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Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy at Avenue Practice in Central & North London with Simone Lee, UKCP MBACP ECP, a registered, experienced existential and integrative psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and groupworker, who offers individual psychotherapy & counselling, couple counselling, marriage counselling, supervision and other consultancy services. Simone Lee is informed by humanistic & existential thinking, as has training in CBT & psychodynamic approaches. Her work is underpinned by existential phenomenological philosophy. We work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship, sexuality and sexual problems, health problems and bereavement. simone lee ukcp ecp Mbacp
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about avenue practice
My name is Simone Lee and I set up avenue practice as a single-handed practice to offer therapy and counselling and supervision, training and consultancy services to individuals, organisations and businesses in the private and charity sector.  I draw on a wide range of skills and experience. Prior to working full-time in therapeutically related activities, I worked in various industries both in the UK and overseas, and for 15 years worked exclusively in business and charity environments developing software and business solutions. This background has served me well in my managerial roles for charitable organisations where I have married the interesting partnership of therapy and business.

referral network of registered practitioners

Having a competent network or highly skilled people, will help ensure that your needs are met when you contact  Avenue Practice. The referral network comprises colleagues and people with whom I am  professionally linked, all of whom are experienced and registered through reputable bodies such as the UKCP, BACP, BPS etc. All these registering bodies have ethical codes, mandatory requirements of practitioners and complaint mechanisms to protect you and the registrants. As registrants we are always accountable for our work.

quality practice and quality services
Continued professional development (CPD) is important for maintaining quality practice and strongly encouraged by, if not mandatory for, registering bodies.  CPD can take many forms such as attending conferences and seminars, writing papers, reading literature, attending trainings and participating in professional activities and meetings.  CPD is part of the commitment made by myself and those who opt to work in therapy-related professions. It helps us maintain high levels of competency and  to be aware of and alive to different areas of personal and professional learning - these gains help us be more effective and helpful in our encounters with you.  Regular and challenging supervision is another way that I aim to ensure that my work is always subject to scrutiny, of a high ethical standard and that I am engaging with you to your fullest advantage.

At avenue practice, I aim always to deliver quality and supportive therapy and therapeutic services. 

making enquiries & making referrals

If you are looking for counselling, therapy or any of the services for yourself, please call directly. I  also accept referrals from various sources including from colleges, from primary and secondary care settings, organisations and private healthcare schemes.
To make an enquiry or to make a referral simply contact Simone Lee at Avenue Practice by telephone 020 8445 6000 or email and we can discuss your needs. Please not that If you do phone up, you might be linked to a 1571 message taking service: simply leave your name and number clearly and I will contact you as soon as I can; I always respond to messages, so if you don't hear from me, it will be because I had problems getting through on your number.

When you make contact, you are under no obligation whatsoever to arrange a meeting.

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background & experience

I have been practising as a counsellor/therapist since 1995 and am experienced in short-term, long term and crisis work with adult individuals and couples.   I have worked in managerial roles in clinical placement settings and offer consultancy
in most aspects of  running a counselling service. A significant part of my work is also to supervise, train and run groups. Additionally, I offer assessments, crisis intervention and existential and cross-theory individual and group supervision.

Prior to 1995 I worked for many years for large corporations, and, since 2000, I have worked extensively in mental health and educational settings, private practice, in an alcohol agency and have supervised work based in an great range of therapeutic settings. Since 2002, I have worked in educational institutions that offer professional courses in psychotherapy and counselling, where, from Foundation to Post-Professional level, I supervise, run groups, offer personal tutelage and teach counselling skills and theory. 

In my private practice based  in Finchley (near to the Northern Line tube station) and Central London (Baker Street, Regentís Park: W1 and NW1) I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples and clinical supervision; I can meet at other places by special arrangement. I offer Skype and online work too in my International Practice.

values and diversity
An important value for me in my personal and professional life is to embrace and discover differences among people, and I have been fortunate to have encountered and worked with a rich array of people from many cultures and backgrounds who represent a wide diversity of attitudes, personal circumstances, educational backgrounds and ways of orientating themselves in the world sexually, politically and socially.

To  provide access to therapy and counselling to a wide group of  people, I do reserve a few low cost places.

range of issues worked with
The range of issues I work with is wide and various and inevitably expanding. Some seek therapy simply for a deeper reflection on their lives, as a philosophical enterprise. The typical issues I work with that  draw people to therapy are depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement,  trauma, abuse, sexuality, sexual problems, boredom/lack of fulfilment physical illness/pain, bereavement/loss, low self-esteem, phobias, problems at work/college, stress, suicidal feelings, isolation, crisis, infertility/miscarriage, parenting, anger, self-loathing, feelings of failure, feeling wrong and bad, economic difficulties, existential crises, issues about being foreign, being a refugee, drugs and alcohol

I am also able to refer on if the individual's needs require specialist care, a particular working environment or an expertise I am unable to provide.

codes of ethics
I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and am a professional member of the BACP.  I am UKCP accredited through the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regentís College and have also trained at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling  with Emmy van Deurzen.

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