Simon Proudlock MSc CPsychol, AFBPsS

Simon Proudlock MSc CPsychol, AFBPsS

2nd Floor
22-24 Cross Street


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2nd Floor
22-24 Cross Street


About me

Counselling Psychology Solutions allows you to choose from a level of support that you feel you require at any particular time. Pulling together from over 20 years of academic and practical experience both in the UK and the US, Simon is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in a unique position to help you with a wide range of issues, helping you to attain a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am accredited by the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and registered with the Health Professionals Council as a practising Psychologist.

I am an EMDR Europe Consultant and Supervisor

Awarded Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 2011

Awarded the 2012 Practice Prize Award by the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology for Distinctive Contribution to Counselling Psychology

MSc. Mental Health Counselling, University of Massachusetts, Boston,

Postgraduate Diploma, Psychology, Nottingham University, UK

Clinical Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

BSc Joint Honours in Science, Economics and Computer Science, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Certificate in Job Development and Marketing, awarded by University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, US

Certificate in Counselling Skills, awarded by City of Westminster College, London, UK


Currently Employed as a Consultant Psychologist in Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team within Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Previous experience as facilitator of Reading's Link Group supporting individuals with a personality disorder / complex needs for Berkshire Psychotherapy Services (NHS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



Online Counselling available
Couples Counselling available
Approved to take payment from Aviva Health Insurance, AXA PPP Healthcare, BUPA, Cigna, WPA and Pru Health Customers

Further information

Additional training:

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Brief counselling therapy
Distress and suicide - helping young people keep on an even keel
Understanding eating disorders
Understanding dreams - a phenomenological approach to dream counselling
Working with individuals who self-harm
Working with younger clients
Supporting individuals with a personality disorder and complex needs
Working with addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, etc.)
Systems therapy - working with couples and families
Brief Anger Management Therapy
Food Abuse - Supporting People who are over-weight
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Skills for Clinical and Case Supervision
Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Clients
EMDR for Health Related Problems

Additional Area's of Expertise:

Relationships: Instrumental in setting up Tapestry for Resource for Mental Health, the UK's first Social Relationships Project

Extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs both in a residential and an employment / vocational setting in both the USA and UK

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Working with individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Working with individuals with a personality disorder

Traumatic and Distressing Memories: Advanced Level II Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Proudlock, S. and Halle, L. (2006) 'Tapestry: A social relationships agency.' A Life in the Day Vol. 10, Issue 1

Proudlock, S. (2008) 'Presenting a United Front.' Therapy Today, Vol. 19 (3)

Proudlock, S. (2009) 'Reflections on... the assessment letter.' Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 9 (2), British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Proudlock, S. (2011) 'The Solution Focused Way: Incorporating Solution Focused Therapy Tools and Techniques into Your Everyday Work.' Speechmark, UK

Proudlock, S. & Wellman, N. (2011) ‘Solution Focused Groups: The results look promising.’ Counselling Psychology Review, Vol. 26 (3), pp 45-54

Rose S, Freeman C & Proudlock S (2012) Despite the evidence why are we still not creating more trauma informed mental health services? Journal of Public Mental Health 11, 1, 5-9

Proudlock, S. (2012) ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).’ Solution News, Vol. 6 (2), UK Association of Solution Focused Practice

Proudlock, S. (2015) 'EMDR and the Treatment of Medically Unexplained Symtoms: A Case Study.' SAGE Open, October-December 2015: 1–5:

Proudlock, S. & Hutchins, J. (2016) 'EMDR Within Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams' Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Volume 10, Number 1

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG1 1SN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer clinical supervision to a range of professionals including psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists and mental health nurses, either qualified or in training.

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