Claire Simmons

Claire Simmons


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS2
Sessions from £60.00

Features

Availability

Sessions and rates:


Daytimes:

£60/session online (Monday mornings, Friday mornings)

£65/session in-person (Monday afternoons)


Evenings after 5pm:

(the days vary and can be booked 2 weeks in advance)

£65/session online 

£70/session in person 


In-person sessions are at Old Market, Bristol. 

Online sessions are delivered on Zoom. 

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a safe and collaborative space using cognitive behavioural therapy to explore the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that can be connected to your current issue. I can work with you on issues such as anxiety, feeling 'stuck', procrastination, low confidence or self-esteem, and depression. 

CBT therapy follows evidence-based methods; I also like to give space for a holistic approach, using person-centred techniques and I often also incorporate Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed elements in my work if we feel it's appropriate.

We will develop an understanding of how your issue this affects you, and whether any patterns are in play. We will develop tools and techniques, to encourage more healthy ways to manage your issue, improve emotional balance and reach your therapy goal.

I have Post-Grad Diploma in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have worked in health centres, and with NHS patients

Client feedback:

I suffered from social anxiety after a house move and lockdown left me really isolated. I found it really hard to go out and talk to new people, I would sweat, clam up and think no-one would like me. Claire worked with me to become gradually exposed to social situations, and learn calming techniques. I can now socialise with colleagues and have joined an interest group. I feel more hopeful and confident about making friends, it's been a huge game changer.  Client CH

My constant anxiety and depression were making my day to day unbearable, I felt miserable yet stuck. Claire was really warm and friendly, easy to talk to, non-judgemental and gently nudged me towards ideas and techniques that, little by little, helped me turn my mood around. Client AM

Practice description

Sessions are structured around clinically proven CBT techniques, as well as time to talk and be listened to about how you are feeling.                            

We work collaboratively to design a treatment plan that fits with your own life, interests and therapeutic goals.  

By the end of therapy you shall have your own personalised ‘toolkit’ to keep using in your daily life, to maintain the progress you have made.

My first session

I offer a FREE 10-15 min chat on zoom or over the phone so you can get a feel for how I work, ask questions, and to see if I'd be suitable for you.

Then the first session is £50. This is specifically to get to know more about you and what is currently affecting you before the treatment begins.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Depression, Personal development, Self esteem, Stress

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Online therapy

Languages spoken

English