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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello, my name is Tina Sims and I’m a fully qualified psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with 15 years’ experience in practice with adults and older young people covering a wide range of issues. I work from Homa Therapy Practice in Clerkenwell, Islington situated close to Farringdon, Kings Cross and Angel stations.  

You may be trying to manage a crisis or a life changing event.  You may want to explore issues from your past, or you may be experiencing emotions and behaviours that you want to understand.

We’ll work together to give space for thoughts and feelings to emerge, to gain support,  and through this achieve self awareness and potential change.

How I work

I offer short and long term therapy with reviews along the way. Ideally sessions will take place weekly although I’m aware that sometimes circumstances may change.

I am a humanistic therapist. I bring skills, creativity and a theoretical and practised underpinning of equality and humanity to work with you. I offer trust, commitment to build an alliance together, in a safe space, for you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings and for you to heard an witnessed. 

Who I work with

Individuals, Adults, young people (16+).

Issues I work with - Adults

Self Esteem, anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, trauma, identity, empowerment, sexuality, menopause, parenting, family-based issues, relationships, work-related problems, Neurodiversity, post Covid issues.

Issues I work with – Young People

Anxiety, Gender and Identity, diversity and inclusion, school-based issues, SEND, friendship issues, Neurodiversity and post-Covid issues, loss and bereavement, Trauma. I hold an enhanced DBS. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Experience 

I am a BACP accredited counsellor, Humanistic Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer. 

My personal and professional development started in the late 1990s. My counselling and psychotherapy training commenced in 2003 at Spectrum, a centre for Humanistic psychology.  I am in continuous professional development  and clinical supervision. 

BACP Accreditation

Accredited Psychotherapist (Spectrum)

Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy (Spectrum)
Certificate in Counselling Skills Oxford Cambridge & RSA (Spectrum)

My professional development and training includes:

BACP Accreditation

Accredited Psychotherapist (Spectrum)

Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy (Spectrum)
Certificate in Counselling Skills Oxford Cambridge & RSA(Spectrum)


My professional development and training includes:

Post Graduate training in Psychotherapy
Anger Management
Working with Sexuality
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Formative Psychology
Gestalt, theory and practice

Other professional development includes: 

Re-parenting, Dream work, Recovering from the Pandemic; Working with Coaching in the Natural World; Integrating Artwork into the Therapy Space.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision, CPPD

Trainer with Place2Be on CPCAB accredited courses (Levels 2& 3) and a Senior Mental Health Lead trainer (schools and communities)

I have a depth of experience working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy both in private practice working with adults and third sector organisations working in schools and colleges with children and young people and adults who support CYP.  

I am a clinical supervisor for private practitioners and for counselling and educational organisations. I am also a trainer with Place2Be for those who want to train to work therapeutically with children and young people and for those educational settings who support the mental of children and young people.

Prior to counselling and psychotherapy, I worked within the commercial field of publishing as a managing editor. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

My journey into therapy was a long process. I was suffering grief due to the loss of a very close friend and it took me a while to summon up the courage and trust that I could be OK when sharing my grief. I eventually found a lovely therapist who helped me immensely. Not only did I share my grief story with her but I also chose to heal other traumas that emerged in our work together. 

My experience was one of loss and acceptance with kindness and compassion along the way.

What would you like your therapy journey to look and feel like? And what personal outcome would you like for yourself? 

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am an Integrative Supervisor for counsellors working with both adults and CYP clients. I hold a Diploma in Clinical Supervision (CPPD, London)

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