Ines Fitzsimmons - MSc., MBPsS., PgDip., 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 the Shrewsbury area and beyond in Shropshire 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.
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 counselling in the third sector as well as 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Professional fees for day time appointments are £40 and evening and Saturday appointments are £50. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Fees are payable in cash, via BACS or PayPal.
I am offering concessional rates for key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours’ notice.
I offer weekly counselling sessions on a long, medium, or short-term basis. Sessions are face-to-face or online via Skype. 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.
Limited free parking is available in Shrewsbury or pay and display Frankwell car park is 5-7 minutes’ walk. Free parking in Ludlow on Lower Galdeford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Online therapy via Skype & telephone for those who are unable to travel.
I offer weekday appointments in the afternoons and evenings Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.
Types of client