Simon Proudlock MSc CPsychol, AFBPsS
Online Video sessions and Telephone Counselling Available
Counselling Psychology Solutions allows you to choose from a level of support that you feel you require at any particular time. Pulling together from over 20 years of academic and practical experience both in the UK and the US, Simon is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in a unique position to help you with a wide range of issues, helping you to attain a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited by the British Psychological Society as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and registered with the Health Professionals Council as a practising Psychologist.
I am an EMDR Europe Consultant and Supervisor, Facilitator and Trainer in Training
Awarded Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 2011
Awarded the 2012 Practice Prize Award by the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology for Distinctive Contribution to Counselling Psychology
MSc. Mental Health Counselling, University of Massachusetts, Boston,
Postgraduate Diploma, Psychology, Nottingham University, UK
Clinical Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
BSc Joint Honours in Science, Economics and Computer Science, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Certificate in Job Development and Marketing, awarded by University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, US
Certificate in Counselling Skills, awarded by City of Westminster College, London, UK
Currently Employed as a Consultant Psychologist in Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team within Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Previous experience as facilitator of Reading's Link Group supporting individuals with a personality disorder / complex needs for Berkshire Psychotherapy Services (NHS)
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Online Counselling available
Couples Counselling available
Approved to take payment from Aviva Health Insurance, AXA PPP Healthcare, BUPA, Cigna, WPA and Pru Health Customers
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Brief counselling therapy
Distress and suicide - helping young people keep on an even keel
Understanding eating disorders
Understanding dreams - a phenomenological approach to dream counselling
Working with individuals who self-harm
Working with younger clients
Supporting individuals with a personality disorder and complex needs
Working with addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, etc.)
Systems therapy - working with couples and families
Brief Anger Management Therapy
Food Abuse - Supporting People who are over-weight
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Skills for Clinical and Case Supervision
Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Clients
EMDR for Health Related Problems
Additional Area's of Expertise:
Relationships: Instrumental in setting up Tapestry for Resource for Mental Health, the UK's first Social Relationships Project
Extensive experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities and mental health needs both in a residential and an employment / vocational setting in both the USA and UK
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Working with individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Working with individuals with a personality disorder
Traumatic and Distressing Memories: Advanced Level II Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Proudlock, S. and Halle, L. (2006) 'Tapestry: A social relationships agency.' A Life in the Day Vol. 10, Issue 1
Proudlock, S. (2008) 'Presenting a United Front.' Therapy Today, Vol. 19 (3)
Proudlock, S. (2009) 'Reflections on... the assessment letter.' Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 9 (2), British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Proudlock, S. (2011) 'The Solution Focused Way: Incorporating Solution Focused Therapy Tools and Techniques into Your Everyday Work.' Speechmark, UK
Proudlock, S. & Wellman, N. (2011) ‘Solution Focused Groups: The results look promising.’ Counselling Psychology Review, Vol. 26 (3), pp 45-54
Rose S, Freeman C & Proudlock S (2012) Despite the evidence why are we still not creating more trauma informed mental health services? Journal of Public Mental Health 11, 1, 5-9
Proudlock, S. (2012) ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).’ Solution News, Vol. 6 (2), UK Association of Solution Focused Practice
Proudlock, S. (2015) 'EMDR and the Treatment of Medically Unexplained Symtoms: A Case Study.' SAGE Open, October-December 2015: 1–5:
Proudlock, S. & Hutchins, J. (2016) 'EMDR Within Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams' Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Volume 10, Number 1
Proudlock, S. & Sanghvi, S. (2017) Using solution-focused approaches in Chambers, M (Ed.) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring (3rd Edition) CRC Press, USA.
Hutchins, J., Hasson, L. & Proudlock, S. (2017) ‘Evaluation of Routine Outcomes of CBT Vs CBT & EMDR in a Community Mental Health Service for Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems.’ Journal of Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavior, Vol 2017, Issue 3.
Proudlock, S., Peris, J. Using EMDR therapy with patients in an acute mental health crisis. BMC Psychiatry 20, 14 (2020) doi:10.1186/s12888-019-2426-7