Simon Osborne MA Core Process Psychotherapy Registered MBACP (Accred).
I offer psychotherapy in Islington, N1, close to the Angel tube and other transport links.
I am happy to meet with you for a half hour session to explore whether you would want to work with me. Please feel free to make contact so that we can have an initial conversation.
I aim to offer a safe space in which you can begin a process of exploration and enquiry into your experience. I have trained in a mindfulness-based psychotherapy, known as Core Process Psychotherapy, whose starting point is to bring a gentle curiosity to one’s experience.
This mindful attention can be brought to the stories that we need to tell, the patterns of our thinking, our feelings, body sensations, and dream experiences.
The process of enquiry becomes a way of coming more into relationship with what feels difficult or stuck as well as connecting with what supports well-being and health.
In mindfulness our aim is to “be with” our experience, rather than making judgments about it or ourselves. As our receptivity develops we can tune in more to the depths of our own being.
This approach can work with many areas of difficulty including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, feelings of emptiness and hopelessness.
Learning to soften and touch into our experience at a deeper level allows us to gradually free ourselves from habitual ways of being that restrict us and have outlived their usefulness.
As this occurs we gain access to a greater sense of ease and freedom.
This work takes time, but there are real rewards: a greater connection with one’s own energies; a sense of “coming home” to oneself.
I would be very happy to support you in your journey if you decide to work with me.
I am insured and in regular supervision. I abide by the code of ethics of the Karuna Institute and of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy (2014) from the Karuna Institute in Devon; the training is accredited by both the UKCP and BACP. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP.
I have worked in a community counselling service in Hackney, in an addiction counselling service and in private practice.
I have been practicing Buddhist meditation since the 1990s and I am a trainer accredited to run mindfulness courses for people suffering from pain, illness and stress.
2014 MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, Karuna Institute, Devon
2010- Accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Trainer
2009 Foundation Course, Core Process Psychotherapy
1999 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Birbeck College
1977 BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics , Oxford University
Neuroscience for Therapists 2015 (w ith Peter Afford)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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
I offer an initial meeting of half an hour without charge to find out whether it would feel right to work together. If it did I would suggest initially doing 6 sessions and then having a review.
I charge £50 for a one hour session.. If you are on a low income I may be able to offer you a concessionary rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have time slots available Monday, Wednesday - Friday
Types of client