Why am I so passionate about counselling?
Through out our lives, each of us faces challenges, and experiences which have a significant impact on our mental well being, and each of us has different ways in which we have managed to cope and work through these situations. Some of us find it easier to manage our thoughts and feelings, and may find it easier to deal with these and to move on than others.
In my life I too have struggled to find acceptance, and to contend with certain life events that have taken place, this has left me finding it hard to deal with my emotions and ability to move past these situations.
These experiences left me feeling the need to have someone to talk to in a non judgmental capacity, and to help me to see past this and to carry on living my life.
I am passionate about counselling and supporting others, as I feel I understand what it is like to struggle to cope with a situation and the feelings it brings up for me. Through gaining help myself, I understand how valuable it is to have someone there to truly listen to you and to be present with you when you feel like no one else understands you, or cares to listen to what you have to say.
I care about helping people. I wish to help you to find value in yourself, and to learn to manage whatever situation it is you are going through.
Training, qualifications & experience
My name is Simon, I am a Qualified Level 4 CPCAB counselling Practitioner based in Jersey. I offer 1 hour online as well as face to face counselling support.
I have been working as a counsellor for the past 3 years, offering support, guidance and reassurance to people in Jersey, to help improve their mental health and well being.
I specialise as a person centred counsellor, in short I believe that you have the answers to your own questions, and that I am here to facilitate a safe environment, in which you are able to find those answers.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 pounds per hour for an online or face to face session.