My name is Beverley Simpkins and I’m fully qualified adult Counsellor and CBT therapist based at CBT Sevenoaks and West Wickham.
I hold a diploma in both ‘Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling’ and in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’. I’m accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society) and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Along with my work in private practice for over the last seven years, I also have experience working with the charity ‘Mind’.
‘Integrative therapy’ means I don’t believe that one approach fits everybody. Instead I draw upon a wide range of elements from specific therapies, depending on your individual needs. I will provide you the space to allow you to explore your concerns in a calm, supportive, confidential environment, at your pace.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all linked. Therefore, if we think negative or upsetting thoughts, we will then feel negative or upset. We are then likely to behave in a way that reinforces those thoughts and strengthens the feelings, which becomes a vicious cycle. I will help you break that cycle.
The relationship between you and I is key to your success. Therefore, it’s important that you feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings with me. And safe enough to talk about anything you choose, however painful that might be.
I do understand that counselling might feel quite daunting at first. Which is why I will do everything I can to help you feel relaxed. People I have seen in the past, have told me that my warm, down to earth approach makes them feel at ease straight away.
People seek counselling for variety of reasons and no problem is too big or too small. Perhaps you are lacking in confidence or have low self-esteem. Maybe you feel depressed or have relationship problems. I will work with to help you get to where you want to get to and feel more in control of your life.
I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. In addition, I undertake regular professional development and supervision. Alongside holding professional indemnity insurance.
If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at CBT Sevenoaks or counselling West Wickham. Please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Beverley