Simon Hardy M.B.A.C.P accredited. Dip Couns.

Simon Hardy  M.B.A.C.P accredited. Dip Couns.

39-48 Marsham Street
Maidstone
ME14 1HH

07578 238565

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About me

Choosing a Counsellor can be a difficult process therefore I believe that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist’s theoretical background and working methods.

My working method is integrative which means I adopt more than one theoretical approach but predominately incorporates Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. Person Centred is a non authoritative, non judgemental approach to Counselling which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, adjust negative self concepts and subsequently overcome ‘blocks’ which may hinder or prevent emotional fulfilment. Cognitive Behavioural techniques involve identifying and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking which can often both trigger and maintain psychological and emotional distress.

I am able to offer short or long term therapy according to the wishes and needs of the individual client. I am aware that owing to employment commitments it can often be difficult for individuals to attend daytime sessions, therefore I can offer evening and weekend (Saturday) appointments subject to availability.

A first or initial session would be an opportunity for you to discuss your needs and expectations from therapy. I also feel that it is an important opportunity to decide whether you feel that your chosen Therapist is suitable for you and that you would feel comfortable working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following 3 years of NHS based training I was awarded the diploma in Integrative Counselling.

For approximately 7 years I have worked with NHS patients at both GP surgeries and primary care health centres across Kent. I am experienced at working with a diverse range of emotional and psychological problems including, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, loss, and the emotional consequences of psychological abuse. I also have training and experience of working with survivors of both adult and childhood rape, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. I am an accredited member of the B.A.C.P and I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are £40.00 per session. I am able to offer concessionary rates for over 65's, for those suffering financial hardship and for student counsellors in training.

Maps & Directions

Maidstone, ME14 1HH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Daytime and evening, I can also offer Saturday appointments subject to availability