About me

Free 1st Session (60 mins) - no obligation to continue - do you want to talk about what is happening to you?  Experienced counsellor, 4282 (09/06/21) supervised client hours, offers you a confidential, compassionate and caring service.
Session Fee:  £30 per hour.

Working in

Private practice:  Sherborne, Dorset. Day and evening appointments available. 
Email:  georgie.simon@btinternet.com  Tel:  07827 482305

Experience of working with anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship issues (one-to-one, not couple counselling), self-esteem, sexual abuse, stress, trauma and supporting clients through difficult life situations.

Client group:  I work with Individual adults on a one-to-one basis.

General: I came into this work because it is important to me that people are heard.  Who will hear your pain?  I will. 

I am a Registered BACP accredited counsellor. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have been trained an an Integrative counsellor and work essentially person centred.  I undertake 30 hours professional development each year.  I am committed to regular and ongoing supervision.  I am insured to work in private practice.  I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB - 2003)

BA (Fine Art)

I have 4282 hours (09/06/21) of supervised client work.  I have experience of both short and long-term counselling.

I am committed to undertaking a minimum of 30 hours ongoing professional development each year.

Ongoing Professional Development:
2006 Metanoia Institute - "Working with Depressed and Suicidal Clients"
2007 Institute of Transactional Analysis - "Transactional Analysis 101"
2007 Metanoia Institute -"Person Centred Practice Development Intensive"
2008 Penny Parks Foundation - "Understanding the Complexities of Sexual Abuse"
2008 The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre - Intro to CBT "Assessment / Formulation"
2008 The Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre - Intro to CBT "Working with Depression"
2008 The Oxford Cognitive TC - Intro to CBT "Working with Panic/Social Anxiety"
2009 BPS "Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Attachment, Dilemmas, Complexities
2010 Ffynnon - "Working at Relational Depth in Counselling"
2010 Ffynnon - "Therapeutic Power of the Arts"
2011 Metanoia Institute - "Shame"
2011 Iron Mill Institute - "Overcoming Procrastination"
2011 Dr Barbara Mitchels - Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults
2011 Dorothy Rowe - "Escape from Depression"
2011 Person Centred Approach SW-"Living+Ageing Well" 2 Days-A Jones/G Thompson
2012 Drs Saunders, Searle, Wood, Steadman - "Assisted Dying-A Christian Response"
2012 Prof Neil Greenberg - TRiM - Evidence based principles of Traumatic Stress Management
2012 Cruse / Somerset Mind:  Mental Health Awareness
2014 B Mitchel and T Bond - Best Practice for Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Being Ethical and Legal
2014 "Gather 2013 - The Gospel of Joy" - Diocese of Plymouth

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Private Practice:

Free first session (60 minutes).

£30 per session (60 minutes) second session onwards.


Tues - Thurs (1st session 8.30 am - last session 6.00 pm). I can work with you around shift patterns if that helps.

Further information

British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) Registered

The Meeting Rooms, Church Office
Church Of The Sacred Heart & St Aldhelm

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Georgie Simon

Georgie Simon