Dr Jane Simms Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) HCPC AFBPsS

Dr Jane Simms Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) HCPC AFBPsS


07427 634534

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07427 634534

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. For many people talking to a qualified professional in a safe, trusting and confidential environment can be a daunting experience. However, no matter how overwhelming and despairing you are feeling right now, there is always hope and change is possible. I have extensive training and experience in adult mental health gained in both voluntary and statutory sectors.  I have many years experience working with a wide range of psychological disorders of various levels of distress and with individuals with complex emotional difficulties.  My client centred approach ensures that you are treated with the utmost dignity and respect, and that we will strive for a therapeutic relationship that is genuine, empathic, non-judgemental and underpinned by trust.

All the psychological therapies that I provide are evidence based. That means you will only receive psychological intervention that has demonstrated under research conditions that it is effective and in many cases, recognised by the Department of Health National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines (NICE). Please see list below.

However, no two people are the same and in many cases it is necessary to provide individually tailored therapy which draws upon a range of evidence based approaches designed to meet your unique psychological and emotional needs. This will be determined at your initial assessment from which an understanding of your difficulties will be ascertained and formulated into an appropriate treatment plan.


Belfast BT9. Please note access not suitable for anyone with disability.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)
MSc Counselling Psychology (Distinction)
British Psychological Society Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP)
BSc(Hons) Applied Psychology (1st Class)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy Accredited Practitioner (IPT-UK)

Mindfulness Practitioner (Irish Association for Mindfulness)

British Psychological Society Supervised Practice Training Levels 1-4

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and I am an accredited practitioner (IPTUK). IPT is a time limited psychological treatment for depression. It is evidence based and is specifically for individuals whose depression has been triggered by an interpersonal problem such as grief, transition, dispute/conflict, or difficulties communicating with and relating to others. It has also shown to be effective for other mental health difficulties.  It is an effective psychological treatment for postnatal depression. Suitability will be determined at your initial assessment.


Psychological Therapy:

Initial assessment £85 (1.5 hour).

One to one therapy £60 per hour.

Reduced fees for trainees requiring therapy as part of training: £30.

Reduced fees for individuals who are unwaged or low income.

Please note I do not accept debit or credit cards.

Further information

I engage in evidence based practice which means that I offer psychological therapy that has shown to be effective and I maintain a practice based evidence approach which means that your therapy is monitored throughout, to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment possible.

I abide by the British Psychological Society (BPS) code of professional conduct with whom I am a Chartered Member and work within their ethical framework.  I am a registered Counselling Psychologist Practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am registered with AVIVA and APA.

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wednesday 7pm-9pm Friday 10am-7pm Saturday 9am-5pm

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified and experienced supervisor.

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