Simone Sheikh FDSc MBACP Individual and Relationship Counsellor
Hi my name is Simone, thank you for viewing my profile. People usually seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in the lives. Life can sometimes feel confusing, difficult and really overwhelming and perhaps at these times in our lives we experience feelings that we are unable to cope with alone and are not sure why? It may feel as if there is no one to turn to or help you understand how this may be affecting your life, your mental health and emotional well being. Whether it’s a temporary phase or unresolved problems from the past the counselling process can offer many benefits. Over time it can help you make sense of your feelings and emotions leading to greater self awareness enabling a more fulfilled life. My aim is to provide a confidential and non-judgmental space in which to explore such issues or difficulties to promote internal understanding leading to a more fulfilled and content life.
I am a (BACP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy fully qualified Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and have over 8 years experience working with in the NHS sector and private practice. Being an integrative therapist means I don’t adhere to one specific counselling model but draw from several approaches including Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Psychodynamic, humanistic, transactional analysis and person centred theories. As I believe we are all unique individuals this allows me the flexibility to adapt my working style to suit your own needs and issues. I have experience of working with adults , children and couples from different backgrounds and cultures with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, psychosis, addiction, sexual abuse, relationship issues, domestic violence, grief, loss, low self-esteem, eating disorders, anger management, work related issues, self harming and suicidal thoughts.
The relationship between you and your counsellor is paramount so please feel free to contact me for an informal chat to discuss confidentially any requirements or questions you may have with no obligation and together we can explore if counselling is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree Science (FDs) With Merit - University of Greenwich
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling skills- Birkbeck University of London. Level 4. (2010)
Certificate of HIgher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills- Birkbeck University of London. Level 3. (2009)
Continuing Professional Development:
Awareness in Bereavement Care,
Tools for life: Coping Strategies for anxiety & depression,
NHS: IAPTUS Training: GP surgery Counselling.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to face individual: £60:00 per 50 minute session
Couples: £70:00 per 55 minute session.
Students concession £40.00
In addition to working privately I work for a local charity organisation that specialise in anxiety and depression as well as in a GP surgery working for the Bromley working for well being team in partnership with the NHS offering short term counselling dealing with a variety of emotional issues.
I visit individuals homes offering grief counselling working with bereavement and loss.
I work within the corporate sector offering general counsellng to employees.