My name is Lee Sims. I have recently qualified as a therapist after obtaining my Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Derby. Prior to that I achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. I have a long standing interest in why people behave the way they do!
My main area of working is with adolescents and I also work in a large secondary school in Mansfield. I am passionate about giving adolescents a safe space to voice their issues during an ever changing period in their lives. I also enjoy working with adults and helping them with the issues they face, regardless of which stage of life they are in.
I am currently a member of the National Counselling Society and adhere to their ethical framework. This framework helps ensure that the client is provided with a safe environment to work through the issues they are facing.
I have experience in dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, gender, sexuality, self-harm, suicide and low self-esteem. I work in an integrative manner which incorporates a person-centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy and attachment. More details about this can be found on the 'Types of therapy offered' page.