Dr Philip Simon Glen

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

C. Psychol, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
No current availability
No current availability

This professional has no current availability for new clients. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Glasgow G2 & Falkirk FK1
No current availability
No current availability

This professional has no current availability for new clients. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Feb 2024 I currently have some limited availability for online sessions, and face to face sessions in Falkirk. 

I am Simon Glen and I’m a Counselling Psychologist. In my work, I combine the client centred and non-judgemental elements of counselling with the wide evidence base of psychology.

I see my role as being there to work together with you to understand some of the difficulties you are experiencing, to help you draw on the positive resources you already have in life, and to help build some new skills using evidenced psychological approaches like Compassion Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (two types of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)).

In my career, I have worked with people facing many different types of challenges in their lives including living with long term health conditions (like cancer, epilepsy, and brain injury). I have worked with people experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, post-traumatic stress and people who have concerns over alcohol use. 

Whatever we are experiencing in our lives, my belief is that we are not broken, we are trying the best we can to cope with circumstances in life that we have not chosen. Our responsibility for facing this begins at this point. In our work I would aim to have you at the centre and work together with you in the here and now, to meet your goals for the future.

As a former Counselling Psychologist in Training I am aware of the expenses involved, and so I can offer a discount for Trainees undertaking mandatory therapy as part of their course. I can offer supervision to trainee counsellors and trainee applied psychologists- particularly in the orientations of Person Centred therapy, and Compassion Focussed Therapy.  Please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology: Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Queen Margaret University
  • B.A. (Hons) Psychology - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Supervision skill training- NHS Education for Scotland 


i have worked at:

  • Maggie’s Forth Valley,
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian
  • Epilepsy Scotland
  • Glasgow Council on Alcohol.

Prior to training as a counselling psychologist, I worked for the organisations Headway Glasgow, and Edinburgh Headway Group with people with brain injury, family and carers, for the NHS Forth Valley in advocacy roles with older people, and in charities with people with mental health problems.

I am currently employed part time in NHS Lanarkshire. 

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.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As I work using Compassion Focused Therapy I very often work with people experiencing Shame, Guilt and Self-critical thoughts. This can lead to various types of withdrawal and avoidance- which are sometimes the behaviours we work on reducing. 

I mention above that I generally take a non-diagnostic stance to our human distress. The format of the directory encourages us as therapists to tick the boxes of the different conditions we work with. I prefer to see us all as individuals coping as best we can with the circumstances of our lives. It is not “what is wrong with you?” Rather it is “what happened to you?”


£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

The fees are £85 per 50 minute session. 

Counselling Psychology trainees undertaking mandatory therapy can enquire about a discount to this fee. The concessionary rate is £70 per session.

Supervision is offered at £60 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The evening sessions are generally face to face sessions. 

I have some limited availability for face to face sessions in my Falkirk office. 

Further information

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
T.S. Eliot

This quote from encompasses the idea that any change we make involves an ending and maybe loss: like giving up a behaviour we held on to; or a story we had about ourselves; or the passing of an important relationship. So I find this useful to keep this in mind when I and the people I work with want to make a change. There might be sadness about that ending too. 
Eliot’s message is that this ending is bound together with the possibility and positivity of a new beginning. So we can be ambivalent about change even when we know it’s the right thing for us. 

34 West George Street, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2

23 Wellside Place, Falkirk, FK1 5RL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I can offer clinical supervision to trainee counsellors and trainee applied psychologists.

View supervision profile


Dr Philip Simon Glen
Dr Philip Simon Glen