“It has taken me years for me to decide to get a therapist and Simone came into my life at exactly the right time. The day before our first session my father died and so both Simone and I were greeted by the full emergence of my grief. Simone’s approach was just what I needed, a combination of being an empathetic space holder and guide. Asking questions but leaving space for me to work through my thoughts and emotions. Holding the silences when I struggled to find the words, never uncomfortable, more like spaces to exhale and think.