Jon Simons | Mental Health Coach | Therapist | 1st-To-Mind@Head-Shed
Following over twenty years in retail leadership I undertook a career change. I decided to follow my life long passion of working with people - without an agenda. I now hold a couple of positions in addition to private therapist. I support a very large retailer with Mental Health & Well-being. In addition I’m an Mental Health First Aid England instructor and plenary speaker.
I have a passion to support those who wish to drive off their mental ill-health, by adopting an holistic well-being strategy. I work within many theories of Psychotherapy and have built up a large and varied experience base over the years.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons Degree - Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Applied Suicide Support Intervention Training
- MHFA England Instructor
- Institute of Leadership & Management
- Mental Health Coach - working as an advocate for mental health inclusion on the Well Being agenda
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I don't believe you have to suffering to engage with therapy - I conduct Walking and Photography therapy as a preemptive therapy process. Allowing thoughts to be processed in a non-judgemental and/or solution focused environment.
Life coaching is best conducted with those who have lived a life.
I have good flexibility so please just let me know when would be best for you and we can work together on finding the best fit. I have Weekend availability also.
I will conduct sessions inside (therapy rooms available) I will also conduct walk and talk therapy & Photography therapy.