Dr Sarah Simpson, Counselling Psychologist providing Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am a chartered counselling psychologist, providing psychotherapy and counselling in York. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your experiences and feelings.
I work with adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling individuals to live their lives more fully. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, personality disorders and relationship difficulties.
My training and experience as a counselling psychologist has been with psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive-behavioural models. My current practice draws from each of these, with ‘the relationship’ as the integrating factor. This involves understanding relationships in the client’s life, and also the way the client relates within the therapy. I work from a theoretical basis, but value the uniqueness of each client and remain respectful of their particular experiences and feelings. I provide a therapeutic environment with clear boundaries and consistency, allowing my clients to feel safe and contained, therefore encouraging personal growth and psychological wellbeing.
I also offer training and clinical services in Critical Incident Debriefing and Reflective Practice for individuals and organisations through Psychotherapy for Healthcare, www.psychotherapyforhealthcare.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD), Roehampton University
BA (Joint Hons) Psychology and Sociology, Durham University
A Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
Registered with the Health Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
I have had much experience in mental health care in NHS, charity, private and voluntary roles, working with a wide range of mental health problems.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 for an assessment session (which lasts 80 minutes). Most clients I see pay between £40 and £60 a session.