Joel Simpson: Psychotherapist (UKCP, MBACP)
I work with clients who may be exhausted from holding secrets and shame. You might want a safe, confidential space to reclaim your voice; re-vision your life; speak your truths beyond long-held silence. You may want to explore and engage with your personal power, anger, yearnings, creativity and heart. I offer space to attend to the unsayable and to consider the feelings that struggle to be bared.
Do get in touch if you feel lost, stuck, caught in a pattern, or in crisis. Perhaps you’re suffering with anxiety, disappointment, loss, identity issues, relationship & family issues, addictions, sexual violations, childhood & adult trauma and unnamed issues that disturb you. Usual coping strategies might feel redundant. You might experience conflict with cultural, religious, familial and societal expectations. It takes vulnerability & courage to contact me; you’ll be met wihout judgment, in an empathic setting.
Working with me creates time and space to be seen, heard and accepted, just as you are – an opportunity to explore your protective masks and consider who you’ve been and might be/become.
My practice is inclusive and heart centered. I welcome clients along the wide spectrum of cultural, gender, sexuality and relational expressions. Experiences of racism, colourism, shadism, sexism, ageism, and discrimination around disability, classism, xenophobia, transphobia, biphobia, homophobia or other oppressions can be wounding, traumatic and present as aspects of your journey that we might attend to, where necessary.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Re-Vision, which offers counselling and psychotherapy trainings with a soulful perspective. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy, accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling Diploma, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I also work as a Civil Funeral Celebrant. I have a Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF).
I have worked at the Terrence Higgins Trust, Re-Vision’s Low Cost Counselling Centre and volunteered with the Samaritans. I hold a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and an Honours Degree in Law.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loneliness, isolation and aloneness
- Life change, transitions, being in mid-life, loss of identity and meaning
- Shame, worthlessness, despair
- Coming out to yourself and the wider world
- Internalised homophobia, transphobia, queer phobia, bi-phobia
Fees are £70. Once we've agreed to work together, all missed and cancelled sessions are chargeable at the full, agreed rate. Where possible, I reschedule cancelled sessions to a new appointment within the same week. I provide notice of my absences, for which no session fee is payable. In some circumstances, temporary or extended discounts and concessions are possible; please ask about this when you enquire.
My practice is located near Willesden Green Station (jubilee line, zone two) and is served by bus routes: 260, 266, 460, 98, 52, 206 and 302. Parking is free after 6.30pm: meters are available during day times. In terms of mobility, my practice is on the ground floor; four steps are necessary to exit /enter the building.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Types of client