I'm Simon, I am a therapeutic counsellor based in Redcar, North Yorkshire. My therapeutic model is Relational Centred Counselling. I work with clients from 18 years of age upwards on a one to one basis.
At present I work online due to COVID-19, however, this will alter as restrictions are lifted, with my intention to also resume face to face sessions.
I work empathically and collaboratively offering caring support to the client. My aim is to gently effect positive change in your life, through empathic understanding of your past in the present.
A good therapeutic relationship/alliance with my clients is so important and helps to create trust, safety and compassion when working with their personal issues.
Please feel free to contact me to arrange an introductory session, free of charge. I really look forward to hearing from you.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not fighting the old, but building the new".
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute where I attained a Diploma in Relational Centred Counselling. During my course and while attaining my accreditation hours for membership of UKCP, I worked in both the private and voluntary sectors, a broad cross section. I have now created a professional website in order to work with private clients and also with professional organisations.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40.00 per fifty minute session.
Introductory session, no charge. The reason for my not making an introductory charge is, that in our first meeting it is important to establish contact with you and develop initial areas of knowledge and detail about you. The reason for you wishing to have therapy. Also to discover how you feel about therapy, and if you wish to begin working with me.
In the introductory session, I like to have the time to explain, more fully, how I work, discover, empathically, more about your possible expectations from therapy.
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm. Fri 9am-6pm.
48 hrs notice if cancelling a session please.
Online sessions only at present due to pandemic.