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About me

COVID-19 - Video (Skype/Zoom) and audio appointments ARE available.
The process is the same - a safe confidential space to explore any issues.

Offering counselling in and around Essex for both private practice and public settings for over 10 years.

~ ACCREDITED MEMBER OF THE BACP ~ QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE ~ HUMANISTIC INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING OFFERED ~ PERSON CENTRED ~ EXISTENTIALISM ~ TA ~ CBT ~ SPECIALISED WORKING WITH: YOUNG PEOPLE ~ LGBTQ+ ~ DYSLEXIC CLIENTS ~ STUDENT RATES ~ ALL AGES WELCOME ~ VIDEO CALL AND PHONE-CALL SESSIONS AVAILABLE ~

"Counselling is not as scary as it's made out to be – it is not like going to the dentist!"

Why come to counselling?
With counselling, we can explore a range of issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship issues, Loss, Bereavement or questions around Gender Identity and more.

Counselling can help you gain control and direction again. It is a time in your life where you can explore and reflect; together we can work through and answer questions which are troubling. Once you have discovered these answers we can then move you forward in your world and you can shine brighter.

I am an experienced, non-judgemental, friendly counsellor who is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to BACP - Ethical framework. I have a wide experience ranging from; working with clients from varied backgrounds in my private practice - offering individual therapy to all ages for over 10 years! I also have experience of using performance within a therapeutic setting.

My specialties are: Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, Inner Child Work, Gender Identity, Loss and Bereavement. I have extensive knowledge of working young adults; having worked successfully as a therapist for the Young Concern Trust (YCT). Helping making counselling accessible for young people around Essex and Hertfordshire. I also work in secondary schools/colleges as a counsellor working with Teachers, Students and Parents.

I have an enhanced DBS for both young people and adults. I have also lectured both Counselling Skills Level 2 and the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I can offer you a non-judgemental confidential accepting environment – somewhere where you are allowed to truly be who you want to be and can explore all areas of self. I offer you the environment to explore yourself through various creative outlets.

"My work is not just confined to the chair, working with dyslexic clients, I find I have a particular strength in working with young people or those who struggle to express themselves in direct ways.

Training, qualifications & experience

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk Through Digital Media
  • Supervising via Digital Media: Through Times of Crisis
  • Digital Counselling: Working through the COVID -19 Crisis online
  • Dealing with Distress: working with Suicide and Self -Harm
  • Disordered Eating:
    Working With and Through the Body/Mind of Patient and Therapist
  • Working with the Dissociative Mind: An evening with
    Dr Jamie Marich

  • Helping Challenging Trauma Clients to Open Up: An evening with Dr Robert Muller

  • Professor Windy Dryden: Brief Consultations: What can be achieved in 30 minutes or less
  • Death The Taboo Subject
  • Pluralistic Counselling
  • Professor Windy Dryden: Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches to Single session Therapy
  • Drama Therapy: Therapy and The Actor
  • Emotion Through Movement
  • Working with Expressive Arts Therapy (EXA)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Addiction in Counselling Domestic Abuse: The Abused and The Abuser
  • Safeguarding within Schools



BA hons Degree in Humanistic Counselling

including the use of:

  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Therapy (Pink Therapy)
  • Drama and Art Therapy
  • CBT Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Focusing Psychotherapy Approach
  • Process Facilitative Approach
  • Cross-Cultural Counselling
  • Feminist Counselling
  • Gestalt Techniques
  • Working with Young People

Additional Training

  • Foundation Degree (FDA) in Counselling
  • Counselling Skills (Level 2)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual counselling - £50. 00 Per Session

Student Counsellors Individual sessions  - £45.00 (discounted/negotiable rates available on individual bases)

Supervision Rates - for Student Counsellors available

Fees are the same for Video calls (Skype/Zoom) and Phone calls


Discounts:

Due to the COVID 19 crisis concessional rates are available - upon request

Students counselling rates available

Availability

I am flexible within my availability - I completely understand we are all busy people, the best time for me, is the best time for you.

Further information

A little bit more about me..

As well as exploring counselling theory in-depth, due to my degree it has taught me to respect the frame and ethos of the Person-Centred Approach and the integration of various counselling models (Existentialism, TA, CBT, etc) it has given me the opportunity to undertake professional placements, where I have developed my skills in practice. Additionally, the course had taught me to examine myself and explore and accept all parts of myself, be it good and bad, allowing me to grow and progress. This has made me a competent counsellor, as I am able to work safely to the client's best interest.

This journey of self-discovery has allowed me to develop my own individual style and philosophy of counselling, and I now work in a creative way as a therapist, integrating creative techniques, such as Sand Play and Narrative Therapy, with my core Humanistic Person-Centred Existential approach.

My work is not just confined to the chair, and working with dyslexic clients, I find I have a particular strength in working with people who struggle to express themselves in direct ways.

Start shining bright today!

Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0

36 Clarence Street
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1 1BD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a humanistic supervisor, I offer supervision to practising counsellors and trainee counsellors ( student supervision rates available )

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Simon Uskuri - BACP Accredited Member - BA HONS Degree in Counselling

Simon Uskuri - BACP Accredited Member - BA HONS Degree in Counselling