Simon Garcia (Dip.Psych, MBCAP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Simon Garcia (Dip.Psych, MBCAP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

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Simon Garcia
1 Snow Hill Court
London
EC1A 2EJ

Simon Garcia
The Workstation
42 Watling Street
Radlett
Hertfordshire
WD7 7NN

07771 634254

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About me

What To Expect From First Contact

Right from the free first initial consultation, together, we will discover the way forward through issues such as adultery and betrayal, anxiety, depression, grief, family, panic, relationships, stress as well as many other areas that can negatively impact one’s life.  You will leave the conversation with the relief that someone understands and with clear goals of what you want to achieve

In the sessions, we’ll work together to solve your current problems and improve your positive thinking and behaviour. Amongst many other things you will discover valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles as you move forward in life.

Contact me when you are ready. I'm confident that by working together we can begin to map out an effective pathway to improve your overall wellbeing.

My Aim and Unique Offering

The warning signs of impaired mental health include increased anger and irritability, noticeable changes in energy levels and appetite, worrying or feeling stressed more than before, and thoughts and behaviours that can affect your private, social and working life.

The aim from the very first session is to help my clients resolve their current difficulties, and to create positive changes in both their personal and professional lives.

I hold a belief that no one single approach can treat all clients. That is why I use an integrative counselling and psychotherapy approach that combines different therapeutic approaches and tools to fit the individual need of each client.

My integrative approach includes the use and practice of Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical Therapies.

As an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, with vast experience from within the corporate sector through my Investment Banking career, and family man, I have experienced many of the areas and issues that can impact our lives.  I believe that this enables me to offer a service suited to people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Areas I Can Help You With

Areas that my individual therapy sessions have helped clients with include but not limited to:

addiction, affairs and betrayals, anger management issues, anxiety, bereavement, career, confidence and low self-esteem, depression, divorce and separation, dreams, family issues, feeling sad, low mood, phobias, relationships, work-related stress, work life balance.

I also offer a bespoke MenSpace program(see lower down profile) designed for men. This program is specifically designed for males who for certain reasons are either not aware that their mental fitness is poor, or if aware, decide to keep it to themselves.  The program is a one on one solution focussed approach with a suggested duration of 6 sessions.

Free Initial Consultation

I also understand that trying to choose the right therapist can be confusing. That's why I offer a free initial first consultation by phone or Skype to provide a space where I can listen to what you need and you can hear how I can help.

Locations and Availability

Located in two Central London locations convenient to Bond Street, City Thameslink, Chancery Lane, Farringdon, Oxford Circus and St Pauls stations. Also located in Radlett, Hertfordshire

Phone/Message: 07771 634254

Email: contact@gps-therapy.com

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach has been forged through my qualification and practise as a psychotherapist and my extensive career within a highly pressurised environment. My focus is to help one continue with their personal and professional growth, fulfil their potential and enjoy a greater sense of overall wellbeing.

My training and experience includes

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • B.A Hons. in Economics and Public Policy
  • A registered member of BACP
  • Member of BACP coaching
  • In excess of 25 years trading and management experience in a corporate environment

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dream exploration

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  • Central London
  • Central London location
  • Radlett Location

Fees

I have a heartfelt and highly intuitive approach designed to get to the centre of your entrenched issues. My unique approach stems from a background that fuses the experience and knowledge gained as an experienced psychotherapist, from having over 25 years working within a highly pressurised corporate environment and from being a husband and father to three boys.

My Fees are as follows:

  • Initial phone consultation is free
  • £110 per session at the City of London and Central London locations
  • £80 per session at the Hertfordshire locations
  • £80 per Skype session
  • Each session lasts 50 minutes
  • Approved Private Medical Provider:
    • Aetna International
    • Axa-PPP
    • VitalityHealth

Further information

MenSpace Program

Don't Suffer in Silence

This program is designed to help prevent other men making the same mistakes I made.

All the signs of impaired mental health were there.  I was becoming increasingly more irritable and angry.  My appetite was lower and my energy level had dropped. The headaches and stomach aches were more frequent. I began to worry a lot more than usual and felt stressed all the time.  I also began to drink more than usual, and became more distant.

Yet despite this and the effects it was having on my family life and career, I chose to suffer in silence.

I nearly lost everything that I loved and cherished.  By drawing on my personal and professional experience I can help other men in similar situations to find the solutions to their current difficulties and discover how to make positive changes in their lives.

​The MenSpace program is specifically designed for males who for certain reasons are either not aware that their mental health is being negatively impacted by issues such as anxiety, depression and stress, or if aware, decide to keep it to themselves.  The program is a one on one solution focussed approach with a suggested duration of 6 sessions.

​In 2018, 75% of all suicides in the UK were male.  Believing they can deal with it, not wishing to burden anyone, embarrassment, stigma, not wanting to appear weak, and no one to talk to, are all reasons given why men chose to suffer on their own and in silence.   With approximately 14 men each day taking their life by suicide in the UK in 2018, something needs to change.

Contact me on:

07771 634254 or at contact@gps-therapy.com for more details

Maps & Directions

London, EC1A 2EJ
Radlett, WD7 7NN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

The Snow Hill Court London practice is located on the ground floor and is accessible for those with physical disability.

Availability

Located in two Central London Locations. One in W1 and the other in EC1.

Also located within Hertfordshire

Weekends are possible depending on locations.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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