Ines Fitzsimmons

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Shrewsbury SY1 & Ludlow SY8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Therapy sessions are offered face-to-face in Shrewsbury, online via videocall or telephone. The benefits of doing therapy online 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.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£47.50 - £57.50

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Professional fees for day time appointments are £47.50 and evening appointments are £57.50. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Fees are payable in advance via BACS or PayPal. Cancellation Policy: 48 hours’ notice.

I offer concessional trainee counsellors.

When I work

I offer weekday appointments in the daytime and evenings Monday to Friday.

Further information

I offer weekly counselling sessions on a long, medium, or short-term basis. Sessions are face-to-face in Shrewsbury or online via Skype videocall or telephone.  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 14.

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.

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Face-to-face and online therapy via videocall & telephone.

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Ines Fitzsimmons
Ines Fitzsimmons