling, price on request

When I work

Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm. Friday 10am to 4pm

Further information


"Our sessions have given me the tools to handle what would have been a major trauma for me in the past.  From day one I felt you clearly got me and you were the perfect balance of straight-talking, understanding, and professionalism"


'Hilary, thank you for helping me again. I feel so much better. You have an amazing gift.  You will be seeing me again.'


'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.

Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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There is free parking.

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In person

I am able to offer supervision to both qualified and student counsellors.

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Hilary Sims
Hilary Sims