Simon Baverstock B.A.(Hons), PgDip. UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist.
Hello, and thank you for stopping by.
I am an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist and I use my experience of relating to you in sessions to understand your way of being in the world, how you make sense of it, how you relate to others and understand what might be getting in the way of your happiness.
Your journey is unique. Every time I've been listened to and understood I've come away feeling cared for and valued and have a new sense of my worth. I've learned that change is inevitable and that how I care for myself in the present affects my future.
I work with adults weekly or more often (usually for a minimum of six weeks) who struggle with or feel overwhelmed by aspects of their lives. This might include a relationship, events, emotions or personal difficulties. Psychotherapy is an investment in you, an opportunity to look at what might seem like entrenched obstacles to your fulfilment in a safe and confidential space. Psychotherapy is a journey, undertaken in company, to learn, develop and grow.
You set the pace and the agenda. Within a strong, supporting alliance, you can reach attainable goals. Being listened to and feeling heard can bring immediate benefits. Long standing suffering can take a longer term to explore.
I use the CORE - Outcome Measures forms periodically through my clients' journeys if they are willing as a way to monitor the effect and direction of my clients' psychotherapy.
You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange an appointment. Please leave me a message of what you're looking for if I am unable to answer your call. I will return your call when it is convenient. I aim to respond to all calls within 48 hours. I look forward to hearing from you.
I have worked with people with a wide range of experiences, some of which included but were not limited to chronic sadness, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, low self esteem, bereavement, end of life, suicidal thoughts, anger, obsessive behaviour, alcoholism, drug use, domestic violence, sexual violence, depression, childhood sexual abuse, and/or panic attacks.
I welcome and have worked with people with experience of psychosis and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
I invite you with warmth and respect to explore subjects of your choice with me at your pace. Confidentiality will be maintained unless I believe your life or someone else's is in danger, when I am compelled to break confidentiality by a court of law, or where information disclosed during a session is of such gravity that confidentiality cannot reasonably be expected to be maintained, for example, in cases of fraud or crime.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began working with clients in 2012 in my fourth year of postgraduate training for a diploma in Integrative Relational Psychotherapy at Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute.
In 2014 I co-founded Northern Lights Therapy Service in Scarborough which specialises in the treatment of adults who have profound childhood experience of sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and/or sexual violence, trauma and exploitation. I remain a director in practice there.
Prior to my psychotherapy training I gained a B.A. (Honours) degree in Theology and Christian ministry in 1997 and worked in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and youth work with periods in the leisure and manufacturing industries.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for each psychotherapy session of sixty minutes duration.
Some concessions are available.