Simon Wright

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BSc, MSc, PGDip. BACP Accred. AP APM
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, SW14 7JR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist who offers short and long term therapy. Referrals come from Healthcare Insurance Providers, GP practices and private clients. I am also an Advanced Practitioner Member of Addiction Professionals [AP APM]; with extensive experience working with those who have addiction and childhood issues. I have particular interest and experience working with Introverts, introversion and those working through the mid-life transition.

Sessions take place at Sheen Therapy Centre [SW14] on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Cost is £75 - £90 per session, and I work on a one-to-one basis with people aged 18 years and above. I also offer video sessions if appropriate .

Theoretical Approaches
Psychodynamic; Relational; Existential; Jungian; Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BSc [Hon] Applied Psychology. University of Wales, Cardiff. 2001
  • MSc Drugs in Society; policy & intervention. Middlesex University. 2007
  • PG Diploma Counselling Psychology. Roehampton University. 2009

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Accredited Member [MBACP: 024221]
  • Addiction Professionals. Advanced Practitioner Member [AP APM: 1733]

Clinical Experience

  • Counsellor & Psychotherapist [Private]
  • EAP Counsellor [Private]
  • Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist [NHS]
  • Staff Counsellor [NHS]
  • Addictions Therapist [Voluntary]
  • Addictions Care Co-ordinator [Voluntary]
  • Dual Diagnosis Worker [NHS / Voluntary]
  • NHS Team Leader [Learning Disabilities]
  • Assistant Psychologist - Forensics [Private]

Recognised Healthcare Provider for:

  • AXA, BUPA, Aviva, WPA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£75.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Initial Assessment & Regular Sessions

£75 - £90 per 50 minute session [face to face]

Concessions for Key Workers

Session Times

Mondays, Tuesdays [online only], Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Session Details

50 Minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays, Tuesdays [online only], Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

Further information

Is Short or Long term therapy the most appropriate?

Short term therapy focuses upon recent or "out of character" issues. For example, coping with a recent bereavement, highlighting and managing sources of stress, or a difficult aspect of a relationship, may be things which bring people for short term therapy. There is [usually] a fairly clear focus agreed upon from the outset and this provides a framework for the subsequent sessions.

For issues which have a longer history such as repeating patterns of behaviour in relationships, a difficult and traumatic childhood, or a long standing addiction issue for example, the duration of therapy will be longer. There are many reasons why this is the case, not least because the actual experiencing of the relationship between therapist and client [which takes time] is fundamental to effective long term therapy.

What's the right approach to search for?

Although there are numerous theoretical approaches to therapy, it is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client which can account for up to 80% of "success". It can be good to read a little before choosing your therapist, if only to see if you intuitively agree with their ideas and theories, but ultimately it is how you feel in their presence which counts.

Will I be told what to do?

No. While this can be a real disappointment to people coming for therapy it is a basic fact that no-one can make decisions for you but you. Intentionally therapy takes place within a relationship whereby decision-making and responsibility is geared towards the patient/client.

Is therapy confidential?

Yes - but with conditions. It’s a fundamental part of therapy that you feel comfortable and trusting enough to share embarrassing, crazy thoughts or feelings. We all have them. The only caveat to this is that if there is the potential for real harm to oneself or another person then confidentiality may be compromised.

What if I cannot make a session - will I be charged?

If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice then you will be charged.

How often do sessions take place?

Usually once weekly.

Can I refer a family member or friend?

It’s best if the person requiring therapy makes contact.

Can I get sessions by way of my GP

You may be able to; but this will normally only be for short-term therapy [8-12 sessions]. Discuss the possibility with your GP [some will agree to funding therapy of your choice].

How about healthcare insurance?

Yes, the companies I am registered with are listed on this page. Each pays for a different amount of sessions. This can be up to 20 sessions initially, your provider can clarify based upon your policy. 

Sheen Therapy Centre, 334 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London, SW14 7JR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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