Sharon Simms BACP Registered

Sharon Simms  BACP Registered

Redhill
Surrey
RH1

Coulsdon
Surrey
CR5

07519 247927

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About me

Many of us at times, experience emotional pain and distress, which can begin to feel overwhelming. Life experiences can leave us feeling lost, anxious, and confused. At these times it can be difficult to put words to how we feel or explain what we are going through to the people closest to us. Sometimes it is easier to talk to somebody who is separate from your every day life, who can listen without judgement and offer you the support and guidance you need.

My aim is to provide you with the opportunity to understand yourself more clearly, and to find ways of dealing with the difficulties you are currently facing in a confidential, safe environment. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

I have many years experience working as Psychodynamic Counsellor in both private practice and in the voluntary sector. I work with individuals on a one-to-one basis in a therapeutic environment, offering open-ended therapy or time-limited/problem focused therapy. I have therapy rooms in several locations, where I offer a range of appointment times and fees  accommodating shift patterns and busy lives. 

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on both the past and present. The psychodynamic approach looks at how important the role of the unconscious and past experiences is on influencing our current behaviour.

I offer a reduced fee initial appointment, where you can ask the questions you might have about Counselling. This is also an opportunity for us to get to know each other and see if counselling is right for you at this time.

Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, Counselling has the potential to offer you a place where you can be understood and heard, safe in the knowledge that your words and feelings will be treated with dignity and respect.

If you would like further information about my practice, please visit my website. www.pathwayscounsellingservice.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Surrey Dip He Psychodynamic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in counselling

Level 2 certificate counselling

Psychology

I am also a qualified and practicing Assessor for a local counselling centre

I have been working in the local community for several years and have extensive experience working with a wide range of complex issues Including depression, Anxiety, panic disorders / attacks, low self esteem/confidence, relationship difficulties/ issues, post- natal depression, loss, separation, divorce, addiction, self-harm, work related stress, and anger.

As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I work within the ethical framework of good practice, with a commitment to offering a high standard of professional therapeutic care.I also undertake regular additional training and I am committed to ongoing professional development

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • family dynamics
  • loss of direction/identity
  • control
  • workplace issues
  • Life transitions
  • historical childhood experiences
  • feeling alone/isolated
  • difficulties surrounding infertility
  • Menopause
  • If you cannot see what may be concerning you listed, please contact me and we can see if I can provide you with the support you require.

Fees

Redhill and Coulsdon
50 minute Initial appointment - £30.00

ongoing sessions £40.00

Bletchingley Redhill ( approximately 3 miles from Redhill centre )

50 minute Initial appointment - £25.00

Ongoing sessions daytime £30.00

Evenings £35.00

Weekends £40.00

Online or telephone appointments £25.00

Further information

If you feel I could help you at this time you can contact me for further information or to arrange an appointment on 07519247927.

If I am unable to pick up the phone, please leave your name, short message and appropriate number which I can return your call or leave a message.

I understand sometimes it can sometimes be difficult to pick up the phone and would be happy to hear from you by e-mail at sharonsimms1@gmail.com.You can also contact me through my website at www.pathwayscounsellingservice.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Redhill, RH1
Coulsdon, CR5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday-Friday 9am - 9pm Weekends 10am - 4pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults