Simon Carpenter

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EMDR Consultant Accred Europe Child and Adolescent /Adults
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Southampton, Hampshire, SO15
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About me

Hello, I'm Simon, I am Integrative counselling and Psychotherapist therapist registered and accredited member of the BACP and also an EMDR Europe accredited Consultant , for both adults and children and young people.

I work face-to-face, online (Zoom, Skype, Teams) or telephone. I have undertaken additional training to enable me to practice safely in the current climate.

I have 19 years of experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma as well as other presentations. I am qualified to degree level, within a wide range of therapeutic models.

Practicing has an integrative therapist with a humanistic foundation, this enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I believe that for a therapeutic relationship to work, the client must feel supported, listened as they choose their pathway to achieve their goals. In my experience, it's vital that the client is in the right place at the right time with the right person.

My work includes supporting both male and female survivors of rape, sexual abuse, trauma attachment, PTSD / CPTSD trauma specialist, relationship breakdown, bullying, same sex relationships, self-esteem, adoption and identity issues, suicide ideation, self-harming, loss, RTA support, personality disorders, COVID 19 along with most presenting issues. I also work within the NHS as a psychological therapist within a local CMHT personality disorder team.

I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework and other professional bodies which informs me of best practice and professional integrity. I can offer therapy in the evenings, Monday to Thursday from 5.30pm onwards. online and Friday 12 noon to 8pm face to face sessions and Saturday Mornings 8 am to 12 noon. in my Southampton room. My practice is not available in the daytime as specified. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation. If you would like to discuss further how I can help, please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work within the NHS CMHT as a psychological Therapist working with complex trauma patients. Prior to moving to Southampton in 2019, I had spent the last 16 years living and working in Cornwall, in which time enabled me to develop and lead a local charity offering specialised emotional trauma support for all ages, genders, sexual orientation. I am delighted to say that having found the charity in 2008 the service continues to thrive!

I am an EMDR UK and Europe accredited Consultant for adults and children and young people.  I offer supervision   EMDR practitioners across a spectrum of organisations both individually and groups. This therapeutic approach allows me to support clients that may be experiencing  Complex PTSD from traumatic incidents in their life (such as car accidents, drowning, violence), phobias, anxiety and panic, loss and eating difficulties.

Some of the symptoms from CPTSD/PTSD can be, night terrors, flashback, problems sleeping, panic, dissociation and enuresis.

I have achieved level 2 Dyactic Development Psychotherapy (DDP) training and have regular supervision from a certified DDP Consultant and my work is “DDP-informed”. Allowing me to work with families and CYP that struggle with attachment in both adoption settings or Foster care.

I have over 20 years of experience working in Domestic Abuse and Sexual violence in adults and children and young people. My work includes; male and female rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, relationship breakdown, bullying, same sex relationships, self-esteem, attachment issues, adoption and identity issues, road traffic accidents and sudden loss.

Professional membership

  • Fully Accredited member of the BACP and registered with UKCC
  • Child and adolescent affiliation within BACP
  • EMDR European accredited  CYP and  Adult Consultant / clinical supervisor
  • Accredited Adult and Child practitioner and member of EMDR Europe
  • Member  National Society of Counsellors 
  • Working towards accredited DDP practitioner status.
  • Member of the Society of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Member of Mindfulness Now 


  • BA Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma and Professional Certificate in Person Centered Therapy
  • Professional Certificate in Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • OCR certificate in counselling
  • Qualified and Register and   EMDR Europe and UK Consultant   in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) working with adults and children.
  • Level 1 & 2 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training 
  • Diploma in Healthcare and social care management
  • HE Level 6 Certificate in Clinical (Individual and Group) in group supervision
  • Trained level 1 & 2 Daniel Hughes DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) which allows me to be "DDP informed"within my practice.
  • Certificate in Counselling Online and Telephone
  • Registered and Accredited of Mindfulness Teacher  

Professional development

  • Mindfulness teacher training
  • Level 1&2 Safeguarding
  • Mental Health Act training
  • CBT  and psychological interventions for suicidality
  • CBT and personality disorder
  • Bipolar/ EUPD Training 
  • Gottman couple counselling level1 
  • Enhanced DBS checked 
  • Certificate in rape/Sexual Abuse.
  • OCST online workshop
  • Open University training Online to support those impacted by COV 19
  • Certificate in Childhood loss and grief.
  • Certificate in separation/loss using story telling techniques
  • Certificate in parental mental health impact on CYP.
  • Certificate in Parental substance misuse/impact on children
  • Certificate in Working with victims and abusers
  • CAMMAT trained in safeguarding children and young people up to date
  • Certificate in Eating disorders
  • Certificate suicide alertness training
  • Sand tray therapy training
  • Certificate in Trauma and resilience
  • Workshop on the dance of attachment
  • Certificate in suicide alertness
  • Workshop Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Cultural capability training
  • CADDA Dash training
  • Child Exploitation training -Safe and sound

Alongside my private practice, I have worked with adults and children and young people in Schools, Colleges and Universities, CAMHS, Social work, Adoption Agencies, NHS staff, Police, Fire service, Ambulance service and Armed Forces.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I supervise EMDR practitioners and I am able to support them through accreditation as a CYP Consultant EMDR specialist.  I offer clinical Supervision to support other psycotherapists/counsellors, working within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I also offer clinical supervision for both 1 to 1 and group and trained to the Level 6 Certificate in Supervision (Individual and Group).

Adults and Children and Young people within a domestic abuse setting, gender issues, Rape and sexual abuse, same sex couples work, adoption for same sex couples, resilience and trauma, PTSD. This is a complexed area and I have undertaken specialised training to work in this area to ensure the best possible safe practice. I also work with the Fire service, Armed Forces, Police, Prison service and medical personnel.

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Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Saga

Additional information

  • Face to face sessions: £70.00 per 50 minute session
  • SKYPE, Zoom, Teams Sessions: £70.00 per 50 minutes session
  • EMDR sessions: £100.00 for 60 minute session or £120 90 mins sessions
  • Couple counselling: 120.00 per 60 minute session
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: £100 per session

A full cancellation fee of a session will be charged if less than 24 hours notice is given and DNA will be charged at a full rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My practice is available

5.30pm Monday to Thursday online, Fridays 9am to 12 online, 1pm Face to Face, Saturdays 9am - 12 either Face to Face or online.

Further information

To ensure that my clients feel safe and comfortable, I offer a comfortable therapy private room. It as its own discreet entrance, parking facilities and waiting area.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My practice is only accessible by stairs, its has bathroom facilities and street parking.


In person

As an EMDR Consultant supervisor in training, I take the need for supervision as integral part to providing ethical, effective therapy for our client

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