Independent Counselling: David SimonCertificate of Excellence 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & WearElite Pro (6 Reviews)
My name is David and I am a therapeutic counsellor based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
What I do is called Person-Centred counselling. I work one-to-one with adult clients in a private and confidential setting, for short-term or long-term work. My aim is to offer a therapeutic environment in which you and I can work together, to safely explore any emotionally difficult and / or complex personal issues.
By actively listening to you, and genuinely trying to understand and fully accept who you are, a therapeutic relationship can form. With an effective rapport established, in which you are neither judged nor pushed but instead supported and encouraged, you are free to find your own way.
Please visit my website for more information: http://independent-counselling.com
Here's a really useful video on the BBC website, about looking for a counsellor:
My fees are a flat rate of £40 for a 60-minute session.
Please contact me if you would like to pursue the idea of counselling further.
Tel: 0191 230 8118 / 0191 645 1199
SMS service (text only): 07537404307
I hope that we can arrange a meeting soon, for a free consultation.
For some clients, only a few weeks of solution-focussed therapy is required. For others, like yourself, a journey unfolds over a longer period.
I’ve sincerely enjoyed our time working together.
I guess that my relaxed style is part of who I am – and I do try to be flexible about timing, etc., whenever possible. Really glad that the work you’re putting in to the sessions, and in between of course, are paying dividends.
Independent Counselling: David Simon
What do you love most about your job?
I suppose it must be the satisfaction that comes from helping someone to find that they have the ability to change their life for the better. Once people realise that they have the resources within themselves to grow and develop, it frees them to make further progress on their own.
When a client says: “Thank you” to me – that they can see a way forward or can cope better with a significant loss – then that’s worth all the study and training!
What inspired you to start your own business?
"Being my own boss" means I take the decisions, the responsibility and the satisfaction of the rewards.
I've done many other things in my life, and often been pretty good at them, but counselling is something I love. I'm committed to being the best I can be, because, compared to other jobs, this is where I feel I make a real difference.
Working for myself means I can choose if and how to specialise, without needing permission. Actually, I love the variety I get, in private practice! It's not about the money, you don’t get rich in this profession, but I do get out what I put in. Self-employment can be tough - yet having more control over how I live my life is worth it.
Why should our clients choose you?
That's up to the client! Finding a "good fit" between client and counsellor is crucial, which is why I offer a free consultation – it gives us a chance to find out if we are likely to work well together.
Facing the Future
I am a co-facilitator, involved in support groups for people bereaved by suicide. The Facing the Future service has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide. Please see the website: https://www.facingthefuturegroups.org/
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