Dr Shari- Cohn-Simmen is an integrative therapist, working from person-centred, psychodynamic and transpersonal perspectives.

Central to her way of working is building a trusting relationship with each person and providing a safe environment with clear boundaries. Shari’s experience is that by working in the here-and-now with a client, on listening to what is said and not said, and working in symbolic ways, such as through dreams. Clients get more in touch with feelings, and often childhood issues which may have remained unvoiced and/or unresolved, but still affect them in the present. She places great value on allowing each individual to be heard, in helping them make insights, and fostering enhanced self-awareness and personal growth. Shari has experience working with adults with a wide range of issues.

Shari studied in the United States before completing her PhD in psychology from the University of Edinburgh. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and on the BPS Register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy. She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Edinburgh); is a registered member of BACP, a practitioner member of COSCA, and a member of AHPP (UKCP). Shari is also a qualified supervisor (Diploma in Casework Supervision, Relationships Scotland).

Wellspring Supervisor

Shari is an integrative therapist, working from person-centred, psychodynamic and transpersonal perspectives. Shari trained as a supervisor with Relationships Scotland. She has supported trainee counsellors through their journey to becoming qualified counsellors/psychotherapists and has also supervised experienced therapists. At the heart of the way Shari works as a supervisor is providing a safe and trusting place for therapists to reflect upon and explore issues that arise from working with their clients, and to bring greater awareness to good ethical practice and the importance of self-care. Shari views supervision as a collaborative endeavour in which she tries to be fair, non-judgmental but also challenging, supporting therapists in their on-going development and growth as practitioners. Shari offers both individual and group supervision.

Shari qualified as a supervisor with Relationships Scotland (Diploma in Casework Supervision) and is on the Register of Supervisors for the University of Edinburgh and for Relationships Scotland. She also brings an interdisciplinary research background to being a supervisor, having studied in the United States before completing her PhD in psychology (University of Edinburgh). Shari is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and on the BPS Register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Edinburgh), is a registered member of BACP, a practitioner member of COSCA, and a member of AHPP (UKCP).