Who We Are
I'm Tienne Simons and I am the founder of HeadRest. HeadRest is a small business that provides counselling and mindfulness training to individuals and the community. We have a commitment to providing affordable and accessible services and attempt to accommodate all income brackets. We'll talk with you, let you know what our courses offer and help you work out whether a group program or individual counselling might work best for you.
I established HeadRest Mindfulness Training in 2014 when I became convinced that MBSR was a useful addition to individual counselling and in some cases more appropriate.
Four years later HeadRest has grown. We run 4-6 MBSR programs a year in our local inner west community, have run a monthly practice group and a yearly compassion-based course for our MBSR grads.
We have developed an in-school NESA accredited program for NSW teachers. We have run mindful parenting courses in community centres, courses with students in universities and schools, and workshops in corporate workplaces. I have facilitated MBSR courses for Openground and taught on teen retreats with Insight Mindfulness Education in Tasmania.
In Aug 2019, after 30 years of providing counselling to other organisations,HeadRest opened a private therapy/counselling practice in Marrickville.