Illaria De Simoni

Ilaria De Simoni

Hi, I’m Ilaria. I’m an accredited counsellor and an EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing) accredited practitioner.

I trained as person-centred but I tend to bring into the room a more integrative approach that will be adapted according to the needs of the client. If you feel impacted by stress and anxiety, low mood and depression, PTSD or if you have experienced any form of abuse including sexual abuse, I might be able to offer some support. I have trained and have experience in working with the impact of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

A Space To Talk

Regardless of what the reason is to come for therapy, I offer a safe and confidential space that will enable your personal growth. I offer counselling and EMDR to adults (18+). I offer an initial 15-minute consultation over the phone or online if you prefer and I tend to see clients on a weekly basis online or by telephone, although fortnightly can be agreed upon if this is a better fit for you.

Alongside my private practice, I also work for DHC (Dorking Healthcare) NHS Talking Therapies and for Ubuntu Multicultural Counselling Services. I have worked for DRCSAS (Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services) and with university students at the Wellbeing Centre – the University of Exeter and for the NHS Counselling Service – at Devon Partnership Trust. I also worked in Italy with Against Domestic Violence Services and trained with ADVA (Against Domestic Violence and Abuse) in Devon.

Working With Me

I work online (with both counselling and EMDR), telephone (only with counselling) and in-person in Exeter (with both counselling and EMDR).I am able to offer support in English and Italian. Get in contact to see if I am a good fit for your needs. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Telephone: 07311973120
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  • Fee: £60 per hour

Qualifications and memberships:

  • EMDR UK & Europe Accredited EMDR Practitioner
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working – Counselling Tutor
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Training – EMDR Academy
  • BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor
  • Diploma in Counselling Theory, Skills and Practice – Exeter College
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills – Exeter College

I regularly update my knowledge and skills by attending Professional Development Days for both my Counselling and EMDR practice.