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Simi Valecha Johnson

Certified By: HCPC
From: Working Online only, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Text Chat
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Eating, Grief, Identity, Mood, Personality disorders, Relationships, Self - Esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work
Target Age Group: Teenager, Adult
Therapist Since: N/A

About Me

I’m an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist accredited by the HCPC (UK) I specialise in Online Therapy with adults and younger people transitioning into adulthood.

My Experience

I have worked with individuals and groups in Statutory and non Statutory Sector including the NHS, Higher Education settings with the LSE (London School of Economics) and the RCA (Royal College of Art) and ran a successful in-person private practice in London, Waterloo before moving my practice to work with clients fully online.

My Approach

I believe that each person’s lived experience is unique. By developing a shared understanding of your experiences, I can help you to make sense of your feelings and recognise patterns and behaviours that have built up over time.  This can enable you to see your difficulties and challenges in a more manageable way and work through them.

I work in an integrative therapeutic way, which means that I believe one size does not fit all.

Your needs will be unique to you and I will suggest suitably supportive interventions to help you along your path of self discovery, healing and change.

Sometimes words fail us and I may invite you to use the arts & metaphors and explore experimenting with imagery or imagination. These are proven to provide deeper insight and provide alternative perspectives and views, especially when it is hard to find the words for challenging feelings or thoughts. I’m trained to work with 7 forms of arts and have adapted this to working online.

You might be put off by the idea of using “The Arts” (a lot of people are) and think you’ll need artistic skills, but you don’t. Do you watch movies, go to the theatre, listen to music and maybe even write poetry? Then you engage with the arts in your own way, and we may use creativity to facilitate the therapeutic process if you so wish.

There are no quick fixes, and I don’t own a magic wand (sorry). But I do believe in a person’s ability to transform with a positive therapeutic experience which I can offer to you.