Simon Hunt MBACP, PG Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Simon Hunt MBACP, PG Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Counselling West Scotland
St. Helens
St. Mary's Street
Dumfries & Galloway

07522 297929 / Appointments are available during the Day, Evening, Weekend, at Short-Notice, and Online through Skype.

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About me

When life gets tough it can be so hard to know just what to do to put things right. Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties within our relationships - these things are not always easy to change on our own, especially for the longer-term. I understand that.

As a professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that counselling can help you to make sense of things. It can make a real difference to how you feel, how you act, and is a big step forward. Counselling is there for you, no matter what the problem. Simply put, it is a practical way to make your life better.

Counselling is confidential, you can be free to talk about anything that is bothering you. Many clients find that it doesn't take too long before the benefits of counselling begin to ripple through their daily lives. They tell me that just talking things through helps them to see their situation much more clearer. They begin to naturally feel stronger making decisions, taking action, and beginning to put what's wrong, right.

Counselling tends to be shorter-term work, where today's issues are talked through. Psychotherapy seeks out the underlying issues. A little time spent in this way, to undertake regular counselling, psychotherapy, can bring many rewards - for yourself, and for those you are close to.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland Counselling Supervision Certificate, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

University Speaker on 'The Value of Counselling'.

Founding Member of the Life Coaching Division of the BACP and can offer life coaching as an alternative, or an addition, to counselling and psychotherapy.

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Areas of counselling I deal with


        All sessions can be either 60 or 90 minutes long, and are priced at £40 for 60 minutes and £60 for 90 minutes, and include:

        • Counselling
        • Psychotherapy
        • Life Coaching
        • Couple Counselling (90 mins)
        • Skype Online Counselling
        • Telephone Counselling
        • Clinical Supervision sessions for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Professionals

        Please ring, text, or email me to ask any questions, or to arrange a day and time for your first appointment.

        Or, if you would prefer to go straight ahead and book an initial appointment, there is the option to use a calendar link on the Appointments page at and I will confirm your appointment by return.

        Often, an initial getting-to-know-each-other appointment can be so helpful in taking that first step into counselling. I want you to feel comfortable, that you are free to talk about whatever's on your mind.

        Maps & Directions

        Sanquhar, DG4 6BW

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: No

        The private, comfortable practice room is just a 2 minute walk from the local train station. It has parking right outside and is situated on the ground floor for easy access. Dog-friendly.


        8am - 9pm daily, including weekends.

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme

        Supervision & training

        Please feel free to contact me at any time - we can have a chat about your personal supervision requirements, and how I may be able to help.

        Online supervision:Yes
        Telephone supervision:Yes
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