Sylvie Simonds

Sylvie Simonds


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07530922166

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS1
07530922166
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain.

Practice description

It is my passionate belief that when we support mothers, fathers, grandparents and carers with assurance, empathy, trust, compassion, knowledge and security we provide psychotherapeutic opportunities for the carer/ mother and baby to experience new encounters of joy, wonder and compassion.

These experiences allow clients to psychically ‘heal,’ connect and open themselves to hope and security, which otherwise might have not been possible. Secure attachment and developmental attunement creates new neurological pathways for the infant, which are not only generative for the baby but also for the mother/carer and provide longstanding positive effects for emotional self -regulation and cognitive development.

The benefits of emotional regulation are mutually beneficial, generating neurological plasticity which can radically alter and interrupt the longstanding and devastating effects of transgenerational trauma and childhood adversity. I have seen and witnessed profound change occur not only in myself, but also directly in my clinical experience as a psychotherapist working in both general and perinatal specialisms.

My first session

During your first session there will be an assessment which takes 60 minutes. This allows an identification of therapeutic need, contract and relevant information for therapy. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Therapist - York

York YO1
07530922166
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

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About me and my therapy practice

I provide face-to-face in addition to remote psychotherapy and counselling for adults in addition to families, and babies within the age period of 0-2.  I provide and opportunity to work short term in addition to more long term contacts and psychotherapy. 

I work with adults but also specialise in perinatal mental health with a particular emphasis on parent-infant therapy and dyadic work. I am also leading the development and implementation of a new perinatal and parent-infant therapy counselling service within the new Families Centre based in York.

Practice description

I believe psychotherapy and counselling is an art – and an art of holding, containing, exploring and making sense of one’s internal and external worlds. I provide compassionate, and creative analytical therapeutic support for those experiencing psychic suffering, distress and emotional pain. 

My first session

The first initial 30 meeting session is free and this can be done remotely online. I provide a safe and contained space in order to engage in therapy. 

The first initial assessment will be slightly longer 60 minutes in order to get a greater understanding of the client's needs, focus and direction of therapy and counselling. After the assessment therapy is once a week and is 50 minutes. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive analytic therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling