Ines Fitzsimmons - Online & Telephone Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MBACP
I am an Integrative Counsellor and my goal as a therapist is to provide a safe non-judgemental space, where my counselling clients from Shrewsbury, Shropshire and online can feel encouraged and supported through life’s challenges. Whatever you are going through, whether it is depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family problems, separation or divorce, emotional difficulties or bereavement, there is hope.
It takes courage to accept that you might need help when you are feeling overwhelmed or going through life changes, and greater courage to take the first steps in contacting a therapist to seek the emotional support you feel you need. You can be reassured that whatever it is you may be feeling or want to talk about that you, your thoughts and your feelings will be welcome here, no matter how difficult things may seem.
All therapy sessions are currently online. The benefits of doing therapy online via Skype or telephone include receiving therapy in your own home in familiar surroundings. There’s no need to travel to a session which saves you time and money. You may feel that online therapy offers you more anonymity or privacy than face-to-face therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained and experienced in using a range of approaches including Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment and Systemic. When we meet we will discuss your goals for therapy and agree how to work together to meet your needs.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I completed my professional training on a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University and a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Masters in Psychology at Hertfordshire University. I am a member of both the BACP and the BPS. I complete my CPD requirements and my work is regularly supervised as per the requirements of my professional membership bodies.
I have extensive experience of online counselling in the third sector as well as face-to-face general counselling practise in a GP surgery.
Recent CPD includes: Trauma Related Complex Dissociation, Child Safeguarding & Protection, Grief works: Stories of life, death and surviving, Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness, Gender & Sexual Identity Awareness.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Professional fees for day time appointments are £45 and evening and Saturday appointments are £55. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Fees are payable in advance via BACS or PayPal. Cancellation Policy: 48 hours’ notice.
I am offering concessional rates for key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Concessions offered for
I offer weekly counselling sessions on a long, medium, or short-term basis. Sessions are online via Skype or telephone. Please contact me by telephone or email to arrange an initial session to explore how counselling may help you and how we can work together to achieve your goals.
I work with adults and young people from the age of 11.
I can be reached by telephone on 07568473505 or by sending an email via the contact button on this page. All enquiries will be treated with complete confidentiality.