Simon Balioussis

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London N16 & Stroud GL6
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I offer a safe and confidential space to facilitate exploration and promote insight and personal growth. Everyone is unique and so everything that is brought into therapy is treated with care, respect and confidentiality. 

My approach towards therapy is integrative, drawing on the theory and practice of existential therapy, cbt and psychoanalytic therapy, and aims towards increasing self-knowledge and attaining more clarity over feelings, intentions and tendencies. By becoming more aware of the challenges you experience and how you respond to them, you also become more able to identify alternative ways of looking at them and addressing them. 

I have experience in a variety of settings and I am accustomed to working in both long-term/open-ended and short-term therapy contracts. Issues we can explore together in therapy include anxiety, feeling sad, lack of meaning in life, low self-esteem and interpersonal issues, to name a few.  I am particularly experienced and interested in working with issues relating to anxiety (such as generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety and panic attacks), low self esteem, as well as avoidant and addictive personality traits.

Currently, alongside my private practice, I also work as a senior counsellor and clinical supervisor in a nationwide counselling service.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I have obtained a BSc in Psychology, a MSc in Psychology and Psychotherapy, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate and I have also completed further training in areas such as mindfulness and existential therapy.

Alongside my private practice I am also currently working as a Senior Counsellor in a nationwide counselling service, where I also provide support and supervision to a team of counsellors. Over the years I have worked in a number of different settings including charities, private clinics and in the residential care sector.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Lack of meaning


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

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Stamford Hill, London, N16

Painswick, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

Type of session


Types of client

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

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Simon Balioussis
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