Dr Philip Simon Glen

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Glasgow G2 & Falkirk FK1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

May 2024 I currently have some very 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 help you 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

Qualifications 

  • 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 

Experience

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

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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 generally take a non-diagnostic approach to the psychological distress we all experience. The format of the directory encourages us as therapists to tick the boxes of the different conditions we work with. Our mental wellbeing doesn't easily "fit in a box" though.  I prefer to see us all as individuals trying to cope as best we can with the circumstances of our lives. To paraphrase Gabor Mate and Oprah Winfrey:  It is not “what is wrong with you?”, rather it is “what happened to you?”. 

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Fees

£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

If you would like a brief phonecall before booking a session this can be arranged. Please contact me by email to organise.

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
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

The evening sessions are generally face to face sessions. 

I have some limited availability for face to face sessions in my Falkirk office. Other sessions can be run online. 

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. 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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

PVG Scheme

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The Glasgow office I use has a lift, but there is a flight of stairs to get to this. My Falkirk office has two steps from outside, but is on the ground floor. Depending on your level of mobility online sessions may be more accessible.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp
Google Meet

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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

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Dr Philip Simon Glen
Dr Philip Simon Glen