Simi Valecha Johnson

HCPC

Simi Valecha Johnson
+44 7956 584 007

Simi Valecha Johnson

HCPC

Professions: Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm an accredited professional.
Primary Credential: Art Therapist

Offices

London, London SE17NQ - United Kingdom (Great Britain)

My Approach to Helping

I’m an Integrative Arts Therapist accredited by the HCPC and have successfully worked with individuals and groups in Statutory and non Statutory Sector, Higher Education and private settings. I specialise in online therapy with adults and younger people transitioning into adulthood.

There are many reasons that bring people to therapy. An ongoing issue or past history which is now becoming too difficult to manage. A sudden traumatic loss or incident which has affected you profoundly or perhaps overwhelming feelings which are now impacting areas of your life and relationships. Or generally feeling very stuck or lost in a cycle of negativity which you cannot find a way out of.

Whatever has brought you here, things are harder to manage and you want something to be different, to let go of what is causing you difficulties, and to improve and change your quality of life and relationships.

You may have a supportive network of family and friends, however, talking openly about more difficult things may be very hard to do for fear of burdening others or maybe being judged or worse, being misunderstood and told to just ‘get over it’.

Whatever it is, you do not need to deal with your difficult feelings alone and help is available.

Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to process your thoughts and feelings about particular areas in your life that may be distressing or causing you problems.

I believe that each person’s lived experience is unique. By developing a shared understanding of your experiences, therapy 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.

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 work to find suitably supportive interventions and enough appropriate challenge 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 and 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 and material.

You might be thinking “The Arts? But I can’t draw”… That’s fine, you aren’t expected to. Do you watch movies, go to the theatre, listen to music and maybe even poetry? Then you engage with the arts in some way shape or form, and we may use some form of creativity to facilitate the therapeutic process if you so wish.

Perhaps you are rushed off your feet and too busy to make time for yourself, or getting out of bed seems the hardest thing to do... making time for therapy will be a very valuable investment in yourself, your wellbeing and your future.

Having sessions online from the comfort of your home or a quiet place at work where you will not be disturbed can be the start of small steps on a path of potential great change. Through the process of this journey of self discovery, we can explore the origins of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and find ways forward in a co-created, non-directive way to help you live a life that you want and deserve.

I look forward to hearing from you.

More Info About My Practice

I work online with people from all over the world allowing you to access professional help wherever you are from an English speaking, UK trained therapist.

If you are interested in how this works, take a look at my site or schedule a 20 min call via Skype with me to find out if online would work work you.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

There are many options for therapy and therapists out there and this ca seem confusing or overwhelming. My thoughts are to find someone who resonates with you as a person and who you can trust and have an honest dialogue with. You are coming to therapy because something isn't working for your and the person opposite you needs to understand how this is impacting on your life and walk with you along your journey to a path that you want to be on.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Online therapy for the Globally Mobile community including expats, cross-culture people and digital nomads.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Incest
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis
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