Simon Alexander Lyne, PG Dip. CBT, BABCP Accred.
My name is Simon and I am a cognitive behavioural therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP. I originally qualified as a mental health nurse. I have extensive experience working with adults and teenagers with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I work full-time as a therapist with a team supporting doctors and dentists with mental health and/or addiction issues.
I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I have always had very positive feedback from clients and love helping people find ways of improving their experience of life.
My main method of therapy is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is the treatment of choice for anxiety, depression, sleep problems, sex therapy, couples therapy, work related stress as well as a wide range of other issues. CBT is a collaborative process and an active therapy- what is discussed in sessions will need to be put into practice in your day-to-day life, where the majority of your recovery will take place. I also draw on aspects of metacognitive therapy, especially when working with rumination or worry, as well as mindfulness.
CBT looks at what you are thinking and doing that might be contributing to your problems and looks at ways of intervening in order to elicit a different emotional outcome. Whilst the focus will be on what is happening in the present, I will help to create an individualized ‘formulation’ which will take into account your personal history and experiences. We will also look at what might have triggered off the current problems, what might be keeping them going, and what is likely to be most helpful in your recovery.
To get started, give me a call or send me an email and we can arrange an initial consultation. If we decide to continue, we can agree further sessions together and discuss what to expect from therapy. If for some reason I think I am not the appropriate person to help you, I will try to suggest some alternatives and will not charge the full fee for the initial consultation, just enough to cover the basic costs (e.g. room hire).
I work mainly in Vauxhall but am able to work in various locations across central London. I currently have weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent 5 years working as a ward and community-based mental health nurse. During this time I studied for and gained a post-graduate diploma in CBT with distinction, from London Southbank University.
Over 2 years working as a cognitive behavioural therapist in a specialist team working with doctors and dentists with mental health and/or addiction issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Sessions are 50 minutes-1 hour and are £60 for individual sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday evenings and Saturdays
Types of client