Simon Hunt MBACP, PG Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counselling West Scotland
St. Mary's Street
Dumfries & Galloway
07522 297929 or 01659 58037 (8am - 9pm, anyday) Short Notice / Day / Evening / Weekend Appointments
When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties with our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own, especially for the longer-term, I understand that.
As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that counselling can help you to make sense of things. It can make a real difference to how you feel, how you act, and is a big step forward. Counselling is there for you, no matter what the problem. Simply put, it is a practical way to make your life better.
Counselling is confidential, you can be free to talk about anything that is bothering you. Many clients find that it doesn't take too long before the benefits of counselling begin to ripple through their daily lives. They tell me that just talking things through helps them to see their situation much more clearer. They begin to naturally feel stronger making decisions, taking action, and beginning to put what's wrong, right.
Counselling tends to be shorter-term work, where today's issues are talked through. Psychotherapy seeks out the underlying issues. A little time spent in this way, to undertake regular counselling, psychotherapy, can bring many rewards - for yourself, and for those you are close to.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside private practice I work district-wide as a professional Counsellor/Psychotherapist and receive referrals from within the NHS, public, and private sectors.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Strathclyde
- COSCA Certificate in Counsellor Supervision, Edinburgh
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Glasgow
- Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
University Speaker on 'The Value of Counselling'.
Founding Member of the Life Coaching Division of the BACP and can offer life coaching as an alternative, or an addition, to counselling and psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£40.00 Individual Counselling / Psychotherapy / Life Coaching
£40.00 Couple Counselling
£40.00 Skype Online / Telephone Counselling
Clinical Counselling Supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and professionals, on request.
Appointments are usually 1hr or 1.5hrs long, and are available during the day, evenings, and at weekends.
Often, an initial getting-to-know-each-other appointment can be so helpful in taking that first step into counselling. I want you to feel comfortable, that you are free to talk about whatever's on your mind.
The private, comfortable practice room is just a 2 minute walk from the local train station. It has nearby parking and is situated on the ground floor for easy access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available during the day, evenings, and at weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training