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About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy

Fees

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.

Redcar
North Yorkshire
TS10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm. Fri 9am-6pm.
48 hrs notice if cancelling a session please.
Online sessions only at present due to pandemic.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Simon Asker UKCP - Therapeutic Counsellor

Simon Asker UKCP - Therapeutic Counsellor