Simon Chapman

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CBT & Couples Counselling | ADHD Therapy | MACC (Accred) RN
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Bristol BS8 & BS1
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

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Relationship (Couples) Counselling
  • ADHD Therapy & Support (ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider)
  • Outdoor 'Walk and Talk' Counselling
  • For Individuals and Couples

Welcome to Avon CBT & Psychotherapy, a counselling practice which is guided by over 20 years of helping people in difficult and often stressful situations. I have worked operationally in the Armed Forces as a Commissioned Military Chaplain; the NHS as an Emergency Department Registered Nurse; the Police; the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI); as well as teaching in schools and a university. I bring the empathy, training and skills acquired from this extensive experience into my counselling practice.

I provide therapy to individuals and couples from around the world, working flexibly to accommodate the needs of family life, business travel, work shift patterns and armed forces deployments. Specialising in CBT and Relationship Counselling, I am able to assist with a broad range of individual and relational issues, such as Anxiety and Phobias; Depression, Abuse and Trauma (PTSD); Communication and conflict patterns leading to relationship difficulties; as well as recovery from affairs. I also have significant experience of working with neurodiversity (particularly ADHD), understanding the challenges this can bring to our closest relationships, self-esteem, work and family life.

I know how daunting it can feel to be seeking counselling support and the importance of knowing that you have found the right therapist to work with. I founded Avon CBT & Psychotherapy on the values of Integrity and Compassion and my priority is to provide a safe, warm and non-judgemental space to calmly work through the difficulties or anxieties which may be impacting your experience of life or relationships.

The Counselling Journey:

I aim to make therapy as easy for you to access as possible, offering a flexible online booking system to suit your schedule. With appointment times ranging from 30-90 minutes, depending on your needs, I can deliver therapy face-to-face in my purpose built counselling room, online or whilst walking outdoors on local woodland routes or coastal footpaths.

Following a thorough assessment, we will work together to develop the most effective plan to address your needs. This could include identifying bespoke counselling goals, which enable us to measure your progress and change throughout the process of therapy. If needed, I am used to modifying CBT interventions to help make them more accessible or helpful for neurodivergent individuals, e.g. those with ADHD or Autism.

I recognised early in my career that one style of counselling will not suit everyone, so I can also provide a less structured counselling approach (Person-Centred Counselling) for those who would prefer this to CBT. I am also qualified to provide Mental Health First Aid Training, Stress Management Coaching and Health and Wellbeing Coaching to individuals and organisations. I am registered as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider with Evergreen Certifications (USA). 

I have benefitted myself from therapy and genuinely believe that it can help us to overcome difficulties which have persisted for years. My aim is to make this experience possible for others, as I support individuals and couples facing a wide variety of issues.

If you would like a conversation to see whether I may be able to help you, please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Adults:

I am a university trained professionally registered therapist, experienced in working with adult individuals and couples. 

I studied Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) at the University of South Wales on their post-graduate training course.

I completed my training as a Relationship Counsellor with Relate, a national organisation providing relationship therapy.

I have taken coaching courses in Stress Management Coaching and Health and Wellbeing Coaching at the London based Centre for Coaching and am insured to coach adults and young people. 

I have completed significant training in the treatment and management of ADHD, qualifiying as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider.

My initial therapeutic training was in Person-Centred Counselling, taught at Network Counselling in Bristol.

I draw on these different training approaches to provide the right form of therapy for each individual, rather than assuming that one counselling method will work for all.

I am trained to deliver Outdoor 'Walk and Talk' Counselling, for those who enjoy being outdoors or who find talking whilst walking a more helpful experience. 

A Diploma in Online Counselling has equipped me to provide therapy via Email and Instant Messaging (Web chat), for clients who would prefer this counselling approach as an alternative to my Face-to-Face, Phone or Webcam service.

I am a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England.

Teenagers and Young People:

With over 8 years experience of school pastoral management and classroom (PSHE) teaching, I can coach older teenagers to help them develop the skills, practical tools and emotional resilience needed to manage stress and look after their physical health and mental wellbeing. 

Qualifications:

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy – University of South Wales
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling (Pastoral Counselling Skills) – Network Counselling, Bristol - validated by the University of Gloucestershire
  • Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling - Relate Counselling
  • Diploma in Online Counselling - Online Counselling Services & Training (ACTO Level 2 registered course)
  • ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider - Evergreen Certifications (USA)
  • Certificate in Stress Management and Health and Wellbeing Coaching – Centre for Coaching, London
  • First Aid for Mental Health Supervising Instructor (Level 1, 2 and 3) - Nuco Training Ltd
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
  • Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) Team Leader and Assessor - Royal Navy and RNLI
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults training
  • NQF Level 7 in Leadership and Management - Professional Recognition Award (MCGI) - City and Guilds Institute, London
  • BA (Hons) in Theological Studies – University of Bristol
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies – University of the West of England

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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ACC
Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Association for Christian Counsellors
Accredited Register Scheme

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Association for Christian Counsellors
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • CBT for ADHD
  • Mental Health First Aid training for parents, organisations and individuals
  • Aviation Professionals - Pilot Support Programme (CAA PSP experience)
  • Couples Counselling 
  • Stress Management Coaching for Adults and Teenagers
  • Health and Wellbeing Coaching for Adults and Teenagers
  • Outdoor 'Walk and Talk' Therapy

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Fees

£90.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • 50 min individual CBT or Coaching is £90 per session.
  • 50 min Relationship Counselling is £100 per session.
  • 30 min ‘check-in’ or follow-up appointments are £55 per session. 
  • 50 min Evening appointments are £110 per session. 
  • 50 min Saturday appointments are £105 per session. 

If you would like to discuss options to make therapy more affordable, please let me know.

I offer a limited number of concessionary appointments to assist those who would otherwise be unable to afford therapy. 

When I work

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Sessions can be weekly or less regular, depending on your individual needs. 

Further information

I am firmly committed to providing a counselling practice which is anti-discriminatory and welcome enquiries from clients of any age, relationship status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief or cultural background. I have been trained to deliver online therapy, enabling clients with limited mobility to have easier access to counselling.

I am fully insured and vetted to an Enhanced Level by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Dennyview Road, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, North Somerset, BS8 3RD

Bristol, Avon, BS1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I have a Diploma in Online Counselling, which enables me to provide clients with limited physical mobility, access to counselling via Video link / Web-cam, Phone, Email or Instant Messaging / Web-chat. I am also trained to deliver therapy outdoors.

Online platforms

Google Meet
VSee
Zoom
Whatsapp

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