Simon Hardy

Simon Hardy


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07578 238565

Contact Simon

Therapist - Maidstone

Maidstone ME16
07578 238565
Sessions from £35.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Choosing a Counsellor can be a difficult process therefore I believe that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist’s theoretical background and working methods. 

My working method is integrative which means I adopt more than one theoretical approach but predominately incorporates Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. Person Centred is a non authoritative, non judgemental approach to Counselling which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, adjust negative self concepts and subsequently overcome ‘blocks’ which may hinder or prevent emotional fulfilment. Cognitive Behavioural techniques involve identifying and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking which can often both trigger and maintain psychological and emotional distress. 

For approximately 7 years I have worked with NHS patients at both GP surgeries and primary care health centres across Kent. I am able to offer short or long term therapy according to the wishes and needs of the individual client. I am aware that owing to employment commitments it can often be difficult for individuals to attend daytime sessions, therefore I can offer evening and weekend (Saturday) appointments subject to availability. I am also able to offer concessionary rates for student counsellors in training.

A first or initial session would be an opportunity for you to discuss your needs and expectations from therapy. I also feel that it is an important opportunity to decide whether you feel that your chosen therapist is suitable for you and that you would feel comfortable working together. 

I am experienced at working with a diverse range of emotional and psychological problems including, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, loss, and the emotional consequences of psychological abuse. I also have training and experience of working with survivors of both adult and childhood rape, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Men's issues, Self esteem, Child related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work