Simone Ayers, BACP
Right now you may feel desperate, lost, empty, stressed, anxious or fed up. Whatever difficulty has prompted you to seek Counselling does not define who are you are and the journey you want to take in life. Together we will explore your feelings of being stuck, alone or in darkness as you strengthen your own resources to create greater wellbeing, resilience and satisfaction. No person is the same or brings identical experiences but frequent issues I work with include depression, anxiety, loss & bereavement, trauma, suicidal thoughts, work or school stress and relationship tensions. I work with clients aged 13+ and with Couples.
My special areas of interest are LGBTQ issues, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and Chronic pain/illness. Sessions take place Online via Video, Live Chat or Email.
I offer an inclusive practice that is respectful of your identity, culture, beliefs and personal choices. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative, Sex positive, Chemsex aware and Sex worker aware therapist and I consistently strive to help clients understand and accept their own unique and individual place in the world. I look forward to working with you. Simone
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy
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Simone is fantastic; she is warm and easy to talk to and has helped me navigate some challenging times . Responsive and considerate, a wonderful therapist.
Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very patient and helps dig into my emotions to help identify things that I’d normally miss. Very grateful for having helped me through a tough time
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
It’s early days yet, so we’re still very much learning each other, but I am finding her remarkably easy to talk to. She seems very down to earth, very friendly and has so far been very helpful and proving to be a good match.
Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Simone for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues