- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Video and telephone consultations
Private Practice - Halifax
September 2013 to Present
I have been working in private practice since 2013 where I work with clients over the short, medium and longer term. In addition I offer Counselling Services on behalf of Employee Assistance programmes and Insurance Companies. I have built up my practice over the past 8 years and have an excellant reputation within the industry. In recent times I have been working remotely, particularly telephone counselling.
Psychotherapist - Nuneaton
February 2017 to July 2018
I worked as an Addiction counsellor at a residential rehabilitation clinic, near Nuneaton Warwickshire. My role includes providing counselling in 1:1 and group work. for addiction by using the 12-step programme. In addition, I provide support for the families affected by addiction in the form of group therapy.
Band 6 BACP Accredited Counsellor
Let's Talk Wellbeing Leicestershire and Rutland - Leicestershire, UK
October 2016 to May 2018
Provision of Primary Care Counselling for an IAPT Service to patients at locations within Leicestershire & Rutland. Providing Brief & Solution focused Counselling to service users presenting with mild-to moderate mental health issues. Carrying out continuous assessment at every session by using Psychometric Testing such as PHQ 9 and GAD 7.
Using Clinical judgement to carry out Risk Assessments and taking the appropriate action where necessary with the support of the team.
Effective communication at every level, with patients, colleagues and other professionals within and outside the organisation. Provision of Information management and client data via PC MIS.
Associate Counsellor for Resolve in Chesterfield
NHS Resolve Staff Support Service Derbyshire Community Health Service - Chesterfield
September 2013 to May 2015
I provided 1:1 Counselling over the short to medium term over sites throughout Derbyshire. Another hugely important aspect of my work involves clinical assessments; these clinical assessments are conducted in accordance with the Agency's service level agreement and with the BACP ethical framework of good practice. I have experience of undertaking risk assessments in accordance with the policies and procedures of my organisation and have utilised the support of both internal and external agencies in order to ensure that safe and appropriate decisions are undertaken.
Next Step - Swadlincote, Derbyshire
June 2010 to June 2014
I have gained extensive clinical experience in working with clients on a 1:1 basis as part of my counselling practice. This experience has been gained at an agency whose primary role is to support those individuals and their families who have experienced domestic abuse. Whilst domestic abuse is the presenting issue of the clients accessing services, there is a very varied remit of physical, emotional and mental health issues which lie at the implicit level and consequence play a large part of my practice. In addition to individual client hours I undertook clinical assessments; allocation of clients to trainee counsellors and was a member of the executive committee of the charity, overseeing management.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; Abortion; Abuse; Addiction; Bereavement; Carer support; Supporting long term conditions; Family issues; Sadness; loss; Hearing voices; Loneliness; low self- worth; low confidence; Depression; miscarriage; compulsions; trauma (incl PTSD); Postnatal Depression; Self Harm; Separation; Sex problems; sexuality; spirituality; stress; suicidal thoughts; work related stress;
My experience both academically as well as through client work has given me the opportunity to assess the link between work related stress and the impact on the employee. This study has better informed my psychological practice.
I am a keen cyclist and walker, and enjoy exploring different countries and cultures.
I have a dog which provides endless hours of fun as well as keeping me fit.
- Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling West Nottinghamshire College 2013
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Derby College 2011
- Foundation Degree in Counselling Open University 2013
- Counselling for Depression Nottingham University 2017
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Accredited Member British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Accredited Voluntary Register Certificate Number: 041386 , 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: simoncrouch1