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Registered Member MBACP - Psychotherapeutic Counselling

About me

Do you find relationships challenging? Perhaps you have confidence issues, feel inexplicably angry or experience feelings of being disconnected from those around you. Are you trying to be something that you are not, just to please someone else?

Maybe you have lost a child or a loved one and the loss and grief has become too much to manage alone? Or a past trauma from childhood is affecting how you connect and engage with others.

I'm Simona and I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor working with adults who may be experiencing a variety of different issues including abuse, depression in all its forms, including suicidal ideation and post-natal depression. Bereavement, including loss and grief, unemployment including redundancy and job search struggles and anxiety and stress.

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can take your time to explore any feelings that need direction, gain clarity and start to reconnect with yourself. Therapy was there for me and I know how important it is to have someone to listen and support you whilst you identify your challenges, bring them back and begin to normalise them.

I would love to join you on your journey and support you to develop the tools you need to cope with all of life's challenges. Please call me on 07940 926900 or send me an email if you have any questions or would like to book a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute), MBACP
  • Msc in Humanistic Psychotherapy (will graduate as a fully qualified Psychotherapist in 2022).

Experience:

  • Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services (MCPS)
  • Ealing Abbey Counselling Services
  • CAPE Acton
  • Simona Therapy private practice.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with:

  • Relocation issues
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Identity
  • Parenting
  • Co-Parenting
  • Difficulty Conceiving
  • Divorce
  • Illness
  • Cancer Journey
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders incl. Bulimia
  • Self Confidence
  • Abandonment
  • Intimacy.

Have you asked yourself questions such as: 

  • Why me?
  • Who am I?
  • How did I get here?
  • Is this the rest of my life?
  • Is this really happening to me?
  • Why does this always happen to me?
  • How do I get where I want to be?
  • Have you or others have labelled yourself as "down", "depressed", "anxious" or "stressed"?

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Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer an initial 50-minute consultation to get to know each other and get a feel for what brought you to counselling/therapy. If indecisive, we can schedule a further 3 exploratory sessions to see whether therapy and, particularly, therapy with me is the right thing for you.

I offer short- and long-term work as well as open ended. My personal belief is that therapy is not a quick fix as it takes time to build a transformative therapeutic relationship, however certain issues can be dealt with on a shorter term basis.

  • Initial 50-minute consultation: £55
  • Subsequent sessions (50-minute): £65

I have a few slots available for students and low-income clients, please contact me for further information.

When I work

I am available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings.

Please contact me to inquire about available time slots.

Further information

I am based in West London (Ealing) and offer sessions in person and online via Zoom, Skype, Facetime or telephone.

Starting your therapeutic journey can be a very daunting experience. Doubts may creep in about:

  • what therapy might involve;
  • pouring your heart out to a stranger;
  • finding the time or energy for sessions;
  • what others might say if they found out you are seeing a therapist; or
  • why you need to talk to someone when others seem fine on their own.

I am here to applaud you for taking the first step and looking on the Counselling Directory for a counsellor that is right for you. This might be one of the most courageous things you have done in your life. Fear and Ego may wish to keep you in the safety of their known territory. It takes guts to lay all your cards on the table, take an honest look at yourself and your life, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and explore how you might change your situation.

Please call me on +447940 926900 or send me an email if you have any questions or would like to book a session.

London, Greater London, W13

London, Middlesex, W5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

English, Romanian, French, Spanish

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