Update-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy-Video Sessions
Coronavirus is a global pandemic which is affecting every one of us. The current government policy is to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home).
The COVID-19 crisis means that during this extraordinary time , many of us are experiencing high levels of anxiety, fear, uncertainty and a sense of feeling overwhelmed.
As a result, we are currently offering video sessions for individuals and couples. Thanks to many easily accessible platforms, including Zoom, Facetime and Whatsapp there is instant access to talking therapies as an interim alternative to face to face sessions.
Over the next few weeks this will be a safer and more effective way of meeting your therapy needs. Many people will find themselves self-isolating for extended periods of time in order to look after their physical health. COVID-19 is taking its toll on our mental health and the ongoing uncertainty can add to existing mental health issues including anxiety, depression and OCD.
Living in close proximity to family members for a sustained period of time can also put unnecessary strain on relationships.
Relationships with partners, children, parents, friends and colleagues may be under extra strain.
These are many reasons clients seek counselling, In these very challenging circumstances these issues may be feel even more difficult to manage.
This is, pehaps a time when therapy is needed more than ever and as we have readily available video platforms it is simple to access.
During this global pandemic we are offering concessions to those working for the NHS and to anyone suffering financial hardship resulting from the impact of COVID-19.
Please contact me, ideally by text or email or leave a message if you would like to book a 30 minute free video consultation, I will get back to you promptly to arrange an initial consultation.
Sessions with an Associate Therapist or with myself can be arranged at very short notice.
Update-30 minute Video Sessions
I am now also offering a 30-minute video session/ phone call as an alternative to the full session. Some clients have found it difficult to find the time or space to have a full therapy session during lockdown restrictions and this has proven to be a practical and beneficial alternative.
If you think the 30 minute session may be helpful to you during the lockdown period, please let me know and we could discuss this on our initial call, for which there will be no charge.
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If you are looking for a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Couples Counsellor, Relationship Therapist, Marriage Counsellor , Family Therapist, Child or Adolescent Therapist or Mindfulness expert in Hampstead, West Hampstead Belsize Park, Highgate, East Finchley, Muswell Hill, Crouch End , Golders Green or the surrounding areas in North West London, please contact me in confidence on 07711 746260.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, it is often very difficult to take that first step and finding the right counsellor/psychotherapist may feel overwhelming . There are many therapists offering different services and approaches which can feel very daunting when choosing the right therapist to meet your own unique needs.
I hope I can make this process a little easier for you by meeting you for an initial 30 minute consultation (which is free of charge) to help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a therapist. The consultation provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about different approaches to therapy which will hopefully allow you to feel clearer about the process. Please note that the initial consultation is with me . Associate Therapists do not offer the 30 free initial consultation.
As well as my own busy practice in Hampstead and Highgate I have an experienced and skilled team of Associate Therapists working from my Hampstead & Golders Green consulting rooms. There are an experienced team of male and female therapists within my practice who have a wide range of skills and expertise in many different areas. These include working with very young children and adolescents, couples and families in both short and long term work. They also have a range of specialisms including working with addictions, eating disorders, generalised anxiety disorders and post natal depression.
Once we meet for the consultation we can discuss your therapy needs and find the right therapist for you, this may be with me or may be with an associate therapist depending on availability and your individual needs.
About Mandi Simons
I am a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor, family therapist and CBT therapist with over 20 years experience. I draw on a psychodynamic approach and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) including the use of mindfulness techniques.
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Initial 30 minute Consultation
In order to decide which type of counselling is right for you with either an Associate Therapist or myself, I offer a 30 minute introductory session free of charge in my Hampstead and Highgate locations (daytime preferably) . These sessions can also be video or phone sessions if preferred.
These sessions are only offered with me. Associate Therapists do not offer the 30 minute free consultation.
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Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling & Family Therapy
I am a qualified couples counsellor/family therapist in Hampstead and Highgate based in North West London, offering relationship or family counselling in the surrounding area.
Counselling & Psychotheapy
A growing team of Associate Therapists are now working within the practice who are trained and experienced using both a Psychodynamic and a CBT approach. Please contact me to discuss your therapy needs.
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Why are you considering counselling?
You may be considering psychotherapy or counselling for a variety of reasons; it could be due to depression, bereavement, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self-esteem, mental health problems or any number of other issues. It may be just because you want someone to talk to in a safe contained space, who is non judgmental.
You may be considering seeing a therapist to seek advice, however therapy is about helping you come to your own conclusions than having the therapist make decisions for you. My role is to help you to gain the confidence and clarity to learn to make the right decisions for yourself.
How can counselling help?
For many people counselling is an opportunity to talk about and explore issues in a safe, contained and non-judgmental space. It is so important to find the right therapist to suit you. For this reason, I offer a 30 minute free consultation so we can meet face to face and you can have an opportunity to ask me questions in person about the way I work or to discuss seeing an associate therapist. Please also look at my 'About me' page to see a video of me, this is often a very helpful way of getting to know me and how I work.
Psychotherapy and counselling work best when you are able to apply the insights you’ve learned during the session to the rest of your week. I may set weekly homework ( if this is something you are comfortable with) this may include writing down important pointers and thoughts that may be troubling you in order to explore certain areas of your life further.
How can I help?
I work in a very individual way with each client, focusing on what you would like to gain from counselling and what your goals for therapy may be. I work one to one with adults and also with teenagers aged 16 upwards. Associate therapists are also based in my practice who work with children aged 5 upwards. I work with couples, families and groups, including providing tailor made mindfulness courses for small groups, these can be in the comfort of your own home.
I am a qualified supervisor and provide supervision to both trainee and qualified therapists. I work from 2 locations in North West London; based in the heart of Hampstead village and in Highgate in close proximity to West Hampstead, Belsize Park, Muswell Hill and East Finchley. Associate therapists work from the Hampstead location. We all offer video sessions for those clients who cannot cannot get to either location for work or family reasons.
Please contact me to find out more about having an individual or a couples session in the comfort of your own home. Home visits are ideal for couples with young children who may struggle to find regular childcare or for individuals who may be housebound for a variety of reasons.
During lockdown restrictions home visits are replaced by Zoom or FaceTime video sessions.
If you require an urgent appointment for individual, couples or family therapy please contact me by email, phone or text. Urgent appointments can often be arranged with an Associate Therapist within 24 hours and on some occasions on the same day. Please text or Contact me by email with brief details and availability if you require an urgent appointment.
Video sessions are now available
I offer Video sessions in addition to or instead of face to face sessions for existing clients who cannot attend some sessions. These are becoming increasingly popular and are a useful way of fitting in all important therapy sessions into busy schedules. These sessions must be booked in advance. Please Contact me by email for more details.
Mindfulness Workshops 2020
We offer mindfulness workshops for business and private groups. These have become increasingly popular and can be currently run (during lockdown) via Zoom. Groups can be as small as 4 or as large as 20 people Please Contact me by email or call me on 07711 746260 to discuss the options available.
Counselling & Mindfulness Masterclasses in the Workplace, Schools. Colleges & Universities
My team can offer your business our expertise using tailor made solutions produced specifically for your employees to enable them to share and overcome their problems in a safe confidential environment.
we are now also offering mindfulness for schools, colleges and universities. We can offer:
- Individual or group counselling- this can be via video sessions for individual counselling.
- Mediation and conflict resolution
- Mindfulness Masterclasses providing tools to help employees manage their stress and anxiety, increase productivity and become more content at work.