Simonetta Juniper BSc (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
My name is Simonetta (Sim) and I trained as an Integrative Counsellor supporting clients with a varied range of personal issues including anxiety, low self-esteem and bereavement.
I believe that everyone has the necessary inner resources to work through their own issues, but sometimes life events can get in the way of our ability to see the way forward.When that happens, counselling can offer the necessary support to regain focus and inner strength to live a happy and fulfilled life. Within a warm and supportive counselling relationship, I offer an Integrative approach including different tools and strategies, matched to the situation of each individual. I offer a safe and non-judgemental service as I believe that a therapeutic relationship, built on mutual trust is fundamental in moving forward towards achieving the changes which will lead to a more fulfilled and complete life.
My core theory is Person-Centred but I am also able to draw on Cognitive Behavioural techniques and Transactional Analysis elements. I am passionate about continually improving my way of practising and, following my Diploma I decided to deepen my knowledge of CBT techniques and obtained a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the Centre of Excellence. I have also had some recent training in Career and Life Coaching skills.
Aside from counselling, I have been working within the Social Care setting for 10+ years and this has allowed me to gain a great deal of experience in dealing with people from all walks of life. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to help people with the use of talking therapies.
What my clients say (names have been changed for confidentiality):
“Sim was great, really flexible in finding the right time, fantastic approach, I was really grateful for the help and support” (Amy)
“Simonetta made me feel very comfortable. She listened carefully, I felt supported and encouraged. Also optimistic for the future” (Caroline)
For clients wishing to meet in Leighton Buzzard, The Old Surgery is located in the centre of the town, with plenty of parking facilities nearby.
For clients wishing to meet in Aylesbury, I have room availability in the centre of town with parking facilities within a few minutes walk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma
- Reclaim Life Therapeutic Life Coaching Skills
I have a degree in Psychology (BSc with Honours) from the Open University, which I completed in 2006 and I am an Accredited Registered member of BACP, and an Associate Counsellor with the Old Surgery Counselling & Therapy practice in Leighton Buzzard. I have full Public Liability Insurance and a current DBS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I can offer an initial free telephone consultation, up to 30 minutes, free of charge which will be used to discuss your requirements and establish whether we are both happy to start working together.
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes at a cost of £45 per session. I am happy to discuss fee reductions for clients who are unemployed, on low income or students. Fees can be settled by cash, cheque or online transfer on the day of your session.
EMDR sessions £50.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday between 10.00 and 20.00. Occasional weekends
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|