Simone Kaptur MSc, BA(Hons) Dip.Couns MBACP (Accred) UKCP Reg
Please note: During our current extraordinary and unprecedented time I continue to provide and offer counselling sessions via online video call and phone.
I am an accredited therapist with 25 + years experience of working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. 13 years in private practice.
I work with individuals and couples experiencing a wide range of issues such as:
Relationship and family difficulties, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, self esteem, identities, a sense of not belonging and with people who are dealing with the effects of abuse including emotional and psychological neglect.
I also work with people who want to explore and make sense of a general feeling/sense that something is just not quite right in their life.
If you think that counselling would be of benefit contact me to make an enquiry or to book an initial consultation where we can explore, in complete confidence, any problems that are troubling you. It is the opportunity for you to see if counselling is something that you want, either as a couple or for you as an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a MSc in psychotherapy, a BA(Hons) and a clinical Diploma. My approach in all of my work is relational.
I am an external examiner of trainee counsellors at the Metanoia Institute of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. I have also enjoyed the privilege of being an invited speaker for the charity Place2Be providing insight for counsellors in training by sharing my experiences of working with children in inner London educational settings.
My background is in the NHS where I worked for many years with a diverse range of people, family systems and cultures alongside family therapists, psychologists, physicians and social workers at The Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital, London.
I am a professional member of:
- UK Council for Psychotherapy - UKCP
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - BACP
- International Association for Relational Transactional Analysis - IARTA
- Metanoia Institute for Counselling & Psychotherapy
I abide by strict code of ethics.
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Mixed culture and heritage
- Belonging/not belonging
- Historical and transgenerational trauma in relation to adult descendants (adult children) of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.
My Worthing based practice is a 5 minute walk from Worthing Station. On street parking and a free car park nearby.
Please note that I am unable to provide wheelchair access. Consultation room located on first floor via stairs.