Mrs Beverley Simpkins
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: BM00P03
By looking at this website it tells me you are at a point where you may be considering counselling. It takes courage to take that first step but it is a very positive thing to do. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees; as a counsellor I can help you to work this out whatever the issue may be. When I trained I decided I wanted to learn many of the theories as everybody is different and whilst one theory might work for one person it may not suit another. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor which means I have knowledge of various theories allowing me to find one that works for you.
Maybe you are struggling with relationship or family issues, or work isn't going too well; perhaps you have health problems or have low self esteem. Counselling would help you understand these problems and work with them in a more constructive way. Sometimes we simply just get stuck at a point in our lives and don't feel happy - I would help you to see exactly what is going on, or simply give you a chance to talk and to be heard.
People come to counselling for a wide range of issues including:
Anxiety and stress
Lack of confidence and self esteem
Seeing a counsellor could help you look at what is going on in your life and help you to find the answers that you need.
You can talk about anything that is worrying you in a respectful and confidential setting. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you, to help you work through the difficulties and look at the choices open to you. Having a chance to talk about things with someone who has no other place in your life can often help.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. If you are not sure about counselling, you are welcome to phone to discuss this with me.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI am an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) - their register is Accredited to the Department Of Health`s Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) scheme*
I am a member of BACP and am on their register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
I hold an Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Chrysalis Certificate in Counselling.
I am in regular supervision and I am fully insured.
I have also worked as a voluntary counsellor at Mind, one of the countries leading charities working with health issues.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken