Simon Uskuri - BACP Accredited Member - BA hons
~ ACCREDITED MEMBER OF THE BACP ~ QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE ~ HUMANISTIC INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING OFFERED ~ PERSON CENTRED ~ EXISTENTIALISM ~ TA ~ CBT ~ SPECIALISED WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE ~ DYSLEXIC CLIENTS WELCOME ~ STUDENT RATES ~ ALL AGES WELCOME ~
"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, be it either Individual or Couples counselling - we can explore issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Generalised anxiety, Stress or Relationship issues and many 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 belongs to the accredited voluntary register membership 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 from 8 - 80 as well as Couples therapy, Family therapy. I also have experience of using performance within a therapeutic setting.
I have also been lecturing both Counselling Skills Level 2 and the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I have great experience of working with teenagers; 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 can offer you a non-judgemental friendly 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)
- 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
- LGBT Therapy (Pink Therapy)
- Drama and Art Therapy
- CBT Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Narrative Therapy
- Focusing Psychotherapy Approach
- Process Facilitative Approach
- Cross-Cultural Counselling
- Feminist Counselling
- Gestalt Techniques
- Working with Young People
- Foundation Degree (FDA) in Counselling
- Counselling Skills (Level 2)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 Per session
£90 For couples per - session
Supervision Rates - for Student Counsellors available
Students rates available
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 (Existential, 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!
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|