Simon Dowling Counselling MBACP(Reg)
Counselling is a non-judgemental therapeutic process. This involves me listening to you and us working together to overcome the personal obstacles and challenges you are facing or fearing.
I am an Integrative Counsellor incorporating: Person-centered therapy, Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Creative therapy and Gestalt.
Upon making initial contact there will be a free telephone consultation. This is where you will have the opportunity to share what is happening for you. After listening to you I will explain how I work and what you can expect from therapy.
Our first session is where the work really starts to begin, I will listen to you as you share your story in more detail. It is important to note that as the counsellor I do not give advice, together we look at each perspective and talk about how you feel about them before you make the decision. You are in full control of each session.
Therapy is about relationship, it is important you feel at ease in the room. The information you share with me is always kept confidential.
After six sessions we will review how things are progressing and plan future sessions accordingly.
At times in our sessions I may use creative therapy, I will explain in full of what I plan to do and with your consent will move forward with the planned intervention. Again, noting that you are in full control of each and every session.
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills
NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory
AIM Awards Level 4 Approaches to Counselling Children & Young People
Diploma of Higher Education- Counselling
Enhanced DBS (Subscription Service)
Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Our first telephone consultation is free, after this a 50 minute session either online or face to face is £45.00
Suitable dates and times to be discussed at point of contact.
I may, with your permission use creative interventions during our sessions.