Simon Uskuri

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BACP Accredited Member - BA HONS Degree in Counselling
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Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 & Southend-on-Sea SS1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am an experienced, non-judgemental, friendly Counsellor and Supervisor who is an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/)
I have a wide experience ranging from; working with clients from varied backgrounds in my private practice and industry settings offering individual therapy to all ages for 15 years! My specialties are: Anxiety and Depression, Trauma, LGBTQI+, Gender Identity, Neurodiversity, Self-Worth, Low Self-Esteem, Inner Child Work, Loss & Bereavement.

Why come to counselling? 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 explore a range of issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, LGBTQI+ issues, Trauma, Relationship issues, Dyslexia, Loneliness, Bereavement or Social Anxiety. Once you have discovered these answers you require, we can then move you forward in your world and you can shine brighter.

How I work is, by offering you an authentic 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 through various creative outlets. This process is client led, which means you tell us where we go, you tell us where the pain is and then we work together on how we manage it. I can’t offer you a quick fix, however, I can offer you a recovery that heals and lasts as long as you want it too. The relationship is key to therapy - my role is not to tell you what to do, it’s not to manage you, because what is this going to do, it’s not going to aid your growth, my actual role is to work with you and help you find what you are looking for. Our relationship being one of trust, respect, honesty and confidentiality, accepting each other non-judgementally and offering you empathy and understanding these conditions will encourage growth and allow you to be authentic and live in an authentic world.

I have extensive knowledge of working with both transgender or nonbinary individuals and their families, as well as 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 and currently working with Barnardo’s.

I also have great experience of using performance within a therapeutic setting. My work is not just confined to the chair, working with dyslexic clients and other neurodiversity clients, I find I have a particular strength in working with young people or people who struggle to express themselves in direct ways.

I offer support to therapists as a Counsellor, Supervisor or Tutor in training at a student rate. I am also registered provider for several health insurance companies offering counselling such as BUPA, Aviva etc. 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.

For more information, please click on my website www.simonuskuricounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

·       Queering Psychotherapy

·         Narcissistic Clients: How to Work with Grandiosity, Arrogance, and Exaggerated Self Importance

·         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

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

Individual counselling - £55. 00 Per Session

Student Counsellors Individual sessions  - £50.00 (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

When I work

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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

Room 7 Lion House, 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 check

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Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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

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