Dr Gail Simon, UKCP reg, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Dr Gail Simon, UKCP reg,  Counsellor and Psychotherapist


North Yorkshire

07979 856929

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About me

The Counselling and Psychotherapy:

I’m a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 25 years experience of working with individuals, families, households, kinship networks and workplaces.

The stye of therapy I offer is quite relaxed and interactive. We work together to explore what's been happening for you that is difficult to move on from, and why, and discuss how things can become less stuck or worrying. People usually come for a few appointments, sometimes more but often spread out to suit you. I think I'm often helpful to people who feel stuck or are going through change in their lives.

I can help with

  • worries about children or about parents
  • managing anxiety or stress at work or at home
  • autism in the family
  • gender identity
  • communication and behavioural patterns in relationships with partners or in families or at work
  • dealing with change or planning for change

I have experience of working with most population groups and I have a particular experience working with

  • Lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer people and their relationships
  • People who define themselves as autistic or atypical and their families
  • Intercultural history and living
  • new and re-forming families

My office is close to Ilkley, Bradford, Keighley and Skipton. I am happy to offer sessions online when useful.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include

  • Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice
  • MA Systemic Practice
  • PG Dip Systemic Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families
  • Dip. Art & Design

Registrations and Memberships

  •   UKCP Psychotherapist reg. No. 940203
  •   AFT Supervisor reg. No. 1251738
  •   Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. Registered supervisor.
  •   Taos Institute Associate

Experience and Interests

I have worked as a therapist, supervisor and trainer for many years in the NHS, Third Sector organisations and independent practice. I enjoy working with all ages of people, on their own or with partners, parents, children or friends.

I have experience of working with most population groups. I have a lot of experience working within the LGBTQI communities, new and re-forming families, where autism is present in people's lives and am particularly interested in the place of cultural history in people's lives.


I have been a registered supervisor since 1994 and provide individual and group supervision for BACP and UKCP registered therapists with systemic or relational orientations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Families with autistic people
  • Parents of adult children
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans relationship counselling


Sliding scale

Further information

Feel free to email me or call me on weekdays between 9am - 18.00 to discuss what you are looking for and to ask any questions you might have.

I don't offer evening appointments.

Maps & Directions

Ilkley, LS29
Farnhill, BD20

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

I can sometimes meet people in more accessible spaces locally.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists using relational, narrative or systemic approaches.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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