Sylvie Simonds

Sylvie Simonds

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Kirk Hammerton

Kirk Hammerton YO26
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


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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