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About me

Hello, my name is Simon

Everyone needs support from time to time.  What some might consider day to day issues gradually or suddenly feel like much more.

Not quite feeling right but not sure why.  Life feeling harder than it normally does.  Maybe something significant or traumatic has happened in your life, recently or in the past, and you can't quite come to terms with it, or work out how you can learn to cope with it.

Maybe:-

  • You've heard about counselling and wonder if it would help
  • Someone who cares about you suggested it might help
  • You'll try anything because you're stuck and can't seem to find a way through yourself
  • You feel sad, are experiencing anxiety, depression or having some family or relationship issues
  • You're struggling with adapting to coming out of lockdown and the many implications this has for you.

I would like to offer to support you, and am offering video and telephone counselling while face to face is not available.  If you've got this far, you've taken the first step.  The next one may be harder, but I would like to invite you to contact me to discuss how I might be able to help.

I can offer a confidential, private space where you can say what you like, without fear of judgement or upsetting someone else.  I will do my best to understand what life is like for you, through your lens.  I will help you to work out what you want to do and how you would like to do it to be the best you can be.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working in private practice; with small businesses; various charities and as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, with a wide variety of clients from diverse backgrounds who bring their own unique experiences and issues to counselling.

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Training

  • How to Make the Transition to Online Therapy - How to develop Good Practice
  • The Rewind Technique - Closure without Disclosure
  • Managing anxiety and panic responses in the therapy room
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • Trauma, resilience and coping in the older population
  • Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • Working with Clients with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Creative Workshops
  • The importance of the supervisory relationship
  • A Childs Grief
  • An Introduction to Psychosis
  • Bereaved Through Murder or Manslaughter
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Understanding Diversity

MBACP - Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) with full professional insurance

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The sessions will be 50 minutes.

Each session is £40.  Payment 24 hours in advance of the session by bank transfer is required.  I am able to accept cash or card at the beginning of each session when Face to Face is allowed within professional guidelines.  Receipts can be provided.

Concessions are available for student counsellors, please contact me for further information.

Free initial telephone consultation, so feel free to give me a call on: 07526 270076.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer counselling sessions on weekdays from 8am and into the early evening.  Friday sessions are available to maintain continuity but not for regular weekly slots.

Further information

My counselling room is in a quiet residential area of Peterborough.

Free Parking is available to the rear of the counselling room.

The location is on a main city bus route (citi 1).

Whilst I have indicated that I offer online and telephone counselling, this is often more effective after a face to face relationship has been developed.  I am however willing to discuss individual needs to establish whether moving straight to this medium could be beneficial for you.  In most instances, because of Covid restrictions, it is likely that we will work online or telephone, depending on your preferences.

I hope you would like to discuss how I can support you.  If so, we can follow the following steps:-

  • Please contact me by phone or email to arrange for an initial telephone conversation where we can discuss the the arrangements for the first session.
  • At the first session, we will talk about how we can work together and what you are looking to get out of the sessions.
  • If you are happy to continue, further sessions are normally arranged on a weekly basis at the same time, on the same day, although we can discuss suitable alternative arrangements.  You will monitor your progress through the sessions with me and decide how long you wish to continue the sessions.

13 Burwell Reach
Botolph Green
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE2 7ZE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I am willing to offer online / telephone counselling for clients where accessibility is problematic. I would prefer to develop a face to face relationship, if this is possible, before starting online / telephone counselling

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Simon Batty: Dip. Couns. Reg. MBACP

Simon Batty: Dip. Couns. Reg. MBACP