Simon Harrison MA (UKCP Accredited)

Simon Harrison MA (UKCP Accredited)

17a Fox Hill
Crystal Palace
London
SE19 2UX

020 8653 4644 / 07946 413928

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17a Fox Hill
Crystal Palace
London
SE19 2UX

020 8653 4644 / 07946 413928

About me

About Me
I am an experienced, accredited counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor and I work with individuals and couples in a private and peaceful consulting room. I use an integrative approach drawing on psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, transpersonal and humanistic and theories and offer short and long term therapy. My background is in the arts and I am particularly interested in how creativity and the imagination impact on how we see ourselves

Why you might benefit from counselling/psychotherapy
People come to see me for therapy for all sorts of reasons. It may be that childhood issues are preventing you from moving forward in your life and you are stuck in unhelpful patterns of relating to yourself and others, you may want to use the time to look forward and get support in shaping the life that you yearn for, or you may just need a space to process challenging life experiences like bereavements or changes in circumstances. How we would work would emerge from the particular questions and struggles you are bringing.

Whatever brings you to therapy you will receive attention and compassion and an opportunity to become clearer about who you are and what you want from life.

What next
Please call me if you would like to find out more. A good therapy is dependent on you having a sense of "fit" with your therapist and a telephone conversation is the first step toward finding that fit. I am usually around at 9am weekday mornings then again at lunchtimes. Do leave a message if I don't answer with a time when it would be suitable for me to return your call.

You can also visit my website at the address at the top of this page

Some thoughts on the issues you may need to explore:

Depression
Part of the process will be to understand the unique nature of your depression. What might have needed to be "depressed" as in pushed down? Or it could be the response to difficult current life circumstances. There are often underlying feelings that need a space in which to surface and be thought about.

Anxiety
This may have its roots in childhood or can be triggered by present day stresses. You may have an innate sensitivity that needs managing differently or there may be internal conflicts that leave you feeling unsafe

Survivors of Child Abuse
I have considerable experience working with adult survivors often with some degree of post traumatic stress. Trust is vital in making a space for the abused child to eventually have a voice without overwhelming the adults capacity to function.

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We still live in a world of confusing messages regarding sexuality. It can be useful to have the opportunity to undo some of the negative and restrictive conditioning and discover a sexuality that it is personal, authentic and less guilt ridden.

Alcohol
Alcohol can easily become a dangerous way of coping with other difficulties. If you have a severe drink problem you may benefit from trying a recovery programme such as Alcoholics Anonymous before or during the challenges of psychotherapy.

Meaning and Purpose
Many people describe a struggle to find meaning particularly around mid-life. We may have become disconnected from knowing our own desires having thrown ourselves into jobs and families. We may never have taken the time to think about what it means to be human, what is our true nature, what we understand to be a life well lived.

Relationship Difficulties and Couples Counselling
You may be needing support in improving listening and communication skills, looking at the disowned parts of yourself you may be projecting (eg what presses our buttons in others is sometimes what we dont like in ourselves), managing conflict, looking for ways forward

Creativity
To be creative is to be alive and without imagination the world remains a literal, rational, concrete experience. Image and dreams can give us insights into our experience whatever issue we may be dealing with.


Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working professionally in this field since 1997.

I have an MA in Psychotherapy that was awarded in 2003 from the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.

I have worked as a senior trainer and tutor at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education since 2004.

I also have experience in working with psychotherapy students in training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creativity.
Meaning and Purpose.

Fees

My fees are £50 per session with some reduced fee daytime spaces for students and those on low incomes (£55 for couples and supervision)

Maps & Directions

London, SE19 2UX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

I dont have any spaces at the moment but you can still contact me for referrals to colleagues or have an initial session and wait for a space to become free

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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