Simon Blackmore UKAHPP.: Counselling and Supervision: Individuals and couples
I am an accredited counsellor with ten years of counselling experience working with a wide variety of issues and situations.
I have a background in education, specialising in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. my experience as a Trainer and Teacher fuelled my interest in emotional health, human behaviour and social interaction, this led to training initially in person centred counselling and then gestalt psychotherapy.
I believe that we are all born with the resources and ability to be in rewarding relationships with other humans and to move through the problems and situations we face.
I see my task as counsellor / therapist to help you see more clearly what your situation is and to explore how you are part of it. I aim to support you in finding new and more creative ways to move more in the direction you wish.
My trainning and breadth of experience has equipped me to work with a wide variety of issues accross all ages. I have particular experience in relational work; incuding couples, gender and sexuality, anger management aswell as support with depression and anxiety.
As a senior counsellor with a local charity, I specialise in gender and sexuality issues. I have previously worked with drug and alcohol users.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is in humanistic practices with my major training in Gestalt Psychotherapy (4yrs @ Metanoia Institute). My most recent training has been "Gender and Sexuality minorities" with Pink Therapy.
I have been in Private Practice for 9 yrs where I offer both Individuals and Couples Counselling.I also offer clinical supervision.
Registered / Accredited
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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals-£50 per 1hr Session (Counselling and Supervision)
Couples -£60per 1hr Session
Concessions on discussion