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Simon Draycott PhD, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

London W1W & SW2
0207 501 8659 0207 501 8659 07979 801275 07979 801275 Registered / Accredited

About me

I provide counselling services to individuals and couples in Central London (Oxford Circus) and South London (Brixton).

My default approach is Existential-Phenomenological in nature but I will draw from other models to best the sort of person you are and what you want to look achieve from counselling.

These other therapeutic models include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Person-Centred Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Therapy.

My aim is to help us both better understand your experiences, and to support you to come to terms with who you are and what is going on for you, or to help you make the changes you want to.

Whilst the counselling models listed above play their part, of primary importance is the nature of the relationship we develop in the counselling room. This relationship should be defined by your being comfortable in working with me, and the relationship having boundaries that may be difficult to achieve elsewhere in your life. At times, the work may feel difficult or challenging but ultimately safe and productive.

In the free, initial consultation session, we will explore what you want to achieve from the counselling work. During the course of the work, we will return to these aims. Whilst these aims may evolve, it’s an important part of the process that we look at how much progress is being made, and ensure you feel something useful and productive is taking place.

Training, qualifications & experience

These are my qualifications:

  • Post-MA in Existential Counselling Psychology - City University, London
  • MA in Counselling Psychology – City University, London
  • PhD – Exeter University
  • MSc in Occupational Psychology – University of Hertfordshire
  • BA (Hons.) in Psychology and Philosophy IIi – University of Leeds
  • Certificate in Sex Addiction - Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

I am affiliated to the following organisations:

  • I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • I am a Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • I am member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • I am a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)
  • I am a member of the Association of Business Psychologists (ABP)

My experience includes the following:

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)

  • Providing counselling and therapeutic support to individuals and couples across a variety of client groups
  • Assessing and working to alleviate a range of psychological conditions and emotional problems including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse, HIV and sexual health, self-esteem and work-related issues
  • Exploring and creating a greater understanding with clients of a range of issues including existential givens, trust, communication, safer sex, sexual orientation and living with HIV
  • Adopting an integrative approach drawing from the following schools of thought: existential phenomenological, psychodynamic, CBT, transactional analysis, motivational interviewing, and systems theory
  • Working within both a time-limited and open-ended therapeutic framework

Relate

  • Providing couple and individual counselling services
  • Designing and delivering training programmes and workshops including stress management, life skills and career development

Saneline

  • Providing emotional, crisis support and information to people suffering from mental illness, their families and friends, and professionals working in the mental health field

Mendas

  • Developing and delivering management profiling services
  • Providing executive coaching services
  • Developing and delivering workshops and training courses e.g. team-building, stress management, coaching and presentation skills
  • Consulting to develop bespoke, evidence-based assessment solutions
  • Conducting organisational research e.g. deaths in custody and healthcare role profiling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

ATSAC

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.

ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.

Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit organisation.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life MOT
Mid-life crisis

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

FREE initial consultation session

Individuals: £85 per session
Couples: £95 per session

Rates may vary if delivered via insurance providers.  Discount available for counselling students

19 Nassau Street
Near Oxford Circus
London
W1W 7AF

86 Sudbourne Road
Brixton
London
SW2 5AH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Simon Draycott  PhD, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Simon Draycott PhD, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

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